Lincolnshire hospital trust begins search for new chairman

Candidates are being sought for the position of chairman at the trust which runs Lincolnshire’s hospitals.

The current chairman at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust Ron Buchanan is retiring in March after two years in the role.

His successor will be required to work two to three days a week, plus occasional evening engagement, and will receive a salary of £40,000 per year.

The chairman will be expected to provide the leadership needed to secure improved healthcare services for patients and the local community in Lincolnshire.

Candidates will require leadership and financial skills, as well as an awareness of the challenges facing NHS trusts.

As previously reported, ULHT recorded a deficit of £21.679 million for the period April 1 to July 31 2015, a position which is £7.825 million worse than the planned figures at this point in the year.

A spokesperson for ULHT said: “This is a unique opportunity for a leader to share their talents and expertise to help transform the trust and make a positive difference to the lives of people in Lincolnshire.”

To register an interest and request an information pack please contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or leslie.horn@nhs.net

The NHS Leadership Academy are helping to identify potential candidates. For a confidential discussion about the role, contact Robert Wright on 0113 322 5675 or email robert.wright@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk

For an informal and confidential discussion with ULHT’s Acting Chief Executive, Kevin Turner, contact 01522 573977.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11am on January 4, 2016.

Candidates should forward their completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net