Executive Recruitment

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and the opportunity to become our new Chief Executive.  A very warm welcome to our dedicated recruitment microsite where I hope you will enjoy discovering more about our Trust and this exceptional role. 

As Chair of the Trust, I am extremely proud of the dedication of our talented colleagues who consistently perform within the top 10 Trusts in the country and who are committed to continuous improvement.  We are nationally recognised as leaders in digital enablement and for our focus on reducing health inequalities in our local communities.

Our outgoing Chief Executive, Dr Owen Williams OBE has been an outstanding leader in the Trust and in our local and regional systems for the last nine years.  He is moving on to lead the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group in Greater Manchester and we wish him well.  This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the strong foundations that Owen leaves and make your mark at a transformational time for the Trust.  With work commencing on a capital programme of almost £200m to support the reconfiguration of services across our two sites, and as we continue to play a central and collaborative role within the Integrated Care System; there are fantastic opportunities to make a lasting impact on the wellbeing of our communities, our colleagues, and the environments in which we live and work.

Of course, we also face some significant challenges as we recover our services from the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic and tackle the health inequalities that the Pandemic has further highlighted.  We are also absolutely committed to supporting our colleagues who have worked tirelessly and selflessly through this period and their wellbeing is our priority.  Our ‘One Culture of Care’ is well embedded in the Trust and this would be a great place for you to work and develop. 

We are seeking a compassionate and visionary leader who will share and shape our priorities as we deliver an ambitious 10 year strategy.  An experienced or aspiring Chief Executive; you will inspire and support our talented and cohesive Executive team and our 6,000 dedicated colleagues.  Your experience of leading transformational change will be essential, and we are keen to hear from those who share our passion for the possibilities of digital innovation,  for tackling health inequalities and serving our communities as an active Anchor institution. We are an organisation already known for strong collaboration and we hope you will share our excitement for leading our future development as we progress as a key partner within a mature Integrated Care System.

I hope you are interested to find out more and I do encourage you to read further on this site and contact our partners Richard Murphy, Michelle Shirley or Emma Pickup of GatenbySanderson on 07393 013 067 for a confidential discussion.

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Yours faithfully

Philip Lewer

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