Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£47,100 per annum for a time commitment of 2-3 days a week
Closing date:
9am Wednesday 7th August 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
9am Wednesday 7th August 2024
Preliminary Interviews (via Teams With GatenbySanderson)
w/c 19th August 2024
Final Selection Process
w/c 9th September 2024 (exact date TBC)

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At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust we provide high quality, personalised, acute, elective, specialist and community care for a population of over 200,000 people from a widespread area within Yorkshire and Lancashire. We employ over 2,000 dedicated staff and have over 350 volunteers providing services from our main hospital site, Airedale hospital, and at other locations across our communities. Ultimately, what makes Airedale special is our people. Not just our staff, but our Governors, volunteers, patients, visitors, and wider population who make up the Airedale family. We sit at the heart of our community, and our communities are very proud of their Trust.


These are exciting times with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to design and build a completely new hospital here on our Steeton site by 2030.  By joining us you’ll play a part in this journey to develop a state-of-the-art, modern healthcare facility. We are also introducing a new electronic patient record, part of our wider ambition for our digital future – a future that builds on our significant reputation for success in telemedicine and digital care.


Following six successful years, our Chair will be stepping down in September and we are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead our Board and Council of Governors during a critical time for our Trust and the transformation of health and care services in Bradford District and Craven.  Our ambition is to have thriving people and healthy communities and we play a key role within Bradford District and Craven Place and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Integrated Care System.  Our new Chair will be a highly collaborative and influential leader capable of forging strong partnerships and able to enthuse and persuade others to embrace changes and integration in healthcare provision.


We are looking for an outstanding, visible and values-driven leader with extensive senior Board level experience in complex, regulated and person-centred environments; comfortable in operating at scale.  You will be passionate about leading our Council of Governors and Board of Directors; will show a strong commitment to our diverse local communities and quickly impact with credibility with a range of partners.  Your strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion will be critical and you will hold the interests of patients and the wellbeing of our staff and communities at the heart of your leadership.


To learn more about us and this exceptional role, please visit our dedicated microsite: https://join-airedale.co.uk/


Or, for a confidential discussion please contact:

Carmel Bell, Associate Researcher

E: carmel.bell@gatenbysanderson.com

T: +44 (0) 7917 826639


Emily Smith, Delivery Consultant

E: emily.smith@gatenbysanderson.com

T: +44 (0) 7442 440 487


Emma Pickup, Partner

E: emma.pickup@gatenbysanderson.com

T: +44 (0) 7590 225 470


At Airedale, we are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from people from minority ethnic communities, people with disabilities/long term health conditions, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people from all protected categories. Our appointments are made on merit.

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How to Apply

  • Please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.
  • A completed fit and proper person form – the template can be downloaded from the same place as the job description.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • You should provide the names, positions, organisations, and contact details for your referees, which must be your line managers and include your current and most recent employer. The referees should cover at least two roles as the minimum. Please note, should you be appointed, you will be required to provide references covering your last 6 years of employment as per the new NHS Fit and Proper Person regulations. Where there have been gaps in employment, this six year period will be extended accordingly. Referees will only be contacted for those proceeding to the final stage - we will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
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