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Independent Chair

Job Reference: 201-19-455

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Dependent upon experience

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about our Trust please click on the Trust's further link on this webpage.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644. After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to "Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Heath and Care System

Functional relationships: System Health and Care Leadership Group; NHSE/I


  • Show independent, even-handed leadership
  • Be instrumental in the design and development of future governance and accountability mechanisms for the system
  • To co-ordinate the inspirational leadership and management of innovative change
  • To lead the development and implementation of the existing ICS strategy
  • With system leaders to integrate local and national government initiatives
  • To communicate the outcomes widely throughout the county system and beyond




To help the Health and Care Leadership Group create, implement and embed an Integrated Care System across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.





  • Lead and chair the ICS Leadership Group
  • Aid the Leadership Group to set the overall strategy and vision for the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly ICS
  • Direct, support and aid the implementation of the agreed ICS plan
  • Chair the Transformation Board


Support the evolving ICS to

  • Focus upon the interests of people and communities of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Be effective and focused on key responsibilities
  • Promote a culture of openness and transparency, including wider engagement as appropriate.
  • Ensure constructive relationships with value-based behaviours
  • Ensure the ICS strategy is implemented in line with agreed plans and with clear outcomes and benefits for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Lead the discussion and the development of a unified accountability framework, including financial accountability
  • Focus upon engagement by partners with the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • Develop a robust system of governance

Applications should be made by submitting a full CV, with a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4.

Your supporting statement should give evidence of how you meet the requirements of the person specification relating to the role for which you are applying.

Please see attachments for further information about this vacancy.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Barbara Vann


Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

01208 834615

Julian German


Cornwall Council

Mari McLean


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

01872 252263

Iain Chorlton


Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group

01726 627797/01726 627942



To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund to support CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust also brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Free access to individual RCNi portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Multiple flexible working options

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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