Chair of the Interim Board


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Liverpool has a unique health care economy with multiple healthcare providers delivering a mix of acute, specialist and community services to the local population which includes some of the most deprived parts of the country with associated poor health outcomes.  With two acute provider trusts in the city, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, there are challenges brought about by fragmentation and duplication of services with a need to improve health outcomes for our population which the consultant bodies of both Trusts believe can only be addressed through merging the two organisations.

The aim of the merger, planned for 1 October 2019, is to bring together the two trusts - their clinicians and a unified governance framework - to deliver high quality healthcare for patients across the city of Liverpool.  A Full Business Case is currently in the final stages of development and will be considered by the Trust Boards in March 2019. 

In line with NHS Improvement Guidance, the two Trusts are seeking to appoint a Chair for the Interim Board which will lead the governance of the transaction.  The non-executive Chair will play a pivotal role in the merged Trust’s strategic leadership agenda.  It is essential that the Chair is able to represent the merged Trust within an environment of complex change and significant operational pressures.  This demands experience of managing complex stakeholder relationships as well as a high level of personal credibility.  We are seeking a strategic thinker with a natural ability to inspire others and with extensive leadership experience, gained at a senior level within large complex organisations. 

Candidates must reside in the North West of England and be eligible to be a Foundation Trust member. It is intended that the interim board becomes the substantive board of the merged organisation, subject to ratification by the new organisation's Council of Governors.  

Closing date9am 1 March 2019
Stakeholder SessionMonday 11th March at 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Final Panel InterviewMonday 11 March
How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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Contact details
Robin Staveley: 0113 205 6283

Michelle Shirley: 0113 205 6295