Chair, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Board of Directors to continue the improvement journey of the Trust.

Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of acute and community services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough and smaller, but growing, communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest.  We employ around 4200 staff and have a turnover of around £350m. 

The Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge and provides the full range of secondary care services and some specialist services for the wider populations of the Black Country and West Midlands region. We also provide specialist adult community based care in patients’ homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community. 

Our chair will be crucial to the success of our strategic agenda and be responsible for ensuring that our Board and executive team is able to deliver the leadership the organisation needs. We are looking forward to working with someone who can help shape our future and be both an influencer and ambassador. To do this, you will have a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated and innovative workforce. You will have the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including our governors, patients, communities and our strategic partners to continue the development of a new vision for integrated care.

The successful candidate will lead the development of the Board of Directors and Council of Governors. We have a number of new Board appointments, in addition to newly elected governors, commencing in spring 2019. Joining at a pivotal time as we continue to develop and transform our services, you will steer the Trust’s strategic and corporate direction and mentor non-executive directors, as well playing an influential important role in the wider-system. 

To be eligible for appointment candidates must meet all the requirements of the ‘fit and proper persons’ test as set out in the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday, 5th April 2019.  Full details of how to apply are included on page 11 of the information pack which is available for download. Apply here all applications will be acknowledged.

Interviews will be held on 24th April 2019. Candidates will also be invited to participate in stakeholder panels on the same day.

Dudley Group NHS FT Chair - candidate information pack PDF, 506.6 KB

This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

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