Local NHS Trust seeks new Chair

Published on: 15th October 2020

After nearly six successful years in office Paul Devlin, Chair of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will reach his maximum term of office in April 2021 and the Trust is seeking a high calibre replacement.

This demanding yet rewarding position will offer a real opportunity to make a difference to people in Lincolnshire, particularly in local mental health and learning disability services.

The Trust is looking for someone with substantial senior or board level experience, in a complex organisation, who has a passion for providing outstanding care for the Trust’s service users and carers.

The Chair provides leadership to both the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors and ensures high standards of governance across all Trust activities. They also lead the organisation in strengthening the positive relationships with the local community and stakeholders.

Trust Lead Governor, Pauline Mountain, said:

“Paul is a well-respected and valued member of our Board of Directors and has led the Trust on its continuous quality improvement journey over the last few years, enabling the Trust to be rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and outstanding for well-led. He will be sorely missed, but we wish him all the best for the future and in his role as Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

"Our new Chair will join an enthusiastic Board, one that is keen to take on new challenges, and is fully committed to providing the very best care for our local community.

“This is a unique opportunity for the right person to use their talent and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Lincolnshire and beyond.”

To be eligible for the role, candidates must qualify to be a member of the Trust and applications are open until 29 November 2020. The Trust plans to make an appointment early in the new year with the new Chair taking up the role from 1 May 2021.

To find out more about the role and download the application pack use this link or call Peter Howie, Trust Secretary on 01522 309196 or email: peter.howie@nhs.net