Joint Chief Executive

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCH) and Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust (DHC) are hugely excited to announce the creation of a joint leadership model that we believe will improve the delivery of care to our local communities.

As the first step, we are looking to appoint a joint Chief Executive to help simplify decision-making, increase integration and improve the quality of care and outcomes for the people we serve.  This exciting and challenging role offers the opportunity to build on our long and strong history of partnership working in Dorset and continue to make a real difference to the lives of our communities and our staff. The joint Chief Executive, working alongside a joint Chair, will help accelerate improvements to patient care and outcomes, in line with the aspirations of Dorset’s integrated care system, Our Dorset.

It’s a big job, which needs an experienced and empowering leader who’ll bring energy, drive and a fresh perspective to the delivery of our strategic ambitions and priorities and play a leading role in continuing to develop Our Dorset. Your strong track record in continuous quality and service improvement and ability to inspire and influence will be central to the way you approach this. Partnership working is in our DNA in Dorset so you’ll be adept at collaboration and comfortable with complexity.

It will be important for you to build relationships and earn the trust and respect of a wide range of stakeholders including our staff, our partners across Our Dorset ICS and, most importantly, the people of Dorset. To do this you’ll need to be continually listening and learning, with a relentless focus on empowering people to make the most of their lives.

To learn more please visit our designated campaign microsite and/or contact our recruitment partner Rhiannon Smith on 07860 773860.

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Date Event
7th November 2022 Closing Date
10th November 2022 Longlist
23rd November 2022 Shortlist
7th December 2022 Stakeholder Sessions
8th December 2022 Interviews