Chair Recruitment
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Hull & Grimsby
Closing date:
11th October
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9AM Monday 11th October 2021
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 18th October 2021
Stakeholder Sessions & Final Panel Interviews
Monday 1st November 2021

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Serving a combined population of well over 1.2 million people, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) deliver a range of acute, community and specialist services to the populations of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. With a combined turnover of over £1.1 billion, they employ over 16,000 staff in total, and have a firm commitment to working in partnership with each other.

NLaG’s 6,800 staff deliver services from 3 major hospitals, as well as a range of services in the community, and the Trust continues to make progress on its improvement journey. Set to embark on an £130 million capital funding programme to overhaul their estate, they are currently building two new A&Es, investing £40 million in a greener future, and investing in critical infrastructure such as diagnostics.

With 9,600 staff, HUTH deliver a range of secondary care services to over 600,000 people, with specialist services being provided to almost 1.25million people. With a strong research and innovation agenda, they have an aspiration to be a research centre of excellence, and are proud of their strong links to Hull University.

Both organisations have ambitious plans for their local communities, and we are committed to delivering more together for the populations we serve. There have been a variety of impressive joint projects in recent years, ranging from the delivery of the Humber Acute Service programme, through to the joint capital bid for £700 million investment in their combined estates.

The joint Chair appointment reflects this partnership and drive for collaboration, harnessing the best of both organisations to drive innovation and efficiencies to improve outcomes for patients across the region. It allows us to work towards one vision, a vision to provide the best possible care together across the whole of the Humber region, improving the sustainability of services and providing greater service capacity.

Working with both Chief Executives, the joint Chair will identify opportunities for sharing best practice and innovation, creating new clinical pathways and the delivery of integrated non-clinical services. Chairing each Trust’s board separately, they will form the common link bridging the two organisations, ensuring that all joint working is underpinned with robust governance and an effective shared vision.

If you are an experienced and collaborative board leader, able to match our drive and determination to improve outcomes for local populations across the region, then we would love to hear from you. 

Further info

For an informal conversation about the post please contact Jim Canning or Robin Staveley, of GatenbySanderson, by calling 07384 113 158 or via email

For general enquiries contact Miriam Walker at NHS England / NHS Improvement on  0300 123 2059 or by emailing

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults. Your references will be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
  • confirm your preferred email and telephone contact details

This information should be emailed to quoting reference N2384 in the subject line.

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