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Job Title: Managing Director

Location: Gateshead

Type: Permanent

Salary: Very Senior Manager Salary

Start Date: (TBD)


Description: Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust are now seeking to appoint a highly ambitious, highly effective Managing Director to drive activity and continued growth within its wholly owned and very successful subsidiary, QE Facilities Ltd.


With annual turnover over £250 million and a workforce of around 4,000 staff Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust delivers care in community settings as well as from our state-of-the-art care facilities. We are proud to be rated as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ care by the Care Quality Commission.


Established in 2014, QE Facilities Ltd employs over 700 staff and provides an expansive range of demand led services across estates, facilities, procurement, supply chain management, equipment maintenance, transport services and aspects of advice & consultancy to NHS Trusts and other bodies. Operating along commercial lines, the subsidiary has access to the trading benefits of a private company, whilst importantly possessing the ethos, culture & values of a traditional patient led, in-house service. Crucially, the financial benefits arising from the subsidiary’s activities are returned to Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust to continually enhance patient services.


You will already be operating at, or close to, board level, we’re looking for someone with a strong track record of maximising commercial opportunities, performance improvement and service enhancement whilst encouraging a sense of unity and ‘a’ one team ethos. The successful candidate will be highly visible, inspiring others with an ability to encourage and motivate teams towards identifying and delivering  innovative partnerships and solutions.


As an Executive Director of QE Facilities Ltd you will be a key corporate champion, articulating the strategic vision for the subsidiary alongside driving the effective delivery of highly ambitious, but realistic & achievable business plans. Specifically, you will lead and oversee the day-to-day operational management across all of the subsidiary’s services & functional teams – including statutory responsibility for Health & Safety and lead commercial activity for the Trust.


This is a challenging and exciting role that provides a real opportunity to be at the forefront of change within a highly progressive NHS service provider. Successful candidates will clearly demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity alongside an ambitious and ‘commercial growth’ mind-set.


Interested? Please forward a copy of your CV together with a covering letter summarising why you are interested in this opportunity, and why you believe you are relevant.


If you require any further information or have any questions, please contact our appointed consultant: Scot McHarg | Lead Consultant | NRG

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