Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Southport and Ormskirk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £30,000 pa
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 Neil Masom as Chair of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2020.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    02/10/2018 at 12:00

  • Preliminary interviews

    4/10/2018 and 5/10/2018

  • Panel Sift


  • Stakeholder engagement


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Southport and Ormskirk 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.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust employs 3000 staff and provides healthcare on two district general hospital sites, serving a community of 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

Person Specification

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 Southport and Ormskirk. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors, as well as from health, to this demanding role.

Full details are included in the chair information pack.

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, please contact Robin Staveley MBE, Partner at Gatenby Sanderson on 0207 426 3985. 

You can also contact:

  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust  contact the office of Silas Nicholls, Chief Executive on 01704 704781 or Audley Charles, Company Secretary on 01704 704 769.
  • NHS Improvement – to request a chair information pack and for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 /

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 2 October 2018.

Long-listed candidates will be invited for preliminary interview with Robin Staveley from Gatenby Sanderson on 4 and 5 October 2018. To facilitate this, we will share your application form with Gatenby Sanderson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet the Chief Executive and its key stakeholders on 16 October 2018 in Southport.

The final panel interviews will take place on 29 October 2018 in central Manchester.

How to Apply

Details on how to apply are included in the chair information pack.

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