Chief Operating Officer

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£123,900 to £141,750 depending on experience level

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is intent on delivering the aspirations set out in our five-year strategy, Better Care Together – With You, For You. In achieving our mission of enabling people to live the best lives they can, we are committed to delivering excellent, high-quality services and to being an integral part of the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.


We’re transforming our services by co-producing what we do with the people and communities we serve, building on their strengths and using their insights to drive change. We have a clear focus on tackling inequalities and promoting inclusion. Forward thinking and ambitious, we are using quality improvement methodology and the best available technology to provide excellent quality services that enhance access and choice. 

We take our position as an anchor institution seriously and have clear ambitions to be sustainable and to contribute to the wellbeing of our vibrant local economy. As we enter the next phase of development we’re looking for an accomplished executive leader to join us who shares the values and ambitions we are so passionate about. 

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a critical role, responsible for ensuring the provision of day-to-day safe, high quality, patient-centred services that meet performance targets within resources and are continually improving and adapting to the changing needs of the population and contributing to a reduction in health inequalities. As an Executive Director and Board member, you will hold a significant senior leadership role in the future development and transformation of our Trust and the services we provide.

Relevant experience gained within the NHS is essential for this role. We’re looking for accomplished, highly motivated candidates with a proven track record of achievement at, or near, Board level, a positive mindset and experience of providing operations and service delivery in another comparably complex organisation. You will have held at least one substantial leadership role within mental health, learning disabilities and / or physical health services, and will offer successful experience of, and insight into, the management of complex organisation-wide transformational change.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.