Isle of Wight NHS Trust - Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: You should have strong connections with the Isle of Wight. The successful candidate can be either Island or mainland based, providing that they live within reasonable travel distance
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration for this role is £30,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average, it will require 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 Vaughan Thomas as Chair of Isle of Wight NHS Trust from 2 October 2017 to 1 October 2019.

Date: 11/10/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    04/09/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. 140,000 people live on the island but the population doubles during the summer months. We are looking for a new Chair for the Trust who will provide the visible leadership, support and challenge the Trust needs.

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. 

Person Specification

To request an information pack please contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

Additional Information

Find out more

Isle of Wight NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Maggie Oldham, Interim Chief Executive on 01983 534204 or email

Hunter Healthcare is helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Partner on 020 7935 4570 or email

NHS Improvement – to register your interest and request an information pack please contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 11am on 4 September 2017
  • Preliminary interviews: early-mid September 2017
  • Stakeholder engagement: the shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on 21 September 2017
  • Interview date: 22 September 2017 at the trust headquarters on the island 

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults.  Your references will be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
  • confirm your preferred email and telephone contact details

This information should be emailed to quoting reference S1314 in the subject line.

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