The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Mid Yorkshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £40,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a week


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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/02/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Stakeholder engagement


  • Online psychometric testing

    Prior to the interview date

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Board of Directors to continue the improvement journey of the Trust, improving patient experience, staff experience, and improving quality and value.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute hospital services to more than half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire. It offers services in three main hospitals – Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and District and Pontefract. In addition, the Trust provides community services to the people of Wakefield district in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes. This means their patients benefit from hospital and community services working more closely together to ensure they receive their care in the most appropriate place for them – when and where they need it.

The Trust also provides two specialist regional services, in burns and spinal injuries, which are renowned across the North of England and beyond.

With more than 8,000 staff and an income in excess of £500 million the trust provides its services by working in partnership with two local authorities, two clinical commissioning groups, and a wide range of other providers including voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as service users, their carers and the public.

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 the Mid Yorkshire area, and some surrounding areas. Candidates will be able to demonstrate  that they have undertaken a range of board level leadership roles. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors, as well as from health, to this demanding role.

For more information, please contact Robin Staveley MBE, Partner at Gatenby Sanderson on 0207 426 3985. You can also visit Gatenby Sanderson’s microsite for further information.

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

You can also get in touch the office of Martin Barkley, Chief Executive or Phillip Marshall, Director of Workforce and Organisation Development, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust on 01924 543 626.

To request an information pack on the role and for general enquiries please contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

How to Apply

Please contact Robin Staveley or Miriam Walker for full details.

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