Overview

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital services to the population of the Fylde Coast and the millions of holidaymakers who visit the area; we also provide a full range of District Hospital and Community Health Services to 1.5 million population of Lancashire and South Cumbria as well as tertiary services for Cardiac and Haematology. We employ 7,000 staff and have a turnover in excess of £400m.  We have received national recognition and Vanguard funding for our work on developing new local models of care, and we were identified last year as one of only eight areas across the country to spearhead the development of an Integrated Care Provider.

We are seeking an experienced and collaborative leader to Chair both our very able Board and our passionate Council of Governors. We are looking for an aspirational individual with strong interpersonal skills, someone capable of forging dynamic partnerships, of holding others to account and of driving transformational change, in order to better meet the needs of our Community.  As Chair, you will need to represent the Trust effectively at all levels and across the wider health and care system, and this demands experience of complex stakeholder relationships as well as a high level of personal credibility. We are therefore seeking a strategic thinker with high levels of empathy and a natural ability to inspire others.

Prior knowledge of the NHS is not required and to succeed you will need highly developed leadership skills and experience, gained in a large complex organisation in public private or voluntary sectors.  You will need the ability to inspire others to achieve high performance standards, the intellectual calibre to grasp complexity, and a strong commitment to excellent patient-centred care.  Approachable and empathetic, you will be an effective communicator.

As a Foundation Trust, we are led by our Board with oversight from our Council of Governors comprising elected members from our population and staff, and stakeholder representatives. Please visit www.bth-appointments.com for further information about this role.

Closing date: Monday 16th April 2018, 9am

Interviews: Thursday 17th May (stakeholder day) and Friday 18th May (final panel).

 

About Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital services to the population of the Fylde Coast and the millions of holidaymakers who visit the area; we also provide a full range of District Hospital and Community Health Services to 1.5 million population of Lancashire and South Cumbria as well as tertiary services for Cardiac and Haematology. We employ 7,000 staff and have a turnover in excess of £400m.  We have received national recognition and Vanguard funding for our work on developing new local models of care, and we were identified last year as one of only eight areas across the country to spearhead the development of an Integrated Care Provider.