Managing Director – Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA)
MANAGING DIRECTOR – NORTHERN AMBULANCE ALLIANCE (NAA)
The Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA) was first created in 2016 with the three northern ambulance services of the North East (NEAS), North West (NWAS) and Yorkshire (YAS). The aim of the alliance was to create a collaborative approach of working together to improve health outcomes for patients and deliver greater benefits for the populations it collectively services. In 2018 the alliance was further strengthened with the inclusion of the East Midlands ambulance services (EMAS) as an associate member.
The main principles of the Northern Ambulance Alliance are:
- To improve the quality and service delivery for all patients in the North of England.
- To maximise standardisation of care at scale across the North of England.
- Reduce the overall costs of the collective budgets of the three (now four) services.
The NAA has established a Board (NAAB) consisting of their Trust Chairs and Chief Executives that focuses on agreed strategic priorities across the footprint of the northern ambulance services. Five key work-streams have been identified as follows:
- Operations / Quality
- Estates, Fleet and Procurement
- Value for Money
With the Board now firmly established and identified work-streams in place, the NAA now wish to appoint a Managing Director to oversee the programme delivery of its strategic aims and goals. This is not a role for the faint hearted, as you will be supporting the Board to deliver some of the most innovative and collaborative initiatives in the sector. This will take determination, resilience and excellent influencing and persuasion skills to ensure co-operation and delivery across a range of teams and disciplines within the work-streams. If that hasn’t deterred you, you will also need to be able to hit the ground running and building effective and collaborative relationship with a range of stakeholders.
You will have already had experience of delivering large scale and complex programmes, with demonstrable evidence of delivering tangible results, but more importantly you will be passionate about improving health outcomes for patients with a system wide focus.
As senior leader you will lead by example and demonstrate in all that you do the expected values and behaviours of the Trusts representing the Northern Ambulance Alliance, this means treating people with respect, dignity and compassion.
If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you. Full details of the role can be found in job description and person specification available here.
Please be aware this role will require extensive travel throughout the NAA areas with some national travel also required.
Base location to be negotiated upon appointment
Closing date for applications is: Midnight on 28th December 2018
Interviews will be held in January 2019
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dawn Cronian, PA to Rod Barnes, Chief Executive.
Tel: 01924 584066