Group Chief Executive Recruitment

A Warm Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Group Chief Executive role at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

Following extensive consideration about how we can best develop and improve the way NHS providers in Lincolnshire can work better together to improve care for patients, we are delighted to announce the decision that the two NHS providers of physical health care are moving toward a Group model. As the next step in this transformation we are establishing a Group CEO role across both LCHS and ULHT. The decision to do this was made because our patients, their families and carers have consistently told us that, despite receiving great care from individual NHS services, their care is not always as joined up as it can be, nor is it always designed to best meet their needs. In addition, our clinicians tell us that the way NHS services are currently arranged across the county can be improved to enable them to provide more integrated care to better meet patient needs. We want the people of Lincolnshire to enjoy the highest quality health and wellbeing for themselves, their families and their communities, and we are dedicated to collaborating with them to achieve this aim.

Our joint vision will improve the way in which the NHS Provider Trusts, Lincolnshire’s Primary Care Networks and our community partners and stakeholders can come together to deliver integrated care. Improved structures, developed specifically to support each locality in the county, will push more focus and resource towards our preventative and self-care ambitions, supporting people and communities to live better, and stay well for longer.

Over many years the NHS have been working toward the ambition of more care being delivered away from the acute trust and within community, primary care, Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector and Adult Social Care. We are thrilled that in Lincolnshire this is something we have been developing the foundation stones of for some time. We have been clear that this is our vision across the Integrated Care System (ICS). This has been demonstrated in the growth in both budget and head count to deliver direct patient care. Not only has this impacted our community trust in terms of significant growth in the last two years, but this has been spearheaded by and in partnership with our acute partner. As a system we are dedicated to achieving our financial commitments of a planned deficit of £15.4m for 23/24 and this role is crucial in helping us achieve this.

For the right individual, this role offers a real opportunity to make a significant and positive impact on the provision of care to the benefit of patients, our people and the wider community. We are looking for an individual with the leadership capability to sustain and build on our successes to date, playing their full part in our improvement journey as a leader of the Group arrangements.

The person specification summarises the essential attributes of the individual we are seeking, and we would ask you to consider these carefully before applying. We welcome applications from individuals who can demonstrate a track-record in tackling complex challenges in a collaborative and system-orientated fashion. Above all we wish to assess leadership skills and values as much as professional expertise. This is a key appointment for our patients, our staff, our senior leadership team and our regional health and care system.

If you would like to discuss the role or the recruitment process please contact Joanna Riley, Emma Pickup or Robin Staveley from our recruitment partner GatenbySanderson on 07807 624 332  for more information. We are planning a recruitment selection process to take place on Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th March, and there will be the opportunity to visit both Trusts and meet key stakeholders before the formal processes take place.

Elaine Baylis QPM
Group Chair
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust & Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust