Jun 032021
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust – Chair

Chair - The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

non-executive directorWe are looking for an exceptional leader to chair The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is an ambitious acute hospital, with the vision of providing outstanding healthcare to their local population all of the time, in conjunction with their health and care partners in West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are searching for a talented and inclusive Chair to lead the PAHT Board. You will be an energetic, compassionate, and collaborative existing or aspirant Chair with business acumen and an alignment with the values of the Trust. We are looking for someone motivated to bring their track record of success across the public or private sector to improve the Trust and make a genuine difference to the communities in Harlow and the surrounding villages.

In this appointment process we are actively seeking candidates from a range of diverse and inclusive backgrounds who offer the leadership skills required to take the Trust forward, and your values, Board level experience, and ability inspire and harness the talents of others is more important than the sector you have gained your experience in.

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services contributing to the shared responsibility for improving the health of PAHT’s population by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the hospital deepening the collaborative working essential to make a positive difference to their local communities.

If you feel inspired by PAHT’s vision and would like to learn more about this critical appointment, please contact the Trust’s retained advisors for a confidential discussion on the role: Thomas Patterson, Director on 07970 339 151 or Johnny Townson, Principal Researcher on 07811 229 322.

To request a candidate information pack and for general enquiries, please contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net quoting reference M2402 in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 8 June 2021 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held in Harlow on 14 July 2021. Shortlisted candidates will also be invited to meet some of the Trust’s key stakeholders prior to the interview date.

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 particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities, who we know are all under-represented in these important 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.

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