North Bristol NHS Trust - Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should live within 80 miles of North Bristol HQ which is based at Southmead Hospital
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration currently payable for this role is £23,600 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 £40,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average, it will require 2 to 3 days a week

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    08/08/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    October 2017

Vacancy Description


North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest hospital trust in the South West of England, providing hospital and community healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

The Trust is looking for a chair who can build on the strong foundations in place, which include a clear and coherent strategy, a highly capable and experienced Board, improving financial grip, a fantastic workforce and improving quality and operational performance.

Person Specification

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

Additional Information

Find out more

North Bristol NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Eric Sanders, the Trust Secretary, regarding the role please email or telephone on 0117 414 3809

Gatenby Sanderson is helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Melanie Shearer, Health Partner on 020 7426 3971 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: 8 August 2017 at 11am. Please forward your completed application to
  • preliminary interview date: during August 2017. Long-listed candidates will be invited for preliminary interview with Melanie Shearer, Health Partner, from GatenbySanderson. To facilitate this, we will share your application form with GatenbySanderson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel
  • meet the team: There will be a stakeholder event between 4.30pm and 7.30pm on 15 September at the Trust HQ, Southmead Hospital. The short-listed candidates will be invited to meet key stakeholders ahead of the panel interview to discuss how they will approach the role and find out more about the Trust, its goals and values. Feedback from these sessions will be given to the panel
  • interview date: 25 September 2017 in Taunton
  • proposed start date: 2 November 2017
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