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Chief Executive

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Very Senior Manager
Closing date
26 Nov 2021

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John Lawlor OBE is retiring as the Chief Executive of this twice rated Outstanding Trust on the 31st of January 2022.

If you can answer the following questions positively, please  contact Ken Jarrold CBE, Chair of the Council of Governors and Board of Directors and John Lawlor to discuss the role.

- Do you keep service users and carers at the centre of all   you do and, in your mind, and heart?

- Are you committed to good relationships with the Governors, members of the Board and our colleagues of every profession and occupation?

- Can you lead and manage, support others to manage and encourage leadership throughout the Trust?

- Do you understand that CNTW cannot deliver for the people we serve on our own and that relationships with       Local Government, Primary Care Networks, the Third Sector and all our partners are fundamental to all we do?

- Can you fulfil the role of the Accountable Officer of a Statutory organisation and play a full part in the work of the   Integrated Care System?

- Can you work with our Staff Networks and all our colleagues to progress the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion  agenda and combat discrimination of any kind?

- Will you do your best to live the values of CNTW – caring  and compassionate, respectful, honest and transparent?

If you can answer these questions positively, you could be our next Chief Executive.

If you would like to know more about this fantastic opportunity, please read the attached "CEO Recruitment Pack 2021" for further details.

The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrable track record of working at Chief Executive or Executive Director level leadership in healthcare.

Should you be interested in this role and would like to have an informal discussion with Ken Jarrold, Chairman or John Lawlor, Chief Executive, please contact Debbie Henderson, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications at

If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Jim Canning, Michelle Shirley or Robin        Staveley on 020 7426 3985 or via email:

Closing date for applications: Midnight Friday 26 November 2021

Interviews will be held on Thursday 16th & Friday 17th December 2021. 


Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria.

We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year.

We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

As an Organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances, and are particularly keen to receive applications from:

  • people from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
  • disabled people whether their impairments are physical, sensory, cognitive or hidden.
  • those who have lost their employment during this pandemic or who have been out of work for a period.

We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives including a dedicated website, Thrive - which promotes our supportive and inclusive approach to staff health and wellbeing, career development and benefits.

We have achieved the Better Health at Work award and Investors in People accreditation and we are proud to be recognaized as a mindful employer.

The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites.



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0191 246 6800
St. Nicholas Hospital
Jubilee Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
ne3 3xt
United Kingdom
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