Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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    £42,500 per annum - circa 3 days per week

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    Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • Improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities by working in partnership and creating opportunities for our citizens.
  • Provide safe, high quality, timely and compassionate care and support, in local communities wherever possible, and informed by experience of people who use services.
  • Make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a great place to work in health and social care.
  • Working efficiently so health and care funding give maximum benefits.
  • Create the underpinning infrastructure and capabilities that are critical to delivering high quality care and support.

We’re recruiting a chair to provide high-level leadership to our board of directors and council of governors, a leader who shares person centred values and has a passion for continuous improvement.

Providing community, mental health, dementia and learning disabilities services to the half a million people who live locally and a similar number of visitors in summer, the role of chair won’t be without its challenges.

It has already been a tough 16 months for the NHS, and it’s been no different here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Of course, being Great Britain’s most southerly peninsula with our small, rural and diverse communities makes us unique. If you don’t already live here, we can also offer sun, sea, arts, culture, world class food, and quite a bit of Cornish mizzle.

So, if you’re a proven leader, who upholds the highest standards of integrity and probity, have a track record of corporate governance compliance, and want to be part of a 4,000 strong team of passionate, innovative individuals we’d like to hear from you.

For further information click on 'Continue to full details' below. For a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Shearer of GatenbySanderson on 07785 616548 or at

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 25th October 2021

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
1st and 2nd November 2021

Stakeholder Assessment & Final Panel Interviews
Friday 12th November 2021

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.

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.


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