Letter of Introduction by the Chief Executive 

Dear Sir/Madam

Many thanks for taking the time to consider applying for the post of Director of Operations and Transformation at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  I hope you will find the information in this document of interest to you, and that it inspires you to apply for this exciting, challenging, and pivotal role for the Trust.

I joined the Trust in the autumn and have been amazed by the way in which the whole staff embraced the values we hold dear. The commitment our staff members make to the Trust and to their colleagues ensures we have an organisation to be proud of, serving our community with dignity and professionalism.

This commitment must be balanced however with a need to ensure our services are the best they can be – and our recent rating of Weak for Quality of Services by the Care Quality Commission quite clearly shows they are below where we would expect in some areas.

It is with this in mind that we are commencing the search for a Director of Operations and Transformation of the highest calibre, to lead the development and performance of our clinical directorates. The teams are ready to deliver: you will bring the passion, commercial thinking, engagement, partnership and strategic planning skills to act as a catalyst for improvement.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with an unrivalled opportunity to shape the future of our Trust; and to ensure it meets the needs of the population we serve in the coming years.  I hope you will embrace this opportunity, as I have, and look to make a valuable contribution with us in Dudley.

I look forward to receiving your application.  

Paula Clark

Chief Executive