Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Hertfordshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration for this role is £21,105 per annum. Given the challenges ahead, NHS Improvement has submitted a case to the Secretary of State to increase the remuneration payable to this role to £30,000 per annum.
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 Lesley-Anne Alexander CBE as Chair of Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2023. She has no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £35,000 per annum.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    02/07/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    04/09/2019 at 12:00

Vacancy Description

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We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help deliver the NHS 10 year plan and shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform community services.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) was established in 2010 as the  principal provider of community-based healthcare services to the 1.2 million residents Their 2,800 staff provide a full range of community services for adults and children in a variety of settings, including community hospitals. Clinics, GP surgeries and patients’ own homes. They are pleased to be rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission. They are proud to have achieved all their financial targets for many years running, retaining their Level One Single Oversight Framework rating.  Building on this strong foundation they have the commitment and drive to further transform to be a truly ‘outstanding’ organisation.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and leadership experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Hertfordshire and west Essex.

We welcome candidates from diverse industry and professional backgrounds who can bring substantial leadership experience from operating in complex political environments to this critical leadership appointment.

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

The closing date for application is 2 July 2019 at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a stakeholder event at the Trust during w/c 22 July 2019. Final panel interviews will be held on 31 July 2019 in Cambridge.

How to Apply

For more information, please contact Melanie Shearer, Partner at Gatenby Sanderson on 0113 205 6073, or on 07785 616 548 or by emailing melanie.shearer@gatenbysanderson.com. To request an information pack and for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker at NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net.

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