Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust - Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £30,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 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 Dominic Dodd as chair of The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust from 1 November 2019 to 31 October 2023. Mr Dodd has no declared political activity and will received £30,000 per annum.

Date: 30/10/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    21/08/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the hospital and make a positive difference to your community.

Person Specification

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is the UK’s leading specialist orthopaedic hospital. We provide specialised and complex orthopaedic and related care to patients regionally and nationally. Whilst some local services are also provided, 80% of our workload is defined as tertiary or equivalent and we are a national centre for specialist Neuro Musculoskeletal services. We work across two sites in Central London and Stanmore, the latter of which has received an enormous investment for the development of a new, state-of-the-art hospital that will reflect and enhance the medical excellence for which the RNOH is renowned. We are rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, we have a Research and Innovation Centre that works in close association with our main partner, University College London, and we have a history of leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme. This is an exciting time to become involved with the Trust and to help us on the next stage of our journey.

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 the area served by the trust.

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

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

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Rob Hurd, Chief Executive please contact the Chair and Chief Executive Office on 0208 909 5738 or by emailing

Hunter Healthcare – are helping us to identify potential candidates.  If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Director on 020 7935 4570 or email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 August 2019 at noon.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the trust to meet with the Chief Executive and key stakeholders at a date to be confirmed.

Interviews will be held on 23 September 2019 in NHS Improvement’s offices in Wellington House, 133 – 155 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UG.

How to Apply

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

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