Chair Recruitment
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£47,100 for 3 days per week
Closing date:
23rd May
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9AM Monday 23rd May 2022
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 6th June 2022
Final Panel Interviews
w/c 27th June 2022

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust delivers community-based healthcare services to the 1.1 million residents of Birmingham and specialist services to 5.5 million people within the wider West Midlands region.

We are one of the largest dedicated providers of NHS community services in the country, with an annual turnover of £328 million. We employ more than 4,500 whole time equivalent staff to deliver the wide range of services we provide, and we operate from over 300 sites across Birmingham and the West Midlands.

We care for people throughout their lives from the new-born and their families to the frail elderly and their carers. Our services are diverse; from health lifestyle services that keep people feeling well to the most complex healthcare for those with highly specialist needs. We provide care in people’s homes and also in clinics and inpatient units across the city. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities.

Birmingham is a young and thriving city preparing to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. We serve some of the most deprived communities in the country, as well as some of the most ethnically diverse. The COVID19 pandemic hit hardest those who were already at the greatest disadvantage, reminding us of the importance of tackling inequality and its impact on health and life chances. We know we can only respond fully to the needs of those we serve if we are a truly inclusive organisation for our colleagues.

This opportunity comes at a time of significant change in the NHS and social care landscape, with increased demand for our services as we drive the wider integration agenda. We are seeking a collaborative and strategic Chair to lead, support and challenge our Board and our Council of Governors in delivering our vision; Best Care: Healthy Communities, ensuring we provide outstanding care to those whom we serve. Equality and inclusion are at the heart of this vision and our strategy, and our Chair must provide leadership and drive engagement with our local communities. We operate within a complex stakeholder environment and our Chair will quickly gain credibility and build trusted relationships with our service users, carers, staff, Governors and our partners within the wider system at both regional and “place” based levels.

Values driven and inspiring, you will bring a broad range of leadership experience and a successful track record of leading in complex environments and partnerships across organisational boundaries. NHS experience is not essential; however, you will bring relevant experience that you can translate to our environment and demonstrate the capacity to absorb and understand health and social care policy, stakeholders and governance requirements, including an appreciation of the risks we manage in our services. In particular we are looking for those with lived experience or a deep understanding of the communities we serve, with the kindness and empathy to engage with and understand the challenges they face. You will understand the challenges faced by underrepresented groups and seldom heard communities, and bring a track record of providing visible and effective leadership in organisations to actively promote the diversity and inclusion agenda. You will demonstrate sound judgement, strong political acumen, exceptional communication skills, and an ability to lead others to deliver our mission and vision. This is an exceptional and rewarding opportunity to use your energy, skills and experience to make a lasting difference to the health and well being of people served by our Trust now and in the future.

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Further info

If you feel that this could be a good fit for you and that our values resonate with your own, we would love to hear from you. For more information click on the button below or contact Jim Canning or Richard Murphy on 07393 013 067/ for an initial informal discussion.

How to apply

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Richard Murphy
020 3854 2219
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