Executive Recruitment

Welcome from Caroline Donovan, Chief Executive Officer

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in this fantastic opportunity to join our senior leadership team in Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust as our Director of Communications at a truly transformational time. We hope that you will enjoy finding out more about our vision and values ‘we are kind, respectful, always learning and a team’ and how you can play a critical leadership role in improving population health, addressing health inequalities, and delivering high quality services in partnership with our communities.

Over the last couple of years, we have completely refreshed our leadership team and are currently implementing a new operating structure which aligns to the collaborative approach we are taking to integrated working with partners across our geography which covers a whole Integrated Care System footprint. We have invested significantly in our Mental Health services over the last year and we are committed to gaining parity of esteem for these services within an NHS system which is responding to a continuing growth in demand; and to working with our partners, clinicians, service users and carers to coproduce these services.

Our Director of Communications will report into our new Chief Strategy Officer and will lead a refreshed and well-resourced communication and engagement function with responsibility for internal and external communication, media relations as well as engagement with our staff and our broad range of strategic partners and stakeholders.  This is a broad position, with significant Board exposure.  We are seeking an innovative, inclusive, and politically astute leader with senior communications experience in a large complex organisation.  You will ensure that opportunities are identified to promote the Trust’s work and to develop and uphold our brand and reputation.  This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key leadership role in meeting our objective to be a provider and an employer of choice.

I hope you are inspired by our vision and plans and that you want to find out more about this unique leadership opportunity in an organisation that is already delivering on an ambitious journey of quality improvement. I do encourage you to read further on this site and contact Steph Crossland, Michelle Shirley or Emma Pickup on 0113 268 0704 of GatenbySanderson to discuss your interest further

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Caroline Donovan, Chief Executive Officer