Joint Chair sought for NHS Trusts

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust are seeking a leader with significant experience of building alliances and successful relationships to Chair the Board of Directors and Governors Council.

The role offers a unique opportunity to take a key leadership role influencing the planning and delivery of services to the communities served by the two NHS Trusts. Crucially, it also offers the opportunity to ensure that the care and support provided to patients continues to be of the highest quality in Cumbria.

This year the two Trusts begun looking at ways to formally to join together to form a single NHS provider organisation and appointing a new joint Chair is the next step in this process.

Stephen Eames, Chief Executive, said:

“The role of Chair is crucial to the ability of our Boards, Governors Council and Executive Teams to deliver the leadership each organisation needs to fulfil its potential. We are looking for someone who can help shape our future and be both an influencer and ambassador for the two Trusts with our stakeholders and across our communities. To do this, you will need to have a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated and innovative workforce as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including our governors, patients and communities. This is an interesting yet challenging position which will play to your strengths and experience at Board level.”

More information about the vacancy is available at: 

The terms of office of Robin Talbot, Chair of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Gina Tiller, Chair of North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust will end in March 2019.  We expect the newly appointed joint chair to be in post during Spring 2019.

For further information, please contact Daniel Scheffer, Company Secretary at Daniel.Scheffer@cumbria.nhs.uk.