Leadership and Management

Our People Strategy has expressed our intention to focus on the development of compassionate and competent leadership throughout GOSH. We aim to create an environment where everyone working at GOSH is happy, motivated, and engaged in improving the lives of children and their families.

To do this we need to focus on the development of both our leadership culture, and our leadership and management skills and competencies, with the same amount of care and attention that we apply to our clinical skills. Key to our success will also be the quality of the line management relationship and how we approach people management including honest conversations about our values, safety, and corporate leadership.

Leadership Statement

Our leaders are self-aware and recognise their impact on others. They empower and nurture their colleagues to be their best. They ensure they are a trusted, positive influence in their services and our Trust, and they ensure that they embody our organisational values. Our leaders are open-minded and curious to work outside traditional boundaries to achieve high quality outcomes for children and families.

Our portfolio

Leadership Development Programme: Developing Leaders

accredited by the FMLM (Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management)

Leadership Development Programme: Established Leaders

The Inclusive Managers' Essentials (TIME) Programme

Module 1 – Cultural Intelligence/Diversity and Inclusion (NEW)

How to promote and support diversity in the workplace to create an environment where our people feel safe, seen, heard and respected.

Module 2 – I Care – how to have honest conversations (NEW)

Join us to learn an approach to enable you to confidently start conversations with colleagues who feel overwhelmed with work or home stressors.

Module 3 – Knowing me, Knowing you (MBTI – Light)

Recognise your qualities & strengths; motivate & inspire others to deliver; recognise different styles & celebrate diversity.

Module 4 - HR Essentials - your legal responsibilities as a Manager

Understand the line management role and responsibilities; understanding the employment contract; planning the start date.

Module 5 - Practical HR - GEARS, QlikView, E-Roster (NEW)

Learn more about our GOSH HR Systems: E-roster system (basic management such as assigning shifts, agreeing annual leave, finalising rosters for payroll) Qlikview (for reporting in the Trust) and GEARS (new starters, movers, leavers, changes, ICT access)

Module 6 - Onboarding - welcoming your new employee

Introduction to the Team & Organisation; agreeing objectives; Personal Development Review and regular 1:1 conversations.

Module 7 - Building the Team - a roadmap to success

How to managing remote working; understanding team dynamics; building a roadmap to success; transactional analysis.

Module 8 - How to give feedback - with respect and kindness

Understand how to give effective feedback –both positive and developmental; using appreciative enquiry.

Module 9 - Coaching as a management style - how to harness discretionary effort

Unleash the benefit of powerful questioning; develop your own coaching style.

Management Development Suite: Corporate

Management Development Suite: Self

Management Development Suite: Service

Management Development Suite: Systems

Management Development Suite: Team

PDR Appraisal Skills Initial Training

Personal Assessment and preferred working styles profiling – DiSC tool

Quality Improvement: Project Management

Speaking Up For Safety