The successful candidate will be a talented and transformational leader, they will need to be enthusiastic and driven, with the willingness to go the extra mile to achieve what is required for patients and services. They will have demonstrable and credible experience in senior operational management roles, ideally in the health sector but potentially in a related environment.
Excellent communication skills are necessary, along with the ability to establish credibility at all levels internally and externally and to quickly build relationships within the team and the wider organization. A flexible “can do” attitude and a strong focus on delivery are essential.
Main duties of the job
The North Thames GLH is a globally recognized centre of excellence delivering genomic testing and translational research, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact at one of the largest centres in Europe. Together with leading academic partners that include The Royal Marsden Hospital, Imperial College, University College London, and Queen Mary University, there is huge potential to continue to deliver ground-breaking innovations that will change the way care is delivered to patients.
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.
GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.
We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.
We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women’s staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust’s mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.
18 April 2023
Very senior manager (VSM)
Depending on experience per annum
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
The Chief Operating Officer will be based at Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust but will work across the geography to manage the consolidation of laboratories and develop a leading genomic testing service that will serve the local population while also delivering specialist testing across the country. The role requires a balance of operational grip with strong relationship management skills and an ability to inspire world-leading clinicians on a journey of service change that will ensure the delivery of the very best care outcomes and performance.
This is a rare opportunity to lead a transformational change and become part of a team of world-class clinicians and scientists. If you are a highly talented professional seeking a challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.
How to Apply
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Closing Date: Friday, 5 May 2023
Final Interview: w/c 12 June 2023 – TBC
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