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John Somers, Chief Executive

"At this critical time of transformation in the NHS and social care, we are looking to appoint to two Executive positions on our Board; a Executive Director of People and Organisational Development and a Executive Director of Finance."

John Somers, Chief Executive

Welcome from John Somers, Chief Executive

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.  I hope that you will enjoy exploring this website to find out more about our organisation, our ambition and about these exciting opportunities to join the Board of Directors of this ambitious organisation.

We are one of the country’s leading providers of children’s health and care services and we provide integrated healthcare for children and young people, covering both physical and mental health in a range of acute and community settings. We offer a full range of services for residents of Sheffield and South Yorkshire as well as specialised services for patients from further afield. We have an income of c£200m and employ over 3,000 dedicated staff.

We are committed to our values which are centred on providing a healthier future for children and young people.  Like other public services we face financial pressures and increasing demands, however we have made lots of exciting investments and we are involved in significant work in our system.  We have recently completed our £50m redevelopment project which includes our new outpatient department and new wards to enable us to provide care in an environment that matches the quality of our clinical services.  Our work as part of the Integrated Care System in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw is central to our developments for the future.  We are working with partners to develop services for Children and Young People across the region. We are also working together with our civic partners across the city as we deliver the Sheffield Place based partnership.

At this critical time of transformation in the NHS and social care, we are looking to appoint to two Executive positions on our Board; an Executive Director of People and OD and an Executive Director of Finance.  For our Executive Director of People and OD we are seeking a change agent with a track record of strong workforce engagement and empowerment; NHS experience is not essential for this post.  For our Executive Director of Finance we are looking for an experienced NHS leader who will thrive within an environment of rapid transformation as we respond to increasing demand for our services whilst funding becomes more constrained.  For both roles we are keen to recruit system leaders, individuals who can quickly build successful and credible relationships within the organisation as well as externally with our wide range of strategic partners. 

Please do take time to explore this site and I also encourage you to call James Canning, Emma Pickup or Michelle Shirley at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6289 for a confidential discussion.

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

John Somers
Chief Executive

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