Executive Recruitment


We are looking to recruit three senior leaders into the organisation:

Deputy Chief Executive

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Colleagues smiling outside a rainbow coloured LBGTQ wall and waving flags

Welcome from Anna Hills, Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in joining our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. 

We provide integrated inpatient and community mental health, physical health, learning disability, specialist and social care services to a wide and diverse demographic across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough under the newly launched ICS. We support a population of just under a million people, employ nearly 4,500 staff across more than 50 locations and we are committed to providing high quality care with compassion.

Nearly every organisation will have referred to these unprecedented times that we find ourselves in.  In 2021-22, CPFT saw a surge in activity as mental health, learning disability and community services felt the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and whilst I do not want to focus on pandemic-related issues, one thing that the pandemic has shown me is the incredible ask placed on all NHS staff; the demands to continually do more, and do different, whilst still maintaining the excellent work that the Trust accomplishes.   From an operational perspective the pandemic required the Trust to change the way in which services were delivered to protect staff and service users; and many of these service transformations have remained, either out of necessity or as they are now considered best practice – transformation which has only added to ongoing operational pressures, regulatory oversight, system integration ambitions, and service user and carer expectations. Furthermore, the pandemic has starkly accentuated pre-existing health inequalities.  The area served by CPFT is an incredibly diverse one, and with an ageing population and significant inequalities highlighted pre pandemic the challenges of meeting the heightened needs of these populations whilst navigating wider challenges such as the increased pressure on finance will require robust, compassionate leadership.  

As we move forward in this context, support to our patients and staff is more important than ever.  I understand the importance of developing a leadership structure which is able to both respond to immediate priorities; and look further ahead in a way which encourages impactful change, improvement and innovation.  These appointments come at a key time for the Trust and for our people – the introduction of two new roles (Deputy Chief Executive Deputy COO), alongside the appointment of a new Chief Medical Officer will ensure that we have the leadership in place to optimise our performance and engage our services in continuous quality improvement and transformation.  Above all else, we are seeking to appoint individuals who are aligned to our values, committed to our people and ambitious for our future.

I truly hope that, after reading the information on this site, you are inspired to join us and contribute to our successful journey from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’. 

Anna Hills