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Managing Director

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Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.


Job Advert Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity coming up at the end of the year for a Managing Director for the North region in the Priory Healthcare division reporting into the Division CEO.  The role is a remote role and will require the successful candidate to be able to travel throughout the region as well as to the Priory Group head office in Hammersmith.


The North region spans north and south from Scotland to Nottingham and west and east from Liverpool to Darlington with 24 hospitals in the region and 1 Wellbeing Centre. The hospitals have a range of service lines including medium & low secure, personality disorder, acute (both NHS and private), PICU, Addictions, Eating Disorders, CAMHS, Rehabilitation & Recovery, Learning disabilities and brain injury services.


The role will have strategic responsibility for all aspects of performance in the region including quality, commercial and workforce. This includes ensuring all services put quality of care at the forefront of what they do whilst ensuring cost control, budgeting, profit and growth opportunities, strategic planning, business development and ensuring regulatory requirements are satisfied.  The Managing Director has a Regional Senior Management team which comprises 2 Operations Directors, 1 Director of Quality, 2 Regional Finance Managers and 1 HR Business Partner, all Hospital Directors report into the Operations Directors.


The Managing Director will sit on the Divisional Senior Management team alongside the other regional MD’s, Group Director of Nursing, Group Medical Director, Finance Director, Service Development Director, Projects Director & HR Director.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing high quality care and about continuous improvement. They will be a recognised leader, with significant operational and financial planning experience as well as experience of working across multi-unit facilities ideally (but not essentially) within the private healthcare environment. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrable and successful track record operating at a senior level with extensive managerial experience and ideally a thorough understanding of planning, commissioning and developing services for healthcare.


The Priory Healthcare division is committed to being the partner of choice for the NHS and will deliver the best experience and outcomes for our private patients. Delivery of care with the common thread of safety and a positive approach to the care we provide is at the centre of what we do. We also want to be the Employer of Choice for all prospective candidates but also be known for the way it supports, develops and grows its employees.


Shortlisting to take place on 6 July

First stage panel interview to take place in London on 16 July


Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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