University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Chair

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: North Midlands
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £40,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average, it will require 2 to 3 days a week, including preparation time away from the Trust, the occasional evening engagement and events designed to support your continuous development.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of David Wakefield as Chair of University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust from 3 April 2018 to 2 April 2022. Mr Wakefield has not declared any political activity.

Date: 09/03/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/01/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    09/03/2018 at 15:00

Vacancy Description

Please note this vacancy has been extended and will close on 10 January 2018

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM).

UHNM cares for over 900,000 people each year and is highly regarded for its facilities, teaching and research. We are looking for a Chair who will be able to maintain a strong focus on the delivery of high quality services to the Trust’s patients while ensuring that it delivers rapid and sustainable financial improvement. The new Chair will also need to build strong relationships with the NHS, other partners and local leaders to champion the interests of the Trust, its patients and the communities it serves.

Person Specification

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced board level leader to think creatively about the issues facing the Trust. He or she will have an understanding of the healthcare agenda for the North Midlands, which combined with strong governance skills will bring rigour and challenge to management of the Trust’s turnaround, ensuring that this vital local organisation provides high quality healthcare services now and in the future.

Additional Information

Further information about the opportunity, the Trust and the person specification for this important role is provided in the Candidate Information pack, which is available from or by speaking to Carmel Gibbons at Odgers Berndtson on 020 7529 6314

Please note – shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on 22 January 2018 at a time to be confirmed.

How to Apply

Details of how to apply are included in the information pack.

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