For 100 years, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has forged new and distinctive ways of understanding and approaching all aspects of mental health and wellbeing for children and adult outpatients, locally and nationally and we have a particular expertise in psychoanalysis. We also have a strong focus on education and training – and uniquely, both an Ofsted registration for the integrated school we run; and registration with the Office for Students, for our education and training activity where we are developing plans to have degree awarding ability. One of three mental health Trusts in the North Central London ICS, we also provide services nationally and have an international reputation across a range of mental health services and education activities. We are proud to be a small independent specialist provider of innovative and high- quality services with an annual turnover of c£57m, and around seven hundred committed staff delivering. high quality services. Our last CQC inspection in 2018 rated our Trust ‘Good’ although we have received a critical report for one of our highly specialist services in 2020.
We are looking to appoint our new Chief Executive Officer to lead the Trust’s strategy and have overall responsibility for the management and performance of the organisation. The Chief Executive will provide the vision, leadership, and strategic direction to take the Trust forward at an interesting time working with the ICS to provide the best services for the people it serves in the local area and more widely. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, including increased demand for services and the monumental challenge of recovering and resetting services, has also starkly accentuated pre-existing health inequalities, and the CEO will need to help the Trust in its key role combatting those going forwards.
As productive partnerships are a key aspect of our future success, we need a CEO who can collaborate and negotiate a shared future vision for the Trust within the ICS. You will be experienced in developing relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders and navigating complex networks of competing interests to get the best outcomes for patients and service users. And, improving quality in a financially and Covid -challenged local health and care system is no easy task, but this role offers the opportunity to lead the Trust as it embarks on the next stage of its transformational journey.
This is a demanding role, with a high level of public scrutiny and accountability, and requires exceptional skills combined with relevant professional experience – and a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated workforce. We need a robust and inspirational leader – politically astute, with a commitment to delivering outstanding, innovative public services, who can build excellent working relationships at all levels of the organisation and with external partners in a complex environment. You will have a credible track record of shaping and delivering change across complex organisational boundaries or within systems. You will need to have a strong focus on ongoing approaches to improvement, with patient experience at the core of everything.
The communities we serve are incredibly diverse – our Trust can only provide quality care with equality, and we want to be known for both the excellent services we deliver and, how staff support and value each other as equals. We are committed to tackling discrimination and embracing diversity across our organisation and would particularly welcome applications from across the spectrum of diversity.
If you believe you bring the skills and knowledge required to be successful in this role, share the mission and vision of the Trust, and in the services the Trust provides, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are open to applications from candidates for who this would be their first Chief Executive role.
To find out more click on Apply and for a confidential discussion call Helen Barkham on 07921 308766 or Melanie Shearer on 07785 616 548 at GatenbySanderson.
Closing Date: 9am Monday 25th July 2022.