Chief Executive Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Romford, UK
  • Salary: Competitive

Website Barking Havering and Redbridge Univ Hospitals NHS Trust

With a dedicated workforce of over 7,500 colleagues and local volunteers and an income of £570m, our Trust, located in the North East of London, is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, caring for a local population of around 750 000.

Our organisation operates two main hospital sites, King George Hospital in Goodmayes, Ilford and Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Essex. We have one of the busiest emergency departments in London.

We are seeking an exceptional leader that will successfully steer our organisation in strong partnership with all we work across North East London. We are optimistic that our new collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust offers us a great opportunity to achieve positive outcomes for the population we serve and improve the wellbeing and experience of our teams. The role will ensure we work with Barts and other partners to reduce health inequalities and plan for local population growth. We aspire to make a stronger contribution with health and care partners across North East London, to contribute to a strong anchor system that deeply commits to the social and economic success of our boroughs in ways that are meaningful to local people.

We have made significant improvements to the quality of care we provide to our patients. Following the last inspection of our services by the Care Quality Commission we have improved our overall rating to ‘Requires Improvement’. We are pleased that since then ongoing improvements in our quality of care have been recognised by various external partners and organisations. Yet we have lots more to do to improve care and meet the NHS constitutional standards.

In 2018 the Trust entered into Financial Special Measures and since then have been working alongside NHS England and Improvement to undertake a challenging Financial Recovery Plan. This will only be achieved with collaboration from our external partners as well as working with other neighbouring Acute Trusts.

The Trust Chair is seeking an exceptional healthcare leader with the experience, acuity and personal credibility appropriate to this complex clinically-led organisation. You should be able to demonstrate significant and successful leadership experience at a very senior level, as well as strong communication skills ensuring there is engagement across all areas of our clinical and non-clinical workforce, across London and in national forums. This role will require an impressive track record of delivering clinical and operational outcomes from a candidate who is clear on the values, deeply committed to show their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ready to play a key role in the years ahead for the health and wellbeing of all places across North East London.

For an informal discussion with the Trust Chair, Mike Bell, please contact Chris Smith, Executive PA, via email:



Closing date for applications

Friday 11 June 2021

Stakeholder sessions

Thursday 17 or Friday 18 June 2021


Monday 21 June 2021

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust are subject to a probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Bali Dhani, Deputy Recruitment Manager, on 01708 435000 ext. 2293.

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