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Chair in Common Role

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Thank you for your interest in applying for the position of Chair in Common to Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key leadership role in two high performing NHS Trusts providing all age mental health, specialist learning disability and universal children services, across the Black Country.  

Over the past year, both Trusts have been working closely together and with the support of our clinicians are now looking to merge as one by Spring 2020. 

Appointing a Chair in Common to lead both boards through the merger process and beyond will ensure we are guided by a shared ambition to bring care closer to home for the communities we serve and improve outcomes for our patients.

The Chair will lead both Boards through the transition and will be the Chair of the Foundation Trust post merger and importantly lead the development of a culture that inspires our staff for the benefit of those we serve.

We are looking for someone who will lead the Boards in delivering the merger and who will be an influencer and ambassador for the Trusts and the services they provide within our communities and in the wider health community.  You will need to have a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated and innovative workforce, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including our Governors to give oversight to the delivery and development of sustainable services in a modern NHS.

If you believe you share our values, have the experience, skills and knowledge required and are committed to our vision then, please do put yourself forward.

We would welcome confidential discussion with potential candidates. These can be arranged by contacting; either Andy Green, Company Secretary, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, at andy.green3@nhs.net or telephone 0121 612 8072, or Paul Lewis-Grundy, Company Secretary, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust at paul.lewis-grundy@nhs.net or telephone 01384 324523. 

Lesley Writtle                          
Chief Executive Officer
Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mark Axcell
Chief Executive Officer
Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust

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