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Area Directors

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Area Directors (Urgent, Emergency and Planned Care)

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Location - (Cheshire & Merseyside or Greater Manchester)

Salary – VSM

The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is a high performing and dynamic organisation, where we continually seek to improve and innovate to provide the very best possible care to patients within the communities we serve. We are developing and changing our service delivery model to focus on integrated care, enabling us to provide people with the support they need, joined up across other partner organisations.

As a result, we are now looking for two Area Directors to lead in our Trust as we transform our service model to centre around integrated care. These are truly rewarding roles where you and your teams’ contributions will drive change and contribute to the organisation’s emerging strategy as we begin to operate across ICSs with our NHS partners.

These posts will extend across all three service lines; urgent, emergency and planned care and will be recruited to at ICS level (Cheshire and Merseyside and Greater Manchester). This is an exciting opportunity to lead area-based teams who will represent the Trust in a way that ensures organisational strategy and priorities are realised. Each post requires a capable leader to represent the Trust, its vision, and its values across the ICS system.

Working to the Trust Strategy and with the direction of the Board, you will have the opportunity to lead, positively influence, negotiate and progress the interests of the Trust and to innovative where appropriate. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own leadership skills through our leadership philosophy ‘Be Think Do’ which is how we have embedded our positive leadership values and culture into the Trust.

We are seeking compassionate leaders who can demonstrate inclusivity and will inspire and influence others to achieve better outcomes for our patients. You will work strategically and build relationships both internally and externally to enable successful delivery of operational, financial and performance activity within your area.

These will be complex and challenging roles, within an organisation that serves over 7 million people across 5,400 square miles. We recognise that the key to our success is down to the contribution made by our 6,300+ staff, our volunteers and our partners.

Our vision is to be the best performing ambulance service in the country, by delivering our strategic goals to - deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right place, every time - and we are looking for highly motivated individuals to deliver this vision in our ICS areas.

Our Values are: Working Together; Being at Our Best; Making a Difference.

We are entering an exciting time of change and you will be pivotal in shaping the future of the organisation. If you share our vision and values, and feel you have the attributes outlined above, we welcome your interest and application.

We would particularly encourage applications from candidates with protected characteristics, as we are committed to improving diversity within the Trust.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close:Sunday, 31st July 2022

Shortlisting Interviews:w/c 8 August and w/c 22 August

Final Interviews and Assessments:w/c 12th September

To request a copy of the information pack, please contact us on

For an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact Joe Joyce or Natasha Parmar

Application is by CV and Covering Letter. Within your application, please specify if your interest is for Cheshire and Merseyside, Greater Manchester or both. Applications should be submitted to