Since its inception in 2011, Bromley Healthcare has aimed to be the best community care provider, striving for the provision and delivery of caring, safe and effective services to local people, either within homes or the wider community. Services range from helping new parents to care for new born children to supporting the elderly to continue living at home as long as they can, with therapy services, health visiting, district nursing, school nursing and specialist nursing.
Bromley Healthcare was established as an employee owned social enterprise spun out of the NHS. Today it employs over 1,000 permanent staff with 500 staff on bank, which includes nurses, therapists, and health professionals who deliver 35 services making 500,000 patient contacts each year. Their success can be measured by the feedback it receives from its patients. 98% of patients were either likely or extremely likely to recommend our services to others. This was the best patient result in London and the joint second nationally.
The last 9 years at Bromley Healthcare have delivered a successful, people focused, tech-led narrative which is rare within the NHS, and now it is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as Chair for whom its operational and strategic success, as well as the welfare of its patients and staff will be paramount. This individual will need to be a sophisticated leader and influencer, with the ability to engage with commercial and public sector stakeholders, and especially those working across the patch to ensure that Bromley continues to sustain its reputation for successful, joined up working.
This is an opportunity to join a positively thriving social enterprise, which puts its people and its patients at the heart of its culture and its success. The Chair of Bromley Healthcare will work closely with the Chief Executive to lead strategically, with the values of Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment front and centre of their priorities. There are many exciting business opportunities that the next Chair will help to drive forward, including the acquisition of a domiciliary care business, which will further broaden Bromley Healthcare’s scope for providing much needed joined up care in the community.
The role comes at a critical moment for the NHS long term plan, where technology is at the forefront of priorities for the majority of organisations in the healthcare sector. The national focus on integration, technology, and joined up working chimes very much with what has been achieved at Bromley over the last decade. Bromley now has access to the same patient records as its users’ GP services, and having produced joined up data is now in a position to enable joined up care, collaboration, and research.
Chair meetings take place on a bi-monthly basis. Current Chair remuneration is in the range of £48,450 per annum. Remuneration is reviewed annually in line with overall staff pay. The Chair will need to be prepared to give a total of 2 – 3 days a week.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Bromley Healthcare on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference TAHAMA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon Wednesday 18 December 2019.