Accountable to: The Council of Governors

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) are seeking to appoint a new Chair who is passionate about community healthcare and the health of our communities and who is influential in working with external stakeholders and in shaping the Board and Council to drive our ambition in the wider context of the NHS Plan.

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) is a large specialist provider of community healthcare with a track record of delivery. Our colleagues provide services to people across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, including many of the most vulnerable in our communities.

We have a strategy that sets out our refreshed - and ambitious - vision to provide the Best Care to people in Healthy Communities; with new organisational values and four strategic objectives that set our priorities so that we continue to improve both for our colleagues and the people we serve.

We operate within two Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). We have helped shape the Birmingham and Solihull STP “Live Healthy: Live Happy” strategy and are committed to playing our part to support the delivery of its vision of a more preventative health and social care system supporting people to live healthy and happy lives in their own communities. We are also a partner in the Black Country and West Birmingham STP especially as a result of our community service provision to the Sandwell and West Birmingham health economy.

As well as being consistent with the our two local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), our strategy is also aligned to the programmes and priorities of the NHS long-term plan which include a focus on: integration of services; personalised care for people with long term conditions and older people with frailty, including dementia; improving diagnosis, early intervention and personalised support for children and young people with learning disabilities and autism; use of technology and preventative models of care.

Birmingham is a wonderful place to work. It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the UK. Our organisation is an advocate of diversity and we strive to mirror our community as much as possible. 

The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership skills and demonstrate real motivation for making a difference.  They will be strategic thinkers with strong interpersonal skills, capable of forging strong and effective partnerships with stakeholders.  This collaborative leader would have the ability to engage with colleagues at every level of the organisation and lead the development of our Board of Directors and Council of Governors.  

The Chair is expected to devote sufficient time to carry out his or her functions in an effective way.  It is expected that the normal level of commitment will be the equivalent of a minimum of 3 days a week but flexibility is essential.  This may be during the working day or outside normal office working hours.  The Chair is expected to attend planned Board development events, which may be residential and/or held away from the Trust’s premises.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all who work with us and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

As an equal opportunities employer, the Trust welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.   All appointments will be made on merit and in accordance with our Trust’s Recruitment and Selection Policy. 

The successful applicant will live within the wider West Midlands region and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Birmingham community as well as the Trust.  You should also be committed to the NHS and the underlying principles of a NHS Foundation Trust.

For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact our partner at Badenoch & Clark:  James McLeod, NHS Regional Manager on 07523 044455, 

Closing Date: Thursday 28th February 2019 at 5.00pm
Interview Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019



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