Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Interim Director of Corporate Affairs


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Assurance Team
Fixed Term
37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital
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28/06/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced Interim Director of Corporate Affairs to join the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust leadership team.

The Interim Director of Corporate Affairs is a pivotal member of the Chief Assurance Officer’s leadership team, supporting the delivery of the Trust’s strategic goals, focused on making and sustaining substantial improvements to the Trust’s corporate governance arrangements. Working closely with the wider Chief Officer team, the post holder will provide the strategic lead for the Trust on all aspects of the role.

System Oversight: The Interim Director of Corporate Affairs is primarily responsible for the development and integration of corporate governance and for ensuring that these processes are fully compliant with legal obligations, NHS Improvement and other national guidance and requirements. Specifically, the core responsibilities are to:

·      Ensure effective systems are in place for corporate governance to ensure achievement of Trust objectives

·      Ensure the Trust Board and its members are well supported to deliver high quality services and leadership

·      Work with the Council of Governors to ensure that its members are well supported to enable it to deliver on its responsibilities. 

Advice:  The post holder will act as the expert advisor to the Chief Assurance Officer, Chief Executive, Chairman, and Board on issues relating to corporate governance, ensuring the Trust’s corporate affairs are undertaken and directed to the highest standards of probity and according to statutory and legislative requirements, and in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework.

Support: The Interim Director of Corporate Affairs will support the Chief Executive in fulfilling his/her Accounting Officer responsibility with respect to good governance and to maintain the highest standards of prudence, propriety and regularity.


Closing date : 28 June 2019

Planned interview date : 28 June 2019

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rebecca DaCosta, Rebecca.dacosta@ouh.nhs.uk to arrange an appointment to talk to Eileen Walsh, Chief Assurance Officer.