Chair, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire 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 trust and make a positive difference to your community.

M1873

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) is one of the UK's largest teaching Trusts responsible for managing two major hospitals in Coventry and Rugby, which between them serve a population of over a million people. The Trust was first established in 1992 and expanded to include Rugby in 1998. It is the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School, who work in close partnership with the Trust to develop innovative medical education programmes and clinical research.

Every year the Trust provides more than 800,000 episodes of care to patients from across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

The staff and patients at UHCW have much to be proud of. The Trust’s aim is to deliver high quality healthcare, in a caring and compassionate way and provide this in a convenient and supportive environment.

That’s why the Trust reviewed and updated its strategy during 2012 with a key focus on clinical engagement. The outcome is that there has been a change in approach with an emphasis on the Trust vision and mission.

The focus is on providing and improving quality of care, whilst embracing innovation to deliver improved services.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 Coventry and Warwickshire area, and some surrounding areas. 

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 Coventry and Warwickshire area, and some surrounding areas. They will be able to demonstrate  that they have undertaken a range of board level leadership roles.

To request an information pack on the role and for general enquiries contact Todd Fleming on 0300 123 2922 or by emailing todd.fleming@nhs.net, quoting reference M1873 in the subject line.

For an informal and confidential discussion with Andrew Hardy, Chief Executive please contact Debbie Babington, Executive Assistant on 02476 967621 or by emailing Debbie.Babington@uhcw.nhs.uk

 Key dates:

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 7 February 2019. Applications should be emailed to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net 
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on a date still to be confirmed.

  • The final interviews are scheduled for 1 March 2019 to be held in Derby.

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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