Chair in common, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust & Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust at what is a pivotal time of change for the NHS. This is a unique opportunity at this important time for both trusts.

This is a unique opportunity to share your talents and expertise to lead the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.  

The Chair in common will provide the leadership needed to drive the continued improvement of the healthcare services the Trust provides its patients and the local community, both now and in the future. 

There will be many challenges along the way, but the most challenging roles are often the most rewarding.

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT) is a major provider of specialist all age Mental Health, Learning Disability, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Children’s universal Community Services with staff based on over 40 locations across Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Dudley. With a turnover of £100m, BCPFT employs over 2000 staff.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMHPT) is a major provider of comprehensive all age Mental Health services from 28 locations across Dudley and Walsall. With a turnover of £69m, DWMHPT employs around 1,100 staff.

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 Black Country.  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, you can get in touch with:

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

If you would like more information about the trusts then contact the Company Secretaries as set out below.

We strongly encourage potential candidates to contact the trusts with informal and confidential enquires.  These are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting;  either Andy Green, Company Secretary, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust , at andy.green3@nhs.net or telephone 0121 612 8072, or Paul Lewis- Grundy, Company Secretary, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust at paul.lewis-grundy@nhs.net or telephone 01384 324523.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 December 2018 at noon.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with the Chief Executives and key stakeholders during the week commencing 14 January 2018 (date and venue to be confirmed).

Interviews will be held on 18 January 2019 at a venue to be confirmed.

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.

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