Welcome from the Joint Chair

Thank you for your interest in the role of Joint Chief Executive Officer for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – one of the largest group models in the NHS with a budget of circa £1.2 billion. Our services include acute, tertiary and community.

Professor Derek Bell

Both FTs have high ambitions and are committed to delivering more together for the populations we serve. Under the leadership of the ICB, our two trusts have been working together with Durham and Darlington FT on a Clinical Services Review programme to review our services and to identify how we can better provide those services across our complex geography for the benefit of our patients.

In the spirit of greater collaboration, the two Trusts have already appointed a Joint Trust Chair and have taken the decision to move to a Group model and the appointment of a Joint Group Chief Executive.

We are therefore seeking to appoint an experienced, dynamic, and high calibre individual who will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of both organisations, to help us deliver our shared ambitions. The successful candidate will be politically astute and an exceptional communicator and this will be demonstrated through a track record of building trusted relationships.

The successful candidate will help shape the new Group executive team structure and the development, implementation, embedding and ongoing review of a revised and streamlined but robust governance framework in support of the Group model.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of delivery within a large NHS organisation, have experience of delivering significant, largescale transformational change as well as building and leading successful and effective teams.

The ideal candidate must also possess exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills, the ability to build effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and the ability to hold to account for agreed performance and improvement targets. We are looking for someone who will help shape the vision and deliver the long-term benefits of the Group Model.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate, with the right experience and who shares our values and passion for the highest quality clinical care.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion and hear more about this exceptional opportunity, please contact Matthew Simpson at our recruitment partners, Hunter Healthcare by email: [email protected] or phone: 07739 649 791.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Derek Bell, Joint Chair
North Tees and Hartlepool
NHS Foundation Trust and
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust