East of England Ambulance Service Trust is seeking a new chief executive, and is expecting to pay £145,000.   

The news follows former chief executive Hayden Newton retiring following union fury over service changes.

An advert says: “We are seeking a commercially astute chief executive who has the drive and ambition to deliver the trust’s vision to be nationally recognised as a leader in emergency, urgent and out of hours hospital care.

“The successful candidates will need to have credible NHS leadership experience (or related services), be politically aware with exceptional communication and influencing skills.

“We are seeking an outstanding candidate who has the ability to forge strong stakeholder relationships and can lead with the implementation of the 5 year strategy to deliver service improvements.”