Chief Operating Officer, Whittington Health

London’s most developed integrated care organisation, Whittington Health brings together a distinctive mix of joined-up acute and community pathways, established partnerships with local government, and well-performing adults’ and children’s services across North Central London. Serving diverse communities with deep attachments to the Trust, Whittington Health’s mission is “Helping local people live longer, healthier lives”. Its 4,400 colleagues have worked with huge commitment, skill and determination to support patients and their families through the pandemic. Looking ahead, Whittington Health will prioritise the recovery of our services’ strong operational performance, while continuing to invest in our particular expertise with women, children and frail adults, and deepening partnerships with the Royal Free, UCLH and other partners to enable patients to access specialist care quickly, caring for a population of up to 500,000 people as close to their homes as possible.

This is an important, exciting time for Whittington Health: patients’ long-term health and well-being needs are increasingly clear and urgent, and London’s Integrated Care Systems are establishing themselves formally in response. As we move into this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, recovering the efficiency, focus and timeliness of all our services, and enabling our colleagues to deliver the compassionate care they are so committed to, is our critical priority. Whittington Health’s long-standing commitment to, and understanding of, integrated care will enable us to respond to these challenges with a values-driven response that keeps the organisation at the forefront of both integrated care and partnership working. In parallel, reflecting both our colleagues and communities, advancing equality, diversity and inclusion to reduce health inequalities and make Whittington Health truly an employer of choice is a critical strategic goal for the Trust.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join the leadership team of an organisation that has been at the forefront of integrated care through the next stage of its development, and the recovery of its services from the last two years of the pandemic.

The Chief Operating Officer of Whittington Health has primary responsibility for the quality of our services, and ensuring that they are delivered with compassion, effectively and efficiently. A critical member of our executive leadership team, they are central to the development of Whittington Health’s friendly, professional and inclusive working culture, and to the delivery of our on-going strong performance. An established operational leader, they will be collaborative and inclusive, and committed to integrated care, whether coming from an acute or community service background. They will be ready to work closely with partners across local government and the NHS, building constructive, proactive relationships and inspiring further collaboration. Whether a first-time Chief Operating Officer or experienced in the role, they will be a visible, engaged leader, able to drive performance improvements and efficiencies while building working cultures in which all their colleagues can thrive.

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The MBS Group are acting as Whittington Health’s advisors on this appointment. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to by 9:00am, Monday 2nd May, 2022.