Aug 242018
 

Chair - Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the hospital and make a positive difference to the local community.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a circa 500 bedded district general hospital, built in the 1970s and serving a a population of approximately a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area. In 2005 the hospital gained Foundation Trust status.

Today, the hospital continues to provide a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area. These include Emergency Department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and Maternity and Children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with other hospitals.

Our principal commissioner is Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for commissioning health services for the population of Barnsley. We have made significant investment in our estate. In the past few years, we have successfully completed an £8m development of the Imaging Department, a £1 million refurbishment of the Acute Medical Unit and £2 million on the Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) and Resuscitation Unit.

Operationally, we have three Clinical Business Units (CBUs). Each CBU is led by a team made up of a Clinical Director, an Associate Director of Nursing and an Associate Director of Operations, who are supported by a Matron and Service Manager together with HR, Finance and Data Analyst Teams.

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the hospital and make a positive difference to the local community.

The Trust has been on a journey of transformation over the last few years and is now proud to be rated as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018 in all five domains.

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 Barnsley and surrounding areas.We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their experience from different sectors, as well as from health, to this demanding role.

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 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.

  • Closing date for receipt of applications*: 19 September 2018
  • Interview date: 11 October 2018
  • Proposed start date: to be confirmed

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