Chair Recruitment
Employer:
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Newcastle
Salary:
£55,000 for 10 to 12 days per month
Closing date:
2nd October
Job Ref:
GSe30662.1

Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 2nd October
Preliminary Interviews
Week commencing 2nd October
Final Panel
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2 November 2017 (must be available to attend on both dates)

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Description

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of healthcare and is one of the most respected in the UK for its clinical excellence and innovation, as demonstrated by the Care Quality Commission’s rating of ‘Outstanding’.  A public benefit corporation, the Trust is one of the largest outside of London and brings together the Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Campus for Ageing & Vitality, complemented by a range of Community based services.  Annual turnover is circa £1 billion and we employ 13,500 staff.  We had over 1.7 million patient contacts in 2015/16.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of real vision, talent, ability and experience to help steer the Trust.  The successful candidate will be expected to bring independent judgement to the Board and, working closely with the Chief Executive, will play a pivotal role in shaping the Trust’s strategic agenda.  This role demands experience of complex external relationships as well as a high level of personal credibility gained at Board level in a large organisation, whether private or public sector. 

You will need to demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the principles of good governance and the values of the NHS.  The time commitment will require some flexibility.  The post is available for an initial term of three years.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of healthcare and is one of the most respected in the UK for its clinical excellence and innovation, as demonstrated by the Care Quality Commission’s rating of ‘Outstanding’.  A public benefit corporation, the Trust is one of the largest outside of London and brings together the Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Campus for Ageing & Vitality, complemented by a range of Community based services.  Annual turnover is circa £1 billion and we employ 13,500 staff.  We had over 1.7 million patient contacts in 2015/16.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair of real vision, talent, ability and experience to help steer the Trust.  The successful candidate will be expected to bring independent judgement to the Board and, working closely with the Chief Executive, will play a pivotal role in shaping the Trust’s strategic agenda.  This role demands experience of complex external relationships as well as a high level of personal credibility gained at Board level in a large organisation, whether private or public sector. 

You will need to demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the principles of good governance and the values of the NHS.  The time commitment will require some flexibility.  The post is available for an initial term of three years.

For further information about the role and our organisation, visit www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/gse30662.1. For a confidential discussion and to arrange a conversation with Kingsley Smith, Chairman, call Robin Staveley or James Canning of GatenbySanderson on 020 7426 3985. 

The Trust are having their AGM on 28th September at 6.00pm in the Function Rooms, Education Centre, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. This would be a good opportunity for any interested candidates to come along and hear about their performance for 2016/17 and get a copy of our Annual Report. 

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated e mail to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact

The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Contact:
Robin Staveley
Telephone:
0113 205 6283
Contact:
James Canning
Telephone:
020 7426 3985
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