Whittington Health 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: £21,105 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 Baroness Julia Neuberger as Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2024. Further details are available on Whittington Health NHS Trust and NHS England / NHS Improvement London websites.

Date: 28/10/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    22/08/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    28/10/2019 at 17:00

Vacancy Description


We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Whittington Health 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

Whittington Health is one of London’s leading integrated care organisations – helping local people to live longer, healthier lives. 

The trust provides hospital and community care services to over half a million people living in Islington and Haringey as well as those living in Barnet, Enfield, Camden and Hackney. Whittington Health provided over 100 different types of health service (over 40 acute and 60 community services) in 2018/19. Every day, the trust aims to provide high quality and safe healthcare to people either in its hospital, in their homes or in nearby clinics. The trust is here to support its patients throughout their healthcare journey – this is what makes Whittington Health an integrated care organisation. During 2018/19, the trust had an income of c. £320 million, over 4,300 staff delivering care across north central London and over 1.3 million patient contacts. The trust is segmented as level two under the Single Operating Framework. The trust successfully delivered its control total last year and has plans to do so again this financial year.

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 Haringey and Islington, and some surrounding areas.

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 leslie.horn@nhs.net

Whittington Health NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Siobhan Harrington, Chief Executive please contact Sophia Greaves, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive on 020 7288 3939 or by emailing  sophia.greaves@nhs.net

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 rsmith@hunter-healthcare.com

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 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 16 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 leslie.horn@nhs.net

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