Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCH) and Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust (DHC) are both hugely excited to be creating a joint leadership model that we believe will improve the delivery of care to our local communities.

We are now looking to appoint a joint Chair who, alongside the recently appointed joint CEO, will help simplify decision-making, increase integration and improve the quality of care and outcomes for the people we serve, going beyond site and service boundaries.

It’s a big job which needs an experienced, visible leader who’ll bring energy, drive and a fresh perspective to the design of our strategic ambitions and priorities working with the boards, councils of governors and executive leadership teams across our two organisations.

Your strong track record in leading and delivering a strategic vision and aims and ability to listen, inspire and influence will be central to the way you approach this.

Put simply, we’re looking for an outstanding Chair who is compassionate, inclusive, creative and committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our people and communities.

To learn more please visit our campaign microsite

Or contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at


Date Event
17 February 2023 Closing Date
w/c 20 & 27 February 2023 Longlisting
10 March 2023 Shortlisting
28 March 2023 Stakeholder Sessions
30 March 2023 Interviews