Director of Improvement and Partnership

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£111,825 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 Director of Improvement and Partnership is a key role within the Trust’s Executive team and the Board. With an equal internal and external focus, you will act as a leader of change and improvement – and of working in partnership to achieve it. In particular, you will provide executive leadership for the delivery of change and improvement, the nurturing and development of effective partnerships and alliances, our strategic development and planning, and external affairs. 

This is a particularly broad-ranging role for which a background in the NHS is not strictly necessary, although some insight into health and social care would be useful. We’re looking for an accomplished senior leader who naturally inspires and galvanises, has an eye for detail and is gifted with high emotional intelligence. You will be a visible, positive force for change within our organisation and wider Integrated Care System, securing trust and confidence quickly and following through with results.  


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.