Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Herefordshire / Worcestershire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £40,000 pa
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per week


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

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Yates as Chair of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. He has been appointed from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 and will receive remuneration of £40,000 per annum. He has not declared any political activity in the last five years.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/01/2021 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    25/26 January 2021

  • Stakeholder engagement event


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    04/03/2021 at 09:00

Vacancy Description

NHS England / NHS Improvement are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the Trust and make a positive difference to your community.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a values based, inclusive and innovative community, mental health and learning disability provider with 4,000 talented staff providing 81 services across two counties from over 100 sites.

Following the retirement in 2021 of their current Chair, we believe there has never been a more important time to join the organisation and provide leadership to the Trust and the wider system as the Trust responds to the community based challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whilst they are a stable and well performing NHS Trust, they remain highly ambitious to further transform and innovate how they deliver care and as Chair, you will support and sustain this commitment to continuing improvement in everything they do.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who are motivated to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Herefordshire & Worcestershire, and some surrounding areas.

We are actively seeking candidates from a range of diverse and inclusive backgrounds who offer the leadership skills required to take the Trust forward, and your values, Board level experience, and ability to inspire and harness the talents of others is more important than the sector you have gained your experience in.

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.

Additional Information

  • To request a candidate information pack and for general enquires, please contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

  • For a confidential discussion about the Chair role, please contact the Trust’s professional advisors, Thomas Patterson, Director or Johnny Townson, Principal Researcher at Alumni Harvey Nash on +44(0) 7811 229322

How to Apply

The candidate information pack includes details on how to apply. Please forward your completed application to and quote M2309

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