Chief People Officer

University Hospitals North Midlands (UHNM)

Have you the expertise to maximise the effectiveness, potential and capacity of one of the largest hospitals in the Midlands and the busiest Emergency Department in the UK?  Can you create a great place to work?

If so, we’re looking for our next Chief People Officer for University Hospitals North Midlands to contribute at board level and develop and deliver the strategies for workforce and organisational development.

Leading the people function, you will shape the strategic direction of the Trust by bringing the People Plan to life

With a background in HR and organisational development, you’ll have a proven ability to deliver complex & sometimes contentious change and transformation at scale with pace across an organisation.

Main duties

  • You’ll lead the creation and implementation of the long-term People Strategy in line with the NHS People Plan
  • You’ll provide expert workforce advice to Trust Board, ensuring the Trust complies with it legal and social obligations to its staff.
  • You’ll collaborate closely with system partners and peers to ensure alignment and integration services where it makes sense to the workforce plans and aspirations of the Trust and system.
  • You’ll be a key member of the Executive team playing an integral part in the strategic development of Trust
  • You’ll have full operational responsibility for the People team and organisational development portfolio, managing and supporting the team to deliver high quality outcomes.

Contact Heather I’anson at Hunter Healthcare for a confidential and informal conversation, E :  M : 07967 214771

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes.

We welcome all applications, especially those from underrepresented communities, including people with a disability, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.


Please click here for the candidate pack or visit the microsite for further details.



Date Event
Midnight, 2nd October 2022 Closing Date
19th October 2022 Shortlisting
7th November 2022 Interview Panel