Best Places to Work 2014 – acute trust

  • Full time permanent staff: 2,484
  • Voluntary staff turnover: 8 per cent
  • Exec team male/female ratio: 63 per cent male /37 per cent female
  • Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes

In June, the trust identified the recruitment squeeze as one of its main operational challenges, with a shortage of nurses entering the system. It currently employs a total of 3,163 people (including part timers), of whom 1,124 are nursing staff. It delivers strongly on career development with 89 per cent believing it provides equal opportunities for career progression or promotion. In addition, 13 per cent of its executive team are from a BME background. Chief executive Sarah-Jane Marsh was listed as one of HSJ’s top chief executives for 2014.