South London and Maudsley is a complex and busy mental health trust serving diverse and vibrant local communities. We provide the widest range of NHS mental health services in the UK and services for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. As well as serving the communities of south London, we provide over 50 specialist services for children and adults across the UK including a Mother and Baby Unit, Eating Disorders, National Psychosis Unit and National Autism Unit.

The Trust is rated overall ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission. Our aim is to be a leader in improving health and wellbeing - locally, nationally and globally.

We are an organisation fuelled by people and their passion for mental health. Our vision is to improve the lives of the people and communities we service and to promote mental health and wellbeing for all.

The Board’s continued focus is to lead and support the trust’s 4,800 staff to deliver this vision and provide excellent care with pride and compassion. We believe that the wellbeing and happiness of our workforce is the key to creating a caring environment.

Our organisational structure includes Clinical Academic Groups, designed to make the best use of our strengths and enhance outcome and quality by bringing together benefits from research, education and training, specialist service expertise and local service provision.

We work closely with our academic partner and with industry to deliver world class research. We are the only mental health trust in the UK to have our own NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and are rated the leading research institute for mental health worldwide.

We are embarking on ambitious £450m estates modernisation programme for our four hospital sites and 92 community premises over the next 13 years. Within the next three years, we will be delivering the first global children’s institute for mental health; a centre for translational informatics and a state of the art inpatient unit on the Maudsley hospital site.

There have been various new appointments to the Board, both executive and non-executive, over the last 4 years. It is a strong, capable and high-performing team.

We are now looking to recruit a new NED as part of the standard process of board refreshment. We are looking for an established board-level clinical or operational leader in Mental Health, with a strong understanding of the provision of mental health services, to complement the strengths and expertise of the existing leadership team

We look forward to hearing from you, and to answering any questions you may have.

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