Castlefield Recruitment are delighted to be the exclusive recruitment partner for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Castlefield are supporting the Trust to source a Deputy Director of People Services for a 12 to 18 month fixed term contract.

The Deputy Director of People Services is a senior professional HR lead for the Trust, accountable to the Director of People & OD, and is responsible for providing senior leadership and direction to the People Services Department.

The post holder will be expected to formally deputise for the Director of People & OD with agreed delegated responsibility when required and shall represent People Services as part of the Senior Management of the organisation.

About the Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. Established in April 2012, the Trust provides a full range of health services to an isolated offshore population of 140,000. 

The Island offers an excellent environment in which to work and live, with attractive coastal resorts, varied countryside, and many areas of outstanding natural beauty. It is the largest off-shore community in England and Wales, with a resident population of approximately 140,000. The Island is a place of great beauty with much to cherish, but also needing to continue to modernise and to take maximum advantage of new opportunities. In short it is a place of strong contrasts with unusual challenges and opportunities.


The Deputy Director of People Services is a key role for the Trust, with the post holder responsible for Recruitment (Medical and Non-Medical); Workforce Information, Systems and Planning; Employee Relations; Occupational Health and Wellbeing.

Staff are valued very highly at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and the organisation strives to make working for the Trust a growing, learning and rewarding experience.

Information for Applicants

Closing date will be at midnight on Friday November 11th & interview dates are TBC.

Our Referral Scheme

Should you recommend a candidate not currently registered with Castlefield, who is then successful in starting an assignment via one of our consultants, we will send you a voucher worth £100 or donate the same amount to a charity of your choice.

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Meet the Consultant

Richard Haggarty

With over 15 years’ senior recruitment experience working with the NHS, Richard is the NHS Divisional Lead within the Manchester office for Castlefield. His key areas of focus are; Human Resources & Organisational Development, and Communications & Engagement. Whilst he is based in Manchester Richard recruits nationally and has placed candidates from Advisor to Executive Board level in fixed term, permanent and interim positions.

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