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The search is 'Over': new workforce director announced

The West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Over to the role of Executive Director of Workforce and Communications.

Jeremy, who has worked in the NHS for 19 years, is an experienced HR and workforce director and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Having worked in NHS trusts in both London and East Anglia, most recently at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which he joined in 2014, Jeremy brings a wealth of expertise and local knowledge to the position. 

“I’m excited to be joining the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust,” Jeremy said. “I am well aware of the outstanding reputation the Trust has both as a place to work and as a place of high quality care. 

“I genuinely believe there is no better place to work and serve than our NHS and I look forward to being a part of the future development and success of West Suffolk.” 

Jeremy will join the Trust in November 2019, replacing much-respected director Jan Bloomfield. Jan retired from the Trust in March after 28 years of dedicated service, but will be staying with the organisation for two days a week until Jeremy takes up the position.

Chief executive, Stephen Dunn CBE, said: “We truly welcome this excellent appointment. With Jeremy’s wide range of NHS experience, I know that he will be exceptionally well-placed to help carry the Trust forward and continue to make our organisation a great place to work. 

“Our staff are our most important asset and they are the reason we are an outstanding-rated trust. It’s vitally important that we have leaders that share our values and understand the importance of staff support and wellbeing, and Jeremy is one of those leaders. We look forward to welcoming him on board later this year.” 

The director of workforce and communications is responsible for the development and implementation of the Trust’s workforce and organisational development strategies, which includes HR, recruitment, staff health and wellbeing, and equality, diversity and inclusion. The role also has directorate responsibility for communications, volunteers, and the Trust’s My WiSH Charity.

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New director of workforce and communications, Jeremy Over

New director of workforce and communications, Jeremy Over