Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Cambridgeshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £30,000 (please refer to the information pack for further details)
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a week


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Elford as Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023. She will receive a remuneration of £30,000 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    22/11/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    25-27 November 2019

  • Stakeholder event


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair this outstanding Trust. This is an unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to your community of this outstanding Trust.

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust which delivers a wide range of services for children and adults across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk has recently been awarded the highest rating of outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

The Trust are one of only 42 trusts across the country rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, reflecting the passion and commitment demonstrated by their 2500 staff.

Their ethos is ‘people before process’, recognising – as research shows – that an engaged and happy workforce will deliver great patient outcomes. The Trust is delighted therefore that, for the sixth year running, their latest results from the national staff survey were incredibly positive and their staff engagement score was 3rd highest nationally for all NHS providers.

The Trust’s commitment to deliver outstanding care is reflected in feedback from service users, with 96% of over 34,000 people during 2018/19 saying they would recommend their services to friends and family. Some of the most memorable and powerful feedback from service users has been at their public Board meetings where they hear first-hand how their services are changing people’s lives, as well as how they can further improve services.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to lead the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people across East Anglia. Full details are included in the chair information pack.

To request an information pack and for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing


We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

How to Apply

Full details are included in the chair information pack.

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