Executive Recruitment
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,000 per annum (under review) - 3 days per week
Closing date:
24th January
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Monday 24th January 2022
Preliminary interviews
Monday 7th February 2021
Stakeholder Engagement Sessions
Monday 21st February 2022
Panel Interviews
Tuesday 22nd February 2022

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Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services from two large district general hospitals, as well as outpatient clinics and some surgery services from community hospitals throughout Gloucestershire. Our 9,000 colleagues provide services to almost 620,000 people across our county and we have an annual income of £620m. We are a key partner in the One Gloucestershire ICS, and we have an ambitious five-year strategic plan to transform our hospital services.

This opportunity comes at a time of significant change in the NHS and social care landscape with the pandemic further highlighting the inequalities we need to address in our society amid increasing demand for our services.  We are seeking a collaborative and strategic Chair to lead, support and challenge our Board and our Council of Governors in delivering our vision; Best Care for Everyone, helping people to live longer and more healthily in the community. We operate within a complex stakeholder environment and our Chair will quickly gain credibility and build trusted relationships with our service users, carers, staff, Governors and our partners within the wider system at both regional and ‘place’ based levels. 

Values-driven and inspiring, you will bring a broad range of leadership experience and successful track record of leading complex, transformational change working in partnership across organisational boundaries. NHS experience is not essential; however, you will bring relevant experience that you can translate to our environment and demonstrate the capacity to absorb and understand health and social care policy, stakeholders, and governance requirements including an appreciation of the risks we manage in our services. You will demonstrate sound judgement and political acumen that will bring focus and a fresh perspective to our aims as a system partner within a significant public service organisation. You will be an exceptional communicator who can quickly build personal credibility, able to lead others to deliver our mission and vision. This is an exceptional and rewarding opportunity to use your energy, skills, and experience to make a lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of people served by our Trust now and in the future. 

Your values really matter to us too; if you support and value public service, share our values and behaviours, believe you can champion the standards of public life and can show you have influenced beyond the sphere of your role, we would value a conversation.

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