Chair, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Board of Directors to continue the improvement journey of the Trust.

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We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Board of Directors to continue the improvement journey of the Trust, by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the trust and make a positive difference to your community.

The trust is looking for an experienced and confident chair who will drive cultural change across the organisation and wider health system for the benefit of patients.  The health system has entered an era of partnership working and the Chair will need to quickly build strong connections and networks within the local community to help the Trust strengthen and widen connections and relationships locally, regionally and nationally for the benefit of patients and 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 Cornwall.

For more information you can get in touch with:

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Kate Shields, Chief Executive on 01872 256343 or email lynsey.neave@nhs.net

Hunter Healthcare are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Partner on 020 7935 4570 or email rsmith@hunter-healthcare.com / jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries and to request an information pack contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 November 2018 at noon.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the trust to meet the Chief Executive and key stakeholders on 6 December 2018 after 1pm.

Interviews will be held on 13 December 2018 in Taunton 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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