The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and District and Pontefract
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £40,000
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a week

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    18/10/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    early November 2018

  • Stakeholder engagement


  • Online psychometric testing

    mid November 2018

  • 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 and continue the Trust’s improvement journey, by role modelling the values and behaviours, improving patient and staff experience, and improving quality and value.

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (MYHT) 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.

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 Mid Yorkshire. 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 and to request a chair information pack please contact Miriam Walker at NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

You can also contact the office of Martin Barkley, Chief Executive, MYHT or Phillip Marshall, Director of Workforce and Organisation Development, MYHT on 01924 543 626.

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 18 October 2018.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on 15 November 2018 from 9.00am at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield. The shortlisted candidates will also be invited to undertake online psychometric testing prior to the interview date
  • The final panel interviews will take place on 21 November 2018 in Leeds.
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