Executive Recruitment


Thank you for your interest in joining the Board at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.   I hope the information here helps you learn more about our organisation, these critical Non-Executive Director roles, our achievements, challenges, ambitions, and values.

This is an exciting time to join Pennine Care.  Over the last three years, we have developed a clear new strategy for the organisation; so you would be joining at the point in our journey where we have made some significant changes to our portfolio, focussing on what we do best and building on our roots in our diverse communities to maximise people’s potential.  We want to make a real difference to people who experience mental health difficulties and/or who have learning disabilities by providing high quality care both in hospital and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester – Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we deliver our services and has continued to accelerated our collaborative work with partners across the devolved system of the Greater Manchester.  We know the pandemic has also had a significant impact on the mental wellbeing of our populations and the need for our services will increase.  We are committed to ‘building back better’ as we find innovative ways to transform the delivery of our services to improve the health and wellbeing of our populations and the experience of our staff. We have an important role as a partner in the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System; raising the profile and importance of mental health and learning disability services, reducing stigma, and supporting our people - staff, service users and carers - to fulfil their potential.

At this critical time, we are looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to our Board of Directors to bring independent perspectives in addition to complementary skills and experience. We welcome fresh perspectives and recognise this experience may come from people-focused organisations in the voluntary, community or social enterprise sectors, the public or the private sector.  For one of the NED appointments, we require a qualified clinician with Board level or equivalent leadership experience and an understanding of mental health and learning disabilities services, whilst for the other we are seeking an individual who has previous NED experience in the NHS or related environments and could confidently take on the Senior Independent Director role on our Board. These posts would both benefit from candidates who have experience of working at board level in complex organisations.

We are seeking leaders who are innovative, can adapt to changing circumstances and add value in an environment with significant organisational and system uncertainty and complexity. Focused on ensuring high quality services, our NEDs bring our values to life, promote the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance, ensuring that quality, finance, and operational demands are held in balance.

For both roles we want to attract candidates who understand what it means to be truly inclusive, who have empathy for the experience of our service users and carers along with an ability to engage with our dedicated staff, Governors and members, keeping the patient perspective at the forefront of decision-making. At the forefront of our approach is our desire to tackle discrimination in all its forms. 

I do encourage you to read more and contact our advisors at GatenbySanderson; David Heaton or Emma Pickup on 0113 205 6094.

I look forward to meeting you during the process.

Best wishes

Evelyn Asante-Mensah
Chair of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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