Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust Chair

‘Working with diverse communities to provide outstanding care’

Bradford District Care NHS FT is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, community and learning disability services for all age groups across a diverse district comprising urban and rural Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. We also provide 0-19 services in Wakefield following a successful tender bid.  We look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs and work with individuals, their carers and our partners across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

We employ 3,000 staff who work for us in a variety of community and hospital roles and our care and clinical expertise is spread over 50 sites. We are recognised as a sector leader on mental health initiatives and we are proud to provide a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally.

This appointment comes at an exciting and challenging time. Like all NHS and social care organisations we now need to think differently about how we do things.  We are facing increasing challenges and continued financial pressures but we recognise that the challenges also provide opportunities to drive service improvements, building on our strengths.

Within the context of the NHS Long Term Plan, our Trust has just launched a new strategic framework that sets out our ambitions for the next five years.  This framework reflects the views of our staff, key partners and our local communities, who have all been actively involved in developing our new vision and values, and our long term strategic plan. Everything we do over the next five years, will be focused upon making “Better Lives, Together”

Our current Chair is coming to the end of his term of office and we are seeking a highly accomplished individual to lead the Board through this exciting and challenging journey and help the Trust to realise its ambitions as we actively respond to the changing needs of our community.

Successful candidates will offer outstanding ambassadorial qualities, strong strategic skills and sound knowledge of corporate governance as well as proven experience at board level in a customer-facing organisation of equivalent scale and complexity. Preference will be given to candidates who have strong affinity and connections within Yorkshire and an understanding of its diverse communities.

We are actively committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity.  We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

To find out more, please see for a candidate brief containing application instructions, or contact us quoting the reference 70778.

Closing date for applications is Monday 25th March 2019

Closing date: 25th March 2019 12:00am
Hours: Varies
Salary: £NA
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This job is connected with: Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust