Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Cornwall
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £35,000 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 Dr Mairi McLean as chair of Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust from 7 January 2019 to 6 January 2022. Dr Mclean has no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £35,000 per annum. Further information may be available on the trust website.

Date: 16/01/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    22/11/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Board of Directors to continue the improvement journey of the Trust, by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the trust and make a positive difference to your community.

Person Specification

The trust is looking for an experienced and confident chair who will drive cultural change across the organisation and wider health system for the benefit of patients.  The health system has entered an era of partnership working and the Chair will need to quickly build strong connections and networks within the local community to help the Trust strengthen and widen connections and relationships locally, regionally and nationally for the benefit of patients and staff.

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

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

For more information you can get in touch with:

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Kate Shields, Chief Executive on 01872 256343 or email

Hunter Healthcare are 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 – for general enquiries and to request an information pack contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the trust to meet the Chief Executive and key stakeholders on 6 December 2018 after 1pm.

How to Apply

For general enquiries and to request an information pack contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

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