Publish date: 19 January 2021

Author: Jenny Richards

Head of service line – Specialist clinical and support services

Band 8c

Closing date: 28 January 2021

12 month secondment opportunity

This vacancy is open to employees of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Head of Service Line to lead a complex and diverse portfolio of specialist clinical and support services as a 12 month secondment.

Services span Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley and are inclusive of Planned Allied Health Professional, Community Equipment Services, Community Dental Services, Community Sexual Health, Medicines Management Team and Community Phlebotomy.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will work with, and through, the Community Divisional leadership teams with a total commitment to our patients and service users.

In order to be successful in this crucial role, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An inspirational and collaborative leadership style
  • The ability to identify and drive strategic change that will transform the shape of service delivery and continuously improve care
  • A track record of delivering operational performance combined with a commitment to high quality healthcare and exceptional patient experience.
  • The credibility to influence, lead and support key decision makers across the health and social care economy, win the respect of their peers and contribute meaningfully at a regional and system level

Candidates for this role should have experience in managing complex services within the community, demonstrable proof of delivering service change and performance improvement, and an ability to motivate and engage multi-disciplinary teams in improving services. We are looking for someone who is a team player, who is resilient, is adaptable and has transferable skills across unfamiliar work areas, but is also determined to make a difference to patient care for our local population.