May 022021
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Chair

Chair - Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust specialises in the provision of Mental Health, Substance Misuse, wider specialist services such as eating disorders, as well as Children’s Universal and Learning Disability services across the county. We are a central partner in Derbyshire’s Integrated Care System ‘Joined up Care Derbyshire’ working to provide the best care and services as efficiently and effectively as possible. Rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, ‘People First’ is central to delivering our vision to make a positive difference in people’s lives through improving their health and well-being. Nationally recognised for our innovative inclusion initiatives, we are committed to ensuring equality, diversity, inclusion, and human rights are central to the way we deliver outstanding healthcare services to our service users and how we support and empower our staff.

We are seeking a new values-led Chair to build on a strong legacy of improvement. This is an exciting opportunity to lead our talented Board and our dedicated Council of Governors at a critical time for our population’s health and well-being. We are seeking a visible leader who thrives in a ‘people first’ culture; engaging comfortably with staff and service users and supporting our role as a shaper of successful integrated care, working with partners across Derbyshire to improve the lives of our population. Sharing our passion for the importance of high-quality mental health and learning disabilities services, we are seeking a strategic and visionary leader who can accelerate our aspirations as a culturally intelligent organisation, role model our values, enable innovation and oversee strong governance processes.

We are keen to hear from inclusive leaders with significant Board level experience of leading diverse and complex, person-centred organisations. Sharing our focus on cultural development, you will be an authentic collaborator and communicator who will quickly build credibility and create high aspiration in our dedicated staff, Governors, partners, service users, carers, and the diverse populations we serve. Promoting the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance you will offer informed and independent challenge as well as a high degree of support to our Board. Your proactive and progressive approach will enable us to work across organisational boundaries and continue to raise the profile of our services, services users and carers on a local, regional and national platform. This is a unique opportunity to directly impact on reducing health inequalities and to lead an inclusive Board who value diversity and difference.

Please visit to find out more. You can also contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson for an initial discussion; Julia St-Clare or Emma Pickup on 07807 631 564.

Closing date: Wednesday 26 May 2021

Stakeholder engagement and Final interviews: 28 & 30 June 2021

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