East London NHS Foundation Trust


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    £63,680 per annum - 3 days per week average

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 March 2020

  • Client

    East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe59820

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is improving the quality of life of all we serve. We work hand in hand with our patients, communities and partners to ensure that we provide responsive and effective support so that they can fulfil their potential.

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September 2016 and again in June 2018, ELFT is financially robust and an active system leader, both locally and nationally. We are a Trust that values people – from those who access our services to those who deliver them.  We are highly regarded internationally for the way we champion People Participation in all aspects of our work including co-production, as well as for our ambitious quality improvement programme, which has transformed the culture of the Trust and the way we work with our staff. We believe firmly that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have embarked on a new ambition which will ensure that we will maintain our high quality of service delivery whilst becoming a lead provider of integrated care; we will continue to improve the health and wellbeing, quality and value for the people we serve as well as the experience of our staff. Following the appointment of our current Chair Marie Gabriel to the role of independent Chair of North East London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), we are seeking an exceptional individual to lead and support ELFT in the next phase of its development, ensuring a continued focus on, and commitment to, people participation, quality improvement and innovation.

As Chair you will be an experienced and talented leader who will add value to the breadth of experience already present throughout our strong, vibrant and forward thinking Board of Directors and Council of Governors. With a track record of driving impactful transformational change and improvement, sound judgement and a clear understanding of governance, as Chair you will be able to demonstrate in all that you do and say, a fundamental commitment to public service values and a collegiate approach to decision making.

Our Chair will be an ambassador for the Trust, supporting and enhancing the organisation’s role as a system leader, therefore playing a strong leadership role internally and externally with partners, across the system, nationally and internationally.  As Chair you will be a bold and creative thinker, independent in judgement and willing to make brave decisions after assessing risk.

If you consider yourself to be a people person - able to inspire others and harness the talents of those around you through an approach which is naturally curious and encouraging of positive challenge, we would be keen to receive your application.

We are proud that our Board is one of the most diverse in the NHS and understand the benefits this brings to the quality of services and effective decision making. We therefore actively encourage applications that will assist us in maintaining that diversity.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. Preference will be given to candidates who live in or near areas to which the Trust provides services.

Closing dateMonday 16th March 2020
Preliminary interviewsWednesday 31st March 2020
Final panelTuesday 21st April 2020

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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Jim Canning: 020 7426 3985