Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust - Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration for this role is currently £23,600 per annum but an application has been made to Ministers to increase the level of remuneration to £40,000 in recognition of the challenges facing NUH and its chair
Time Requirements: It is expected that this role will take an average of 15 - 20 hours per week


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Eric Morton from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2020 as Chair of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £40,000 per annum. Further information may be available at

Date: 06/09/2017

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    13/03/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    06/09/2017 at 15:00

Vacancy Description

With a turnover of over £900m Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust (NUH) is one of the biggest and busiest acute teaching trusts in Europe, providing an exceptional range of patient care, teaching and research and regional tertiary services. It is based in the heart of Nottingham and provides services to over 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities and specialist services for a further 3-4 million people from across the region.

The Trust is one of the largest employers in the area, employing around 14,000 people at Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), Nottingham City Hospital, Ropewalk House as well as in the provision of services within the community. It is also one of the most research acute trusts in the country and in partnership with the University of Nottingham was recently selected as a Biomedical Research centre.

We are looking for a new Chair of Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, to help lead it through this process and beyond. This is a unique opportunity to share your talents and expertise to help transform the Trust and make a positive difference to the lives of people of Nottingham.

Person Specification

We are looking for an inspirational leader to Chair the Board of NUH and help guide the Trust on the next stage of its journey. Candidates for this important role will want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services that meet the needs of NUH’s patients. They will have undertaken a range of leadership roles at board level in complex organisations and be able to demonstrate that they have:

  • experience of leading comparably large and complex organisations through organisational and cultural change to achieve performance and quality improvement;
  • the ability to work effectively in a leadership role with a range of internal and external stakeholders, using strong people management and communication skills to secure commitment to a shared strategic vision and to work collaboratively and flexibly with partners to find new solutions to old problems;
  • considerable experience of building and developing strong and effective teams and providing robust and visible leadership in a range of public facing and challenging environments;
  • the ability to provide strong challenge and be demanding on pace and sustainability in holding executives to account;
  • proven governance, organisational and financial skills, including those relating to strategic planning, risk management and organisation-wide performance management;
  • an understanding of the challenges facing healthcare providers and NUH in particular, in delivering high quality, safe services to patients that are clinically and financially sustainable; and
  • an understanding of and commitment to the principles of equality and diversity.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors to this demanding role.

Additional Information

Key Dates

  •  closing date for receipt of applications:  Noon on 13 March 2017
  • long-listed candidates will be invited for preliminary interview with Angela McDermottroe from Odgers Berndtson. Feedback from these interviews will be provided to the selection panel when it meets on 3 April 2017 to agree the shortlist of candidates to be invited to participate in the next stages of the selection process
  • stakeholder engagement: the shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on either the 6 or 7 April 2017
  • interview date: 12 April 2017
  • proposed start date: To be agreed with the successful candidate

For more information, you can get in touch with:

  • Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Dr Peter Homa, the current Chief Executive of the Trust, please contact his Pa Kelly Jandrell on 0115 8404807
  • Odgers Berndtson are supporting this recruitment exercise. If you would like a confidential, informal discussion about the role,  contact Angela McDermottrow on 0113 386 8504  or email Angela McDermottroe at

How to Apply

Further information about Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, the chair role and a detailed person specification is available in the Candidate Information Pack which is available from Sharon Davies by calling 0300 123 2068 or emailing

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