Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Chair

Body: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Birmingham
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £48,837
Time Requirements: 3 - 4 days per week

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    11/12/2022 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift

    15 - 21 December 2022

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most innovative mental health trusts in the country. With over 4,000 dedicated staff we provide comprehensive and specialist mental healthcare services from over 40 sites, to a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.3m across the West Midlands and beyond.

There has never been a more exciting time to join our Trust as Chair. This role provides the opportunity to lead our organisation as we recover from the pandemic and the major challenges this has presented and to make a real difference in the future. As Chair you will provide leadership to the Board of Directors, Council of Governors, our staff, and our system partners to uphold our newly revised values of being Compassionate, Committed and Inclusive.

In joining us you will guide and support the Trust and our healthcare system on the next phase of our development, showcasing the collaborative instincts required to work across an evolving NHS landscape and a future where care is delivered in a more integrated and collaborative way. The communities served by the Trust are amongst the most diverse in the country. It is critical our new Chair works with system partners to eradicate the unacceptable inequalities that COVID-19 has bought to the fore.

Person Specification

As our new Chair you will be highly motivated, energetic, innovative and a natural facilitator. You will be committed to ensuring that the culture of BSMHFT is a ‘just’, inclusive and compassionate one, in which everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and feel confident in speaking out without fear. You must demonstrate an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion and showcase how you will role model this at BSMHFT and across our system.

In this appointment process we are actively seeking candidates from a diverse range backgrounds. You will have the leadership skills required to take our Trust forward and your values, leadership style, and ability to inspire and harness the talents of others is more important than the sector you have gained your experience in.

If your values and ambition match ours and the opportunity to lead both our Trust and the wider health and care system attracts you, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Additional Information

To request a copy of the information pack, please contact

For an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact, Joe Joyce or Natasha Parmar

How to Apply

Application is by CV and Covering Letter and should be submitted to

BSMHFT - Chair - JD PS

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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