14 February 2020

We are seeking an experienced and talented individual who will add value to our strong, vibrant and forward thinking Board and who has experience and a strong interest in frontline quality and quality improvement.

You will need sound judgement and possess a clear understanding of governance along with a commitment to public service values and a collegiate approach. It is essential that candidates have worked at a senior level in a large, complex organisation, and are able to make a distinct contribution to the strategic direction and future success of ELFT.

Ambition to Improve
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.

Driver for Change
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.

Independent Mind
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.

For further information click on the Apply button below  and to discuss the roles and your suitability, call Melanie Shearer of GatenbySanderson on 07785 616 548.

• Closing date:   9 March 2020 
• Final Interviews:  21 April 2020

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

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