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Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has seven main sites across the North East...

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Our Vision and Values

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Welcome to Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) and thank you for taking an interest in this important role. We are a well-run organisation that delivers outstanding care through a range of mental health, learning disability and neurological care services to the population of the North East.  We are large and complex with a dispersed, highly qualified workforce of over 6,000 who deliver a wide range of services across 60 locations in Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. 

At the heart of all we do is a commitment to developing services that enable and empower our service users to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives.  Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of high quality care and a champion for those we serve.  Our values are to be caring and compassionate, respectful, and honest and transparent.

We are looking for a Chair who shares our values and who can represent all we stand for. Someone who can bring leadership to our Board of Directors and to our Council of Governors. It is a role which demands experience of governance in large and complex organisations, with leadership experience gained at board level. It is also a role which requires you to help us fulfil our vision of championing those we serve. You will need empathy, compassion and the ability to connect with service users, their families and their carers.

We hope this role offers many things: the ability to contribute to an organisation which genuinely changes lives for the better, and the intellectual stimulation of working with an extremely talented and dedicated workforce.  Whatever the reasons for your interest, we hope this website provides an insight into our work, our values and the demands of this role. 

Please contact Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6097 if you want to learn more or for a confidential discussion. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Alexis Cleveland, Acting Chair & John Lawlor, Chief Executive

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