2 x Non-executive Directors - University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

There are vacancies for two non-executive directors at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

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The opportunity

There are vacancies for two non-executive directors at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

We are seeking to appoint two non-executive board members and are particularly interested in candidates who can evidence expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience from working in different sectors including the third sector especially at ‘grassroots’ and community level;
  • Close links with and an understanding of the local communities we serve and actively engaged and well connected regionally;
  • Specialist professional skills such as an accountancy qualification or evidence of financial leadership gained at or near board level. Previous experience in health can be useful but is not essential.

Additional Skills and Competencies

Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • Bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • Hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • Shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

Personal Qualities

Candidates will need to have:

  • Excellent communication skills – an ‘active’ listener and able to communicate effectively on a wide social spectrum
  • Strong interpersonal skills with empathy and compassion
  • Able to influence to effect change and transformation through diplomacy, tenacity and communicating a compelling vision
  • Proven governance, organisational and financial skills, including those relating to strategic planning, risk management and organisation-wide performance management
  • An understanding of the challenges facing healthcare providers and UHCW in particular, in delivering high quality, safe services to patients that are clinically and financially sustainable
  • An understanding of and commitment to the principles of equality and diversity
  • An ability to demonstrate and role model at all times the Trust’s values and behaviours in their own behaviours and in relation to others.

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 are balanced and reflect the communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities and/or people with disabilities who are able to make a real contribution to this organisation and who can contribute to shaping our strategic direction.

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

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.

Application documents

Information pack (M2100) PDF, 482.3 KB

This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

Monitoring form (M2100) RTF, 925.6 KB

We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications* 10 February 2020 at 11 am
Interview date week commencing 2 March 2020 (date to be confirmed
Proposed start date 1 April 2020

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion about the opportunities, please contact Peter Mason at Odgers Berndtson on 020 7518 2612 or email: 75445@odgersberndtson.com

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

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