Apr 232018

Non-executive Chair - Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a non-executive Chair, to lead the Board and Council of Governors, to succeed the current Chair who retires at the end of June.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare became a Foundation Trust in 2014 and is a leading provider of a range of high quality community and specialist healthcare services across the North West of England. Almost 1.5 million adults and children benefit from these services across Bolton, Halton, Oldham, St Helens, Warrington  and Wigan along with a community dental network in these and other locations. The Trust employs around 3,500 staff and has an income of £140m.

The majority of our services are delivered in patients’ homes or at locations close to where they live, such as clinics, health centres, GP practices, community centres and schools and we are committed to working closely with other providers, our communities and our commissioners to improve local population health and promote wellbeing. We are committed to keeping people healthier for longer and developing services to support people to live independently at home.

We are seeking to appoint a non-executive Chair, to lead our Board and Council of Governors, to succeed the current Chair who retires at the end of June. The Board has the responsibility to maintain the clinical and financial viability of the Trust and to ensure that high levels of probity, value for money and clinical governance are met. Working closely with our Chief Executive, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping and securing a clinically and financially sustainable future for the Trust. It is essential that the Chair is able to represent the Trust across our range of partners and stakeholders, demanding a high level of personal credibility. We are seeking a strategic-minded individual with a proven track record of inspiring others and with extensive, director-level, leadership experience, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector who will bring confident, corporate and financial insight. Most importantly, you will share our Trust values and our mission to work closely with local people and partners to promote good health and to be a leading provider of excellent community healthcare services in the North West.

For a confidential discussion or to request an information pack, please contact our retained consultant Diane Charnock on 07988 653669 or email


To apply, please submit CV, cover letter addressing the person specification and details of 2 referees to the email address above

Closing date:  4 May 2018

Final interviews : Tuesday 15 May 2018

Remuneration £42,544 per annum (subject to review)

Approximate time commitment of 2-3 days per week

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