Location: Flexible working Salary: £100,000 Reference: A000298 Deadline: Closed
Leonard Cheshire fights for the rights of disabled people and is a leading voice in the disability sector. For over 70 years, we have been enabling disabled people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose. With a global reach and a significant presence in the UK through 100+ services, we employ c. 4,000 amazing staff who are talented, resourceful, and passionate about what we do.
This is a time of significant transformation for Leonard Cheshire as we make changes to the organisation and its culture to ensure we are a business fit for purpose for the future. We are working together to implement a new organisational strategy to deliver even greater impact.
We are looking for a permanent Executive Director Quality and Clinical Care, to become a trusted member of our Executive team. You will report to and act as a trusted advisor to our inspirational CEO, Ruth Owen OBE, to shape and influence the ambitious future direction of our organisation.
You will lead Leonard Cheshire’s UK quality assurance and governance framework, delivering continuous quality improvement, regulatory and contract compliance and effective clinical care across our social care services. A corporate player with responsibility for a Directorate of Quality Improvement, you will provide exceptional leadership to a respected and established team. You will be a corporate player, working collaboratively and proactively with corporate colleagues and stakeholders, leading on the CQC relationship to develop improvement plans. As part of the senior leadership team, you will attend Board meetings, bringing your specialisms, skills and knowledge to participate in the broader executive agenda.
This is a fantastic opportunity to shape and add value to the role, building teams across the organisation and externally, leading from the front on quality and clinical practice. The role requires an individual with senior leadership experience as a Quality Director (or similar) in a large social care provider, where you will have supported care services to achieve sustained quality improvement through effective leadership. You will have experience of developing and overseeing governance and quality assurance systems, working with executive and trustee boards. Conversant with national regulatory standards and expectations within the health and social care sector across the UK, you will have in-depth knowledge of current health and social care legislation, policy and practice and will ideally be clinically qualified. Highly effective leadership and communication skills to motivate and inspire staff are essential.
About the Role
You will lead Leonard Cheshire’s UK quality assurance and governance framework in delivering continuous quality improvement, regulatory and contract compliance and effective clinical care across our social care services.
You will possess senior leadership experience as a Quality Director in a large social care provider, including:
supporting care services to achieve sustained quality improvement through effective leadership
delivering care service quality and compliance turnarounds
developing and overseeing governance and quality assurance systems in social care delivery
working with executive and trustee boards to provide senior-level quality and governance assurance.
be conversant with national regulatory standards and expectations within the health and social care sector across the UK
have in-depth knowledge of current health and social care legislation, policy and practice, ideally within all four UK nations
have demonstrable leadership and communication skills to motivate and inspire staff to maintain and improve their practice
be clinically qualified.
Interpersonal skills and approach
You will possess:
a values-driven approach to management
outstanding communication and influencing skills at all levels
a coaching and mentoring style of management
an ability to navigate the politics and structures of a complex organisation.
You will be an experienced, change-focused leader committed to continuous improvement.
This role may involve travel between various offices and operational locations, along with some overnight stays.
In this role you must be a fit and proper person under Regulation 5 of the Health and Social Care Act (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.
If you are this extraordinary individual who has the experience, energy, vision and ambition to deliver quality and clinical excellence, we would welcome your application.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 February 2023 Preliminary/Technical interviews: Thursday 9 March 2023 Assessment Centre and 1:1 interviews: week commencing 20 March 2023 Final panel interviews: week commencing 27 March 2023
For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Faerfield:
To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed
Candidate Application Form and a completed
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to
Executive Director Quality and Clinical Care, Reference: A000298’.
Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.
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