Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust & Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust - Chair in Common

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Body: NHS Improvement and Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: The Black Country
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £50,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average, it will require 3 days a week, which includes preparation time away from the Trusts, the occasional evening engagement and events designed to support your continuous development.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    04/07/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    08/08/2019

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    11/09/2019

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust are responsible for the delivery of mental health and specialist learning disability services across the Black Country and for children’s services in Dudley.  With the support of our clinicians, our boards have agreed to a merger by Spring 2020 in order to increase our voice and influence, to deliver higher-quality services, and to ensure we are more efficient, thereby making us fit for the future.  Together we will have an income of almost £170 million, with 3000 staff operating out of 65 sites in 4 boroughs.

The Chair in Common will be the leader of the Boards of Directors for both Trusts and is also Chair of the Assembly of Governors at BCPFT.  The Chair will lead both Boards in the development and delivery of their strategic objectives. This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role in two high performing NHS Trusts providing all age mental health, specialist learning disability and universal children services, across the Black Country.

Appointing a Chair in Common to lead both boards through the merger process and beyond will ensure we are guided by a shared ambition to bring care closer to home for the communities we serve and improve outcomes for our patients.  The Chair will lead both Boards through the transition and will be the Chair of the Foundation Trust post-merger, and importantly lead the development of a culture that inspires our staff for the benefit of those we serve.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who will lead the Boards in delivering the merger and who will be an influencer and ambassador for the Trusts and the services they provide within our communities and in the wider health community.  You will need to have a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated and innovative workforce, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including our Governors to give oversight to the delivery and development of sustainable services in a modern NHS.

This role requires exceptional board leadership skills – whatever sector you have gained this experience in – and you will need to demonstrate an ability to work in partnership with other organisations. You will be expected to provide visible leadership in promoting equality and diversity and developing a positive culture across both organisations.

Additional Information

If you believe you share our values, have the experience, skills and knowledge required and are committed to our vision then please visit www.LeadingBCDW.com, (where you will also find contact details for both Trust CEOs) and call Richard Murphy on 07393 013067 or Robin Staveley on 07789 273778, of GatenbySanderson for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 8th August.

Final interview process; stakeholder event 4th September, panel interview 11th September.

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