South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust (the Trust) is looking for a non-traditional Chair to lead the Trust on its journey to being an outstanding organisation and be the champion for its four key priorities.

  • Reducing lost years
  • Championing equalities
  • Creating a good place to work
  • Ensuring sustainability

The Trust is proud of its achievements over the last year, such as, inspiring clinical leadership through the successful implementation of a new service line management structure, implementing new models of care with stakeholder partners, reaching financial balance and creating a culture of consistency, responsiveness and strong governance.

We are looking for a candidate who has passion and drive and want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable mental health services for the people of South West London. The Trust welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors, as well as from health, to this demanding role.

For further information go to www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe41265. To discuss the role and your suitability at any point, call Melanie Shearer of GatenbySanderson on 07785 616 548.

Closing date: Noon 11th June

Stakeholder event: 9th July

Final Interviews: 19th July.

Tagged as: governance, health, mental health, Strategy, sustainability

About South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust

We are a leading provider of mental health services across south west London and a beacon of excellence for many of our national mental health services.

We serve 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and employ more than 2,000 staff who provide care and treatment to about 20,000 people from south west London and beyond at any given moment.

We have a long history of innovation that has helped to redefine the mental health landscape in the UK. We have more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, working to make sure that high quality patient centred care is our key priority.The emphasis of our services is on recovery which means helping people to get on with their lives and to focus on the things that are important to them.

Our Trust headquarters are in the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting, with major inpatient services provided from Tolworth hospital in Kingston, and Queen Mary's hospital in Roehampton. We also operate in many other community locations in London and the south east.

We provide community and outpatient services in each of the boroughs we serve and provide many national services such as those for people with eating disorders and OCD as well as national deaf services.