Chair, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a Chair who shares their values and has a passion for continuous improvement to lead their Board and Council of Governors on their journey of development.



£42,000 per annum for 2-3 days a week

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust is a main provider of a wide range of specialist mental health, social care, learning disabilities and primary care services to service users and their carers and families in Sheffield. We promote emotional health and wellbeing through the provision of accessible high-quality modern services delivered by over 2,400 dedicated staff. Our culture is founded upon strong relationships and co-production with staff, service users and their families and carers as well as with our partners and commissioners. As a key member of the Sheffield Accountable Care Partnership, we continue to integrate physical, psychological and social care, support primary care networks through our own GP and primary care services, and improve wellbeing outcomes across the communities we serve.

Following the appointment of a new and highly experienced Chief Executive, Jan Ditheridge who will join us in March this year, we are seeking a Chair to lead our Board and Council of Governors on our journey of development. We are also seeking a Non-Executive Director who will lead our Audit and Risk Committee.

Our Chair will provide vision, support, influence and challenge across a complex organisation and local health and social care economy. We are seeking a leader who shares our person-centred values and has a passion for continuous improvement. You will be a strong communicator with an authentic style that will engage and inspire our dedicated staff, Governors, partners and the diverse population we serve.

Bringing significant Board-level experience gained in complex, changing environments, you will offer informed and independent challenge as well as a high degree of support to our Board team. Promoting the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance you will ensure that quality, finance and operational demands are held in balance. With strong collaboration skills you will support our future development and create high levels of aspiration within the organisation, the wider system and especially in those we serve. In return this will be a highly rewarding position offering you the opportunity to influence the quality and sustainability of our services now and for the future.

To find out more please contact GatenbySanderson; Emma Pickup or Roz Catlow-Patterson on 0113 205 6296 and visit

Closing date: Friday 21 February

Preliminary interviews: w/c 2 March

Final interviews and assessment: w/c 30 March

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health.

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