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Clinical Director, Children's Directorate

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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We are seeking an exceptional Clinical Director of Children's Services to lead and inspire our general paediatrics, paediatrics emergency medicine and neonatal teams. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of children's services across both hospital sites. You will work closely with multidisciplinary teams. Your leadership will be crucial in shaping the future of paediatric and neonatal services at BHRUT, enhancing patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and dynamic clinical leader with a proven track record in general paediatrics, paediatric emergency medicine or neonatology. You will possess strong strategic vision and the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve excellence. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to build effective relationships with staff, patients, and external stakeholders. A commitment to continuous improvement and a passion for delivering the highest standards of care are essential for this role.

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion within our workforce and the services we provide. We believe that a diverse and inclusive environment leads to better patient care and a more supportive workplace. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a culture where everyone feels valued and respected.

Main duties of the job

Provide compassionate and inclusive leadership to those within their areas of responsibility.

Recognising and celebrating our workforce demographics the post holder will be responsible for ensuring the directorate operates in an inclusive and transparent way. Improving and maintaining staff experience within the directorate is a key requirement for this role.

Model the attitudes and behaviours of a senior Clinical Leader in accordance with the values of the Trust to improve health and reduce health inequalities, and to promote equalities among both staff and patients.

Responsible for the line management of the Clinical Leads, valuing good performance, addressing poor performance, and enabling staff to identify concerns and ensure that these are resolved.

With guidance and direction from the Clinical Group triumvirate the postholder with contribute and implement the Clinical Group strategy.

Support the Clinical Group Director and others in providing strategic and inspirational leadership that will create a caring, fair and open culture in line with our Trust values.

If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Finn McNulty at Hunter Healthcare on 07966 006091 or or Isobel Harrop at Hunter Healthcare on 07566766706 or

About us

We're an organisation that is getting better and better. We were the most improved Trust in England for A& E performance in 2023/24 we're no longer in special measures and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, has been named the top CEO by the Health Service Journal. Our improvements are driven by a determination to deliver care we're proud of and that our patients are happy with.

Many of our 8,000 staff - who come from 146 different countries - live in the three diverse London boroughs we serve and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. More than 400 of them are on apprenticeship programmes and we're proud to be a London Living Wage employer.

We operate from two main sites - King George Hospital (KGH) in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023.

Patients across north east London are benefitting from two new state of the art theatres at KGH and our Community Diagnostic Centres at Barking Community Hospital and St George's Health and Wellbeing Hub will significantly increase the number of scans that can be carried out.

We're looking forward to introducing an electronic patient record next year. This will mean the records of any patient visiting one of the seven hospitals run by BHRUT and Barts Health will be accessible to the clinical teams. It'll make things easier for staff and will be better for patients.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Clinical Director is a senior leadership role providing leadership and direction to a designated directorate consisting of multiple clinical services located across Queens and King George Hospitals, and other satellite sites.

Work in a directorate triumvirate with the Head of Nursing and the General Manager to lead a designated directorate within a Clinical Group and deliver all objectives as agreed by the Clinical Group Director, with a particular focus on providing high quality, safe, well-governed, productive and cost-effective services which support the Trust in delivering its strategic objectives.

Provide compassionate and inclusive leadership to those within their areas of responsibility. In addition, there will be joint responsibility and accountability with the triumvirate for delivering national and local health care priorities, patient safety, financial targets, efficiencies, improving staff and patient experience, workforce planning and service delivery to improve safe patient flow within and outside the directorate.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Azeez, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 4440.

Person Specification

  • Medical Consultant or Senior Clinician
  • Appropriate management postgraduate qualification.
  • Understanding of key performance targets and drivers for change


  • Highly developed emotional intelligence
  • Ability to influence others
  • Demonstrable track record of working effectively within and through teams

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