Dear Candidate,

Thank you for showing an interest in this post and for taking the time to read this.

We are in a period of unprecedented change within the NHS, and public services
as a whole, and are looking for a person of exceptional talent to join our Board
of Directors and to be part of the team that will ensure the Trust takes the right
strategic direction through what are going to be particularly challenging years.

The Chief Operating Officer for the Trust will play a pivotal role in ensuring that
the Trust meets these challenges and I hope this demanding, but very rewarding
position, catches your imagination and that you are encouraged to apply.

In order to complement the skills and experience of existing Board members and
to make an effective contribution to this successful and ambitious organisation,
the candidate appointed will need to demonstrate:

Recent and relevant Board level experience in an NHS setting;
A demonstrable commitment to performance and service improvement;
Strong business and financial acumen;
Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills;
Proven leadership and motivation skills, with the ability to inspire teams
and individuals to perform;
The ability to understand complex strategic issues, analyse and resolve
difficult problems;
Politically astuteness, with the ability to grasp relevant issues and
understand relationships between interested parties.

If you have the vision and commitment to keep the Trust at the forefront of
developments in the NHS and the expertise needed to make a real contribution
towards the Trusts delivery of our vision of "Best Care for Better Health", we want
to hear from you.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment
advisor Jonathan Phillips on 01925 438094, or 07817 988490.

Details of the application process can be found on the How To Apply page included in this site.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Lesley Doherty
Chief Executive Officer
Bolton NHS FT