Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust (RSFT) is a clinically-led NHS trust focused on providing world-class, joined-up care for the communities we serve; bridging the gap between hospital and community services. Moving beyond our immediate geographical boundaries of Guildford and Waveney, our cancer centre provides diagnosis and treatment to patients across the wider Surrey region and has been recognised as one of the UK’s leading centres.

Our Board is an inclusive and collegiate space, where colleagues support and also challenge each other to deliver better outcomes and experiences for our staff and patients and we see ourselves as very much a learning organisation – keen to continuously improve through innovation, research and development.

After two successful terms of office our current Chair, Sue Sjuve, has decided to step down and we are welcoming applications from new, experienced and inspirational candidates. Our priority is to find an individual who can work across all levels of the organisation as a collaborative and passionate partner and leader.

Naturally we cannot achieve everything we wish to in isolation. We have been working as part of a very mature Integrated Care System – Surrey Heartlands – for many years. We are well advanced in collaborative working and highly committed to making improvements for our patients and communities – the reason we all come to work and do our best every day.

The role of Chair at the Royal Surrey is an exciting one with numerous opportunities to get involved in areas that interest you, right across Surrey Heartlands. There is no escaping that it is a challenging time in the NHS and this role will require empathy, emotional intelligence, coupled with the inevitable requirements for resilience and a good sense of humour.

To learn more please speak to our recruitment partners, Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at

For further information please click here for the candidate information pack


Date Event
17th October Closing Date
3rd November Shortlisting
29th November Stakeholder Panel
29th November Interview Panel