Executive Recruitment

What’s special about working at Airedale, and what are we looking for in a new CEO? We asked our staff to share their views:



Welcome from Andrew Gold, Chair [Video]

Thank you for your interest in joining our organisation.

I am proud to be the chair of this Trust which is an anchor institution for our local community. We are a values-based Trust with our people and our patients at the heart of everything we do. As such we are seeking an individual who aligns with our values and who has the vision, compassion, energy, and resilience to lead the Trust in the face of unprecedented change and challenge within the NHS.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning hospital and community services trust with a workforce of over 3,500 and 350 committed volunteers serving a population of over 200,000 people across West and North Yorkshire as well as East Lancashire.  We are committed to working with our partners and our community to put patient and population needs first, and provide excellent, innovative, efficient, and diverse services which deliver safe, high quality care. 

At this time of transformational change in the delivery of health and care services, and as we continue to respond and adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our new Chief Executive will build on our strong foundations in quality and financial performance and a track record of effective engagement with our colleagues and our partners across the health care economy. 

We are also well advanced in the development of proposals for a new health and care facility on our main hospital site. The new building would propel the organisation towards our net zero ambition and enable greater sustainability, providing a lasting legacy for future generations of our population to be proud of. 

I hope you enjoy learning more about the organisation and hearing from colleagues what it means to them to work here.

If you like what you see and hear about this exciting opportunity and share our vision and ambition, then I encourage you to contact Michelle Shirley or Emma Pickup of Gatenby Sanderson on 07384 253021 for an initial conversation.

I look forward to meeting you through the process.

With kindest regards,

Andrew Gold
Chair of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust