Joint Chair

North Tees and Hartlepool and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts are looking to appoint a Joint Chair to help lead our two Trusts together in the next steps of our journey to provide outstanding health and care for the people of the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire.  This unique, challenging and exciting role represents a pivotal moment in the history of both organisations, at a time when collaboration and integration is now firmly the way forward nationally, in delivering population health and care.

We know that to meet the challenges we face we need to recruit an exceptional and astute Joint Chair: someone with an empathy for our region and who is passionate about serving the interests of the public in the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire. We need an inspirational, astute and talented leader with the fortitude and skills to manage the complexity of this role, demonstrable experience of partnership working, and who is able to work with the Boards and Councils of Governors effectively to steer our organisations in a way that achieves our shared vision.

The Joint Chair, leading the Boards of both Trusts and the Joint Strategy Board in this new partnership, will enable both Trusts to harness the strengths of each other and, where appropriate, share resources, innovation and leadership for the benefit of our population.

While each Trust has a different history, culture and range of services, both organisations are values-driven and have truly incredible and passionate staff who already collaborate in many areas to deliver high quality, safe acute and community care.

Through the development of the ICS – and more locally the Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) – as key partners, we will help change the way in which health and care are delivered in response to increased demand for services, serving both urban and rural populations. Collectively, our aim is continually to improve and to deliver safe and high-quality care more effectively and efficiently, transforming the local health and care systems and working in partnership to connect people, services and voluntary groups to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

The successful candidate will be a visible, authentic and accessible leader with a genuine commitment to building and nurturing an organisational culture that celebrates compassionate care, embraces diversity and operates at all levels in a way that is transparent, respectful and inclusive. This is an exciting time to be part of our journey together.

If you would like to have a confidential discussion and hear more about this exceptional opportunity, please contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at our recruitment partners, Hunter Healthcare by email: or phone: 07939 250362. We look forward to hearing from you

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Date Event
24/05/2021 Application closing date