Executive Recruitment

Welcome from Ursula Martin, Chief Improvement and Compliance Officer

Thank you for your interest in this fantastic opportunity to join our senior leadership team in Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust at a truly transformational time. I hope that you will enjoy finding out more about our vision 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.

I joined the Trust as Chief Improvement and Compliance Officer last year and since then have had the privilege of being part of a newly refreshed, talented, and values-driven Executive team. We have spent the last year listening to our staff, service users and carers and partners to understand how we need to change our services for the future. Our new organisational structure will align Locality Networks with our systems’ Integrated Care Partnerships enabling great partnership working and local service delivery with consistent high quality for people using our services no matter where they access them.

We have a new role in our structure of a Director of Governance. The Director of Governance will work across the whole organisation with a leadership team who are committed to embedding cultural change through a style of leadership that is aligned to our values ‘we are kind, respectful, always learning and a team’. The post holder will be responsible for developing and embedding a robust strategy for clinical governance, patient safety and quality assurance across the Trust with the opportunity to develop our Quality Governance framework and to have significant exposure to our refreshed and experienced Board team.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation that is working across a whole ICS footprint and delivering on an ambitious journey of quality improvement.

We are committed to creating an environment of trust, where all staff are empowered to drive improvement, thrive, and operate at their best. Quickly building credibility across the organisation and externally with our stakeholders in particular with our regulators, you will drive the development of a culture where governance, quality and safety are seen as the responsibility of all staff and provide leadership to the governance team to support this objective.

I hope you are inspired by our vision and plans and that you want to find out more about this unique leadership opportunity. I do encourage you to read further on this site and contact Michelle Shirley, Emma Pickup or Helen Barkham of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6073 for a discussion about your interest.

I look forward to meeting you during the process.


Ursula Martin, Chief Improvement and Compliance Officer