Chair, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

A unique opportunity has arisen to be considered for appointment as Chair of WMAS. If you have a track record of leadership and good governance in a dynamic organisation that has achieved success whilst under operational and financial demands, this may be the opportunity for you.

A unique opportunity has arisen to be considered for appointment as Chair of the most successful Ambulance Service Trust in the country. If you have a track record of leadership and good governance in a dynamic organisation that has achieved success whilst under operational and financial demands, this may be the opportunity for you.

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) is a £300m NHS Foundation Trust providing emergency and urgent services across the West Midlands region to a population of c5.6m people. We have recently retained our CQC Outstanding rating, making us the only Ambulance Trust in the country to hold this distinction.

Our Trust has an exceptional track record of operational and financial performance, with growth, stability and resilience during a period of unprecedented challenge to the NHS. Whilst facing increasing service demands we have been committed to ensuring our patients receive quality care in the most appropriate settings. This is an extremely busy Trust, where we receive around more than 4000 999 calls every day from patients requiring our assistance.

Our commitment to education and learning has seen us become the country’s first and only ‘University’ Ambulance Trust. Our regulator NHS Improvement rates us in their highest category for financial performance and our Chief Executive, Anthony Marsh is recognised as one of NHS’s most accomplished leaders. It is testament to our success and the confidence commissioners have in our organisation, that we will imminently be delivering the NHS 111 provision across most of our region.

As we embark on the process to appoint a Chair, we would like to pay tribute to our current Chair, Sir Graham Meldrum and the outstanding leadership he has provided to out Trust over many years. In selecting Sir Graham’s successor, we want to engage with high calibre senior leaders with the charisma and gravitas to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including national and system leaders, Board colleagues, frontline staff and service users.

As a suitable candidate, you will bring an impressive track record of success, operating at senior / Board level within large, complex and high performing organisations. You will have the ability to provide leadership, independent and objective challenge to our Board and demonstrate a commitment to, and personal interest in, enhancing health and care services. You will also be able to evidence a clear understanding of, and alignment to our values and the highest standards of personal integrity.

Please be advised candidates must reside within the operating area of WMAS. [Birmingham, Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire.]

Application closing date: 30 September 2019

Shortlisting Interviews: 14, 15 & 16 October 2019

Interviews will be held on: 04 November 2019

As you will see, we are a successful, high performing and ambitious organisation. If you have the experience and credentials to lead us on our exciting and continued journey, we welcome your interest and look forward to receiving your application.

For further information or a discussion relating to this appointment or the recruitment process, please contact our recruitment partner Joe Joyce at The Finegreen Group on joe.joyce@finegreen.co.uk quoting reference wmas-ch or call 07557 998 599

Further information and how to apply is available on the NHS Jobs website

Please note applications for this post will close at 9.00am on Monday, 30 September.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Chair_Candidate_Information_Pack_September_2019.pdf PDF, 459.6 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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