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Associate Director of Quality Improvement

NHS AfC: Band 8d

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Associate Director of Quality Improvement
NHS AfC: Band 8d
37.5 hours per week
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£73,936 to £86,687pa
30/09/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

The post holder holder will have responsibility for the development and leadership of
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Continuous improvement
Strategy, including both the day to day delivery and the shaping of the vision and
development of the approach.
A high level of improvement expertise will be provided to the Trust, enabling the
implementation of a sustained and embedded approach to continuous improvement.
As part of the senior leadership team, the post holder will support the Executive of the
Trust, in the delivery of plans, strategies and service changes to meet the purpose aims
and ambitions of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The creation of strong and meaningful engagement with patients, the public and staff is
critical to this post to grow the understanding of impact of service delivery and inform both
immediate and future improvement priorities.
As an expert in system wide quality improvement, the post holder will drive and influence
improvements across the health and social care economy, primarily focusing on right
patient, in the right place at the right time to drive people centered excellent care with
Successful candidates will need to demonstrate an impressive track record in strategically
leading and delivering improvements in quality and safety and have an in

Interview week commencing 14th October to include  Assessment Centre & Presentation 


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Peter Murphy | Director of Nursing/ Quality

Telephone 01253 953567