Independent Chair

Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) is a collaboration of public NHS and council social care commissioners and providers across Birmingham and Solihull, working with partners in the voluntary, community and independent sectors to find the most effective ways to manage the health and care needs of our population, within available resources, and provide high quality, sustainable care for the future.

We want to help our people to help themselves to live long, happy and independent lives; supporting everybody, at every stage of life, to develop the physical and emotional resilience to cope with stress and illness and recover from setbacks. Seeing everybody in our diverse communities as equal, we place particular emphasis on supporting our most disadvantaged people, wherever they are and whatever their needs may be.

Birmingham is a vibrant city: the most youthful core city in Europe and the UK’s second biggest metro economy. We are partnered with the borough of Solihull, which is a leading driver of economic growth in the region and ranked one of the best places to live in the UK with a green, high-quality environment. We are a place that attracts talent from around the world, as well as developing our own. A place of creativity, connectivity and culture. A place of knowledge, know-how and education, with six universities in one city. A place with a legacy and a future in sporting excellence. A place with fast new transport links and technological possibilities. A place that led the way in the industrial age and will do so again in the digital era. Innovative, inventive and international. A place for economic growth and social mobility. Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.

We are looking to appoint an independent Chair to lead our STP; establishing effective governance arrangements and supporting the implementation of the NHS Long-Term Plan. STPs are not statutory organisations, so our new Chair will need to be comfortable operating in an environment with an above average element of ambiguity. In addition, s/he will need to have developed excellent influencing and communication skills and demonstrate a high degree of political awareness and emotional intelligence. Beyond this s/he will need to be experienced in the workings of Boards of large, complex organisations and bring personal credibility within their own profession as well as an openness to engage with a wide range of other stakeholders.


Date Event
30th March Application Deadline
w/c 20th or 27th April Interviews and Selection Events