Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
20 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of mental health, learning disabilities, substance misuse and children's services in Derby city and Derbyshire county, delivering services to a population of approximately 1 million people. We employ over 2,400 staff based in over 60 locations and have an annual turnover of around £130 million.

Financially stable, we are committed to continued service transformation and collaborative working, creating a progressive organisation that puts the patient at the centre of everything that we do.  Our philosophy of ‘Better Together' reflects our ethos of collaborative working, with our service users, carers, partners and staff to collectively improve health and wellbeing.

We are a well led organisation with strong positive values and culture and are looking for an inspirational new Chair who is passionate about patient-centred care. 

This role will provide leadership and support to the Board of Directors and Council of Governors, working closely with the Chief Executive Officer to deliver the Trust's strategy.

It requires board-level, non-executive experience gained within an organisation of comparable scale, complexity and challenge; ideally from within the NHS, an aligned sector or a regulated industry.

The appointment is for an initial period of three years. The appointment may be renewed for a second three year terms, subject to approval by the council of governors. The time commitment is currently 2-3 days per week (on average). This may be during the working day or in the evening. 

As Chair you will promote the highest standards of integrity, probity and corporate governance, ensuring that quality, finance and operational demands are held in balance. 

Accustomed to high levels of accountability, you will demonstrate inspirational, ethical leadership and have credibility and political awareness to collaborate with our wide range of external stakeholders.  You will have an extensive track record of transformation and organisational change, strategic and collaborative working and feel comfortable bringing influence to bear to the benefit of patients and staff. 

Above all we expect to appoint a Chair who can demonstrate commitment to our values - always putting patients at the centre of everything we do, providing respectful and responsive care, working with integrity, honesty and trust to deliver effective and efficient services.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group. However, as members of protected characteristic groups are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further information and to request a briefing pack, please contact Robert Wright or Wayne Colthirst at the NHS Leadership Academy on 0113 322 5672. 

To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement by clicking apply.

Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 14th August 2017.

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