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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Posted: 6 Oct 2020 Closes: 4 Nov 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom £63,751 - £73,664 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_U3QOHWk4Aysn

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Job Reference: 287-CRN-6-20

Employer: Department: Research Location: Liverpool Science Park, Liverpool Salary: £63,751 - £73,664 per annum

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered. The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC) for an enthusiastic and energetic senior manger with significant clinical research delivery experience and demonstrable leadership skills.

CRN NWC is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which is the research delivery arm of the NHS in England, tasked with supporting the rapid set-up and effective conduct of studies, so that researchers can gather the robust evidence needed to improve treatments for NHS patients. CRN NWC drives clinical research delivery performance across the locality, and champion the role of clinical research in the NHS at every level.

The Deputy Chief Operating Officer will be a member of the networks leadership and senior management team and will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer to oversee the strategic and operational delivery of the network.

This role will be integral to achieving corporate and strategic objectives which includes supporting the development of the networks annual business plans and ensuring mechanisms are in place to monitor progress and manage risks. The post holder will also be responsible for delivering key aspects of the networks new strategy including oversight of the networks workforce development function along with responsibility for capacity building and targeting research to regional health needs. The post holder will have line management responsibility for members of the networks senior management team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Chris SmithJob titleChief Operating OfficerEmail contact information

If you wish to arrange an informal conversation prior to interview please contact PA to the CRN NWC Chief Operating Officer so this may be arranged:



0151 331 5124

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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

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