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Group Chief People Officer

Job Description

University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group

Group Chief People Officer



We are looking for a Chief People Officer to join our Group model to support us in realising our People Plan in line with our Dedicated to Excellence strategic framework. Having established the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group on the 1st July 2021 we are moving forward to develop hospitals to be proud of, by delivering clinical excellence and exceptional care for local people, creating new opportunities for colleagues, developing, retaining and attracting top talent.

Our Group has approximately 1,400 beds, serving a diverse population of approximately 800,000 people across the county and employing over 10,000 colleagues, making us one of the largest employers in Northamptonshire.

Our People are a core strategic priority for the Group. We are committed to ensuring our staff feel supported and able to work in an inclusive environment, where they are empowered to make a difference. As we embark on the process to appoint a new Chief People Officer, it is important to reflect on the work which is underway in bringing our organisations together, the establishment of strong foundations, including the development of our first group People Plan, which outlines an exciting vision for the future. Our People Plan has been developed through engagement with staff and alongside our Dedicated to Excellence values, it will continue to underpin our approach for the future.

We are looking for a collaborative and compassionate leader with a natural ability to build trust. You will bring a strong track record and insights into staff engagement and demonstrate a passion for work in this area. These important qualities will be combined with innovative strategic vision and courage to act decisively, so that you can deliver effectively within the UHN group and as part of the newly established Integrated Care System for Northamptonshire.

Although we have many of the issues faced by other Trusts, we have huge potential as combined organisations. There are many exciting developments proposed, not least the £550m re-build of the Kettering site planned for 2025-2030, and the development of a new Diagnostic Treatment Centre along with our new ICU and ED developments in NGH.

We see this as a truly exceptional opportunity to play an influential role, ensuring colleagues have a great place to work and in turn, achieving our overarching goal of providing outstanding care for our population. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, then we look forward to your interest, application and to meeting you in due course.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates with protected characteristics, as the Group are committed to improving diversity within the organisation.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close: Sunday (Midnight), 10 July 2022

Shortlisting Interviews: w/c 11 July 2022

Final interviews and Assessments: 25 & 26 August 2022

To request a copy of the information pack, please contact

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