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Non Executive Chair

  • Location: Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 16428
  • Sector: Public Sector
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 27/03/2014

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust provides integrated mental health, learning disability, children’s and social care services to a population of around 750,000 people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Operating from over 50 sites as well as in people’s own homes, the Trust employs around 2,200 staff and has an annual income of £150m.

As a founder member of Cambridge University Health Partners, one of six Academic Health Science partnerships in the UK, the Trust is committed to ensuring that the latest research findings are translated into the care that it provides, as well as influencing the research and development agenda.

The Trust has come through a challenging period and is engaged in building upon the improvements, investments and changes that have been made. It is now seeking a new non-executive Chair who is passionate about the services provided, is comfortable in a role which requires inspirational leadership and can commit 3 days per week to the Trust. As Chair, you will:

• Lead the Board of Directors and Council of Governors to develop the Trust’s vision, set the strategic aims, ensure that plans and resources are in place for these to be delivered and that performance is effectively monitored, reviewed and improved;
• Provide independent judgement and advice and work with colleagues to provide inspiring leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risks to be assessed and managed;
• Act as an ambassador for the Trust, networking and engaging with stakeholders, service users and their carers and the local community, ensuring that the Board is aware of their views as well as promoting the interests of the Trust nationally and locally;
• Ensure that the Trust has a climate of openness and transparency and a framework of policies and procedures to respond effectively to the needs of its service users, commissioners and staff, whilst meeting statutory and regulatory requirements.

For this position the Trust requires an outstanding individual, with significant and senior level expertise gained in a complex environment ideally at Board level. You will have excellent communication skills, political acumen and a well developed understanding of the NHS and the context that it operates within. You will have the personal credibility to build effective, sustainable relationships within the Trust and with external partners and have the ability to Chair the Board and the Council of Governors as well as public meetings with a style that is inclusive and engaging.

Remuneration for this role is £45,000.

For further information or for a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants: Annette Sergeant on 020 7932 4393 or Sarah Illingworth on 020 7932 4221 quoting reference 16428.

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