Chief Operating Officer

Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places it as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. They are rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, have a history of strong financial performance and have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. They aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone. For their people that means they want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.


The Trust’s current Chief Operating Officer is set to retire in 2022, so we are seeking an inclusive and compassionate leader to join their high-performing and cohesive team. You’ll be a full-voting board member and be responsible for the overall performance and delivery of the Trust’s clinical service portfolio and for driving continuous quality improvement and service development programmes, particularly in relation to service integration, improving access and customer experience and delivering ongoing business improvements and efficiencies. You’ll support the board to create a culture that makes working for Berkshire Healthcare a positive experience for everyone, at every level of the organisation, and you will play an active part in two Integrated Care Systems.


You’ll be a competent people manager and an accomplished leader with the ability to inspire and motivate multidisciplinary teams and drive a culture of performance and innovation across the organisation. You will bring a strong track record of service management in either a mental health or community services setting, or the wider health and social care system and will have proven expertise in delivering major change programmes.


We would welcome applications from people with the above attributes who are from a BAME background to improve the diversity of experience at the board and from those with lived experience, either as carers or service users.


If you’d like to have a confidential conversation about this role, please contact Matt Simpson: or on 020 7935 4570.


Date Event
January 17, 2022 Application closing date