Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Chair

Body: Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Leeds and York
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £50,782 p.a
Time Requirements: 3 days per week

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    24/07/2022 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a new Chair and is seeking a passionate individual who can lead their Council of Governors and Board of Directors.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic, forward-thinking and successful organisation serving the communities of Leeds and more widely in the Yorkshire and the Humber region, providing some specialist services nationally. We provide the best services we can for our service users and carers, including working in partnership across organisational boundaries at a local level and within Integrated Care Systems.

The Trust is working towards exceptional standards of care across the populations we serve. It is working in close partnership with health and care partners across the cities of Leeds and York; the Yorkshire and the Humber regions; and with partners on a wider geographical area where appropriate. The Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership and also has strong links to the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership. These partnerships bring NHS and Council organisations together to improve health and care for people living in these areas. Working in partnership supports the Trust in achieving its vision to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice.

Given the impact and importance of the Trust’s responsibility within the integrated care system, this is an exciting time of change and a unique opportunity for a new Chair to represent the Trust locally, regionally and nationally in delivering a system that will have a fundamental impact on improving the health and lives of people in the areas we serve.

As this is such an important and prominent role, our Chair will need to be a highly collaborative and influential leader capable of forging strong partnerships and able to impact, enthuse and persuade others to collaborate and embrace wide ranging changes in healthcare provision.

We seek a Chair who will be passionate about leading our Council of Governors and Board of Directors to make a real difference; will show a strong commitment to the local community and working with a range of partners; have a strong focus on equality and diversity; and hold the best interests of service users and the wellbeing of our staff at the heart of their leadership.

Person Specification

The Chair’s main role is to provide clear leadership of the Board of Directors, demonstrate an ability to set the Board agenda and lead the other non-executive directors (NEDs) in holding the executive directors to account for the satisfactory operation and management of the Trust, whilst at the same time ensuring the Board plays a full role in the determination and achievement of the organisation’s strategy and objectives.

The Chair will lead both the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors and is a key representative of the Trust within the local communities served and the wider Integrated Care System. They will ensure the Trust always meets the needs of those individuals in our care and addresses all clinical and financial challenges through the delivery of safe, high quality and cost-effective services.

The Chair will work in partnership with the Chief Executive to build strong external relationships with key stakeholders at a local ’Place’, Integrated Care System and national level in order to promote the purpose of the Trust; upholding the values of the Trust, by example, ensuring that the organisation promotes equality and diversity for all its service users, staff and other stakeholders. The Chair may on occasion be requested to act as external assessor on the appointment panels for non-executive members of other Trusts within the wider partnership footprint.

The Chair will demonstrate and ensure the highest standards of probity and governance in the business of the Board and ensure that the Trust acts within the requirements of its licence conditions.

They will act as a critical friend to the Chief Executive; providing a safe and confidential space to explore ideas or challenging or sensitive situations, with supportive challenge where appropriate.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please visit the Trust’s website and download an application form.

Please return your completed application to Cath Hill, Associate Director for Corporate Governance, at chill29@nhs.net

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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