Announcements (Archive)

Yorkshire Ambulance NHS Trust, Chair

NHS England
Appointing Department
NHS Improvement
Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Yorkshire and the Humber
Number of Vacancies
£47,100 pa
Time Requirements
2-3 days a week

Campaign Timeline

  1. Competition Launched


  2. Closed for Applications

    10/01/2023 at 12:00

  3. Longlist Stage and Preliminary interviews

    arranged with GatenbySanderson

  4. Panel Sift


  5. Stakeholder event


  6. Final Interview Date


  7. Announcement

    02/03/2023 at 17:00


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Havenhand as Chair of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2026. His remuneration is £47,100 pa. He has not declared any political activity in the last five years.

Vacancy Description

We are looking for an exceptional leader to chair Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS).

This is an unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the ambulance trust and make a positive difference to your community and across Yorkshire and Humber, and to play an active part in three Integrated Care Systems (Humber and North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire).

YAS covers nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities.  They serve a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber. YAS strives to ensure that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they live.

YAS has a strong track record of innovation and is now progressing a major transformation programme that includes organisational and cultural development to embed devolved clinical leadership, continuous improvement and provide an efficient and effective model of integrated care. This also aims to enhance the Trust’s work with health and care partners across Yorkshire, adapting to the updated legal and regulatory framework for system collaboration.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Yorkshire and Humber and some surrounding areas. Please see the candidate information pack for full details about the role.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Additional Information

  • GatenbySanderson – are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Robin Staveley, Partner and Practice Lead (Health), Niamh Blair and Richard Murphy on 0113 205 6071 or richard.murphy@gatenbysanderson.comPlease also visit Chair – Job | GatenbySanderson for more information
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Rod Barnes, Chief Executive please contact Odette Colgrave on 01924 584 554 or by emailing 
  • NHS England – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0113 825 0009 or by emailing 

How to Apply

Applications should be emailed to quoting reference N2682 in the subject line. Please see the attached chair information pack for full details on how to apply.