Chair in Common

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust, Chair in Common

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair two neighbouring organisations, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) and Barts Health NHS Trust (Barts Health)

The two trusts between them employ over 24,000 staff and have a collective turnover of more than £2.2bn, which make them major players regionally and nationally, as well as key partners in the Integrated Care System (ICS) of north east London (NEL), alongside Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the two mental health providers, ELFT and NELFT.  It will take time to change behaviours and ways of working, and this post is pivotal to establishing a new culture, extending the concept of larger clinical teams that work closely to promote better healthcare for people living in north east London.

This is one of several Co-Chair appointments between trusts in London and signals the commencement of a much closer, collaborative working arrangement between Barts Health and BHRUT.

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of north east London and neighbouring boroughs and counties. Applicants should live in or have a strong connection to a community within North East London. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to your community.

Hunter Healthcare are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian on 07939 250362 or email

To request a candidate information pack and for general enquiries, please contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing quoting reference L2352 in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2021 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held in London on 9 July 2021. Shortlisted candidates will also be invited to meet some of the Trust’s key stakeholders prior to the interview date.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from local black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and people with disabilities, who we know are all under-represented in these important roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

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Date Event
15 June 2021 Closing date