Chair - Liverpool Health Partners

We are the Academic Health Science System for Cheshire and Merseyside, focused on creating a leading national and global network, where world-class research, teaching and clinical practice are brought together to improve patient care for the local communities we serve, people across the UK, and beyond.

We provide a formal framework for strategic partnership between the NHS and Higher Education sector – helping individual organisations to achieve what they cannot do alone. By working collaboratively, we are creating a greater opportunity to deliver more high-quality research through the development of an agreed research agenda, extended collaborations, greater capacity, and access to shared resources. Combined with a clear focus on implementation into clinical practice, we ensure that patients and the public get the benefit as soon as possible.

There is massive potential in Liverpool and beyond. Our Covid-19 response is just one example of what we can achieve when our system works together with the smart use of existing infrastructures. Our ambition is to build on what is ‘good’ to become ‘great’, ensuring we make a genuine difference to our citizens by bringing the outputs of academic excellence to the frontline.

Our Chair will need to be an ambassador for LHP, collaborating and engaging with diverse stakeholders about our future, articulating the vision of how we fit into the wider system and firmly establishing us in the Liverpool City Region with the ambition to grow and have bigger influence across Cheshire and Merseyside. Working across health and social care, the Chair will develop our connections with secondary and tertiary care, looking towards primary care and the voluntary sector in the future.

Our Chair will recognise our considerable potential, be a real advocate for what we have to offer and represent the Partnership effectively on a national stage. A visible and high-profile collaborator, you will be capable of engaging senior people across all partners, bringing out their strengths and making the most of all opportunities in the system. You will build harmony and further embed a ‘one team’ approach to the Partnership by adopting an inclusive approach that ensures equal engagement between LHP partners. You will be able to cope with and thrive on difference, and have the confidence to make difficult decisions, acting without fear or favour, to keep us moving forward.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our recruitment partners, Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian, at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or to arrange a confidential discussion.


Download candidate pack here 


Date Event
22nd Jan 2021 Application closing date