Medical Director

Bath, Somerset
26 Nov 2018
16 Dec 2018
Psychiatry, Other
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our values are central to us at AWP and we aim for a supportive, enjoyable, team-based culture, where the needs of service users are paramount. We are looking for a Medical Director who will show exceptional leadership ability in carrying through our values into everything we do.

We provide services for people of all ages with mental health needs, including drug or alcohol dependency and those with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work closely with the criminal justice system. Our Chief Executive, Dr Hayley Richards, is a very experienced Psychiatrist who focuses attention on the quality of care given to service users alongside their families and carers. Hayley and the Board would look to you to be a visionary leader who is much more than just a clinically informed voice on the Board and who is unwavering in the pursuit of excellence.

This is a wonderful part of the country in which to work. Our patch includes the beautiful and vibrant cities of Bath, Bristol and Salisbury, and the thriving town of Swindon, as well as the surrounding rural areas in Wiltshire, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We are dedicated to providing excellent clinically led care and our strong values and engaging style of working has led us to be awarded a “Top 50 Inclusive Employer 2018/19” award. We are a Listening into Action (LiA) Trust, and we would expect you to embrace the LiA way of working with enthusiasm, ensuring active engagement of staff. AWP is a large and diverse Trust; we operate across a wide geographical area, employ over 4500 people and have a turnover of £219 million.

As Medical Director, you will lead our quality improvement culture, together with your close colleague, the Director of Nursing, to ensure service user safety, and improve experience and outcomes.

Although mental health experience would be a huge advantage, we are open to individuals who have significant experience of medical leadership in a similarly complex healthcare organisation.

This interesting and challenging role requires an exceptional individual who will work collaboratively with the Executive Team and Board and who will foster strong alliances across a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders, including service users and carers, our medical workforce, neighbouring service providers, our commissioners, the two local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and local authorities.

Please submit your CV, with a supporting statement setting out your suitability for the role, by midnight on Sunday 16 December 2018.

Interviews will take place on 9 January 2019, so please keep this date free in your diary.

We would also appreciate your help in making relevant colleagues aware of this opportunity.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hayley Richards and Charlotte Hitchings, our Chair, would very much appreciate the chance to talk to you if you are interested in the role.

This can be arranged by contacting Sue Cook on 01225 362923 or