Mike Pinkerton explains how the new chief executive of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust will help the organisation become fully financially sustainable

This Q&A is sponsored by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust, which is recruiting for a new chief executive officer. Find out more about the role and apply here

Why should people apply for this role? What makes the role an attractive opportunity?

Being chief executive of a large acute trust anywhere in the country is one of the biggest leadership and management challenges around.

We are nearing the end of our five year strategic Direction Looking Forward to our Future and so this is a great time to join

Being CEO of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals is both an exciting and exacting role, working with a talented executive and senior management and clinical team delivering high quality services to the people of Doncaster and Bassetlaw and beyond.

We are nearing the end of our five year strategic Direction Looking Forward to our Future and so this is a great time to join the organisation and together with our new chair and board, governors, staff and partners, define and implement a new strategic vision for the trust that will sustainably meet the aspirations we have as a high performing acute services, training, education and research provider.

What makes this trust a place people will want to be a part of?

DBH is a special trust that has many dimensions. We provide standard District General Hospital acute services to our local communities, who rightly treasure their hospital services; we also provide a range of specialist services to wider populations and anticipate providing a greater regional role in future.

We are increasingly recognised for the quality and safety of our services and for our research programme, training and education delivery.

DBH is a special trust that has many dimensions

We are both large enough to provide sustainable services, but small enough to retain good communication and teamwork which makes it great to work here. We have an inspirational team of staff and our continued progress remains absolutely dependent on the mutually supportive working we have with our partners in health and social care.

How will the role advance the candidate’s career?

Our forward challenge is to maintain and improve our quality and safety, which has made great strides over recent years; whilst improving efficiency in the process and design of care and support to enable us to become fully financially sustainable, as a key part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan for south Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.

This role will require commitment, patient focus, broad strategic vision and the ability to engage positively with staff and partners through change. Successfully delivering this agenda over the next few years will ensure the future is bright for the trust, its staff and patients and personally rewarding for its new leader.

Find out more about the role here