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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Job Description

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Salary – Competitive

Contract - Permanent

Due to promotion of the previous postholder, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) have an exciting opportunity to join the Trust as a Deputy Chief Operating Officer. You will be joining NUH at one of the most exciting times as they go on a journey of improvement whilst delivering their vision of “Outstanding in Health Outcomes and Patient and Staff Experience”. You can play a highly influential part in their mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve.

With 17,000 staff, NUH are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the local population and play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Nottingham University Hospitals have a budget of just under £1billion, 90 wards and 1,700 beds across three main sites: QMC, City Hospital and Ropewalk House. They deliver district general services to 2.5m residents of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and its surrounding communities. Their specialist services allow them to deliver care to 4.5m people from across the East Midlands and nationally for a handful of services. They have a national and international reputation for a number of specialist services.

NUH’s values are crucial to developing the strength of their culture, and they will be looking for someone who demonstrates a similar depth of value-set. You should have values aligned to providing the highest quality and caring service to both patients and staff. You will be a part of the culture of inclusivity where everyone feels valued, and teams are empowered to deliver the best possible patient care.

The Trust are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual who can evidence delivery and demonstrate an ability to lead others. You will work alongside the clinical divisions and with system partners to drive real improvements. You will also play a key role in business planning, service development and delivery, as well as ensuring the NUH can deliver on a range of performance targets. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust guarantee you will have their full support to progress your skills, experience, and professional development.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. They particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions.

Recruitment Timeline

Deadline for Applications: Sunday, 5 June 2022

Shortlisting Interviews:w/c 13 June 2022

Final Interviews and Assessment Process: w/c 27th June 2022

To request a copy of the information pack, please contact

Applications are by CV and Covering Letter and should be submitted to

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