Dec 052018

Chair - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

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


The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands having more than 800 beds on the New Cross site including intensive care beds and neonatal intensive care cots. It also has 56 rehabilitation beds at West Park Hospital and 54 beds at Cannock Chase Hospital.

Almost uniquely, the Trust also provides primary care services to a population of 60,000 in Wolverhampton. As the largest employer in Wolverhampton the Trust employs more than 9,000 staff.

The Trust’s vision is to be an organisation striving continuously to improve the experience and outcomes for the communities it serves. The Trust pledges that they will always strive to be safe and effective, kind and caring and exceeding expectation.

The Trust believes that by adhering to their vision and working with those values in mind they can behave in a way which will ensure the right results for the people that matter most – the patients.

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 the Wolverhampton area, and some 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.

To register your interest in the role and for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing, quoting reference M1760 in the subject line.

For an informal and confidential discussion with David Loughton, Chief Executive please contact Gayle Nightingale, Chair and CEO PA on 01902 695950 or by emailing

Key dates:

  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on 8 January 2019. Applications should be emailed to
  • The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders on a date to be confirmed.
  • The final interviews will take place in late January / early February 2019.

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 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.

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