2 x Non-executive directors, East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

We are recruiting for two non-executive directors for the East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust (EEAST). These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The opportunity

Joining us at a particularly key stage of our journey, successful candidates will be highly motivated and will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing health and care services, and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. Our new NEDs will need an appreciation of the diversity of our stakeholder landscape, be an inspirational leader and bring challenge, support, innovation and passion to the team.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  We are looking for a strategic leader who has significant experience of working at a senior or board level in large and complex organisations in the commercial, public or charitable sector. You will have senior or board level experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement within the East of England in the context of an understanding of the social, political and economic influences on the NHS and other organisations
  • Commercial and business development expertise with a strong business acumen, ideally gained within a customer service delivery environment
  • Workforce transformation with a focus on supporting people and creating a positive workplace culture
  • Digital transformation in a service delivery driven organisation 

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • support the creation of a sustainable unitary board that takes collective strategic decisions
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold fellow directors to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a culture that aligns with the trust’s vision and values

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.

Applicants must live within Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

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.

Application documents

Information pack (M1457) PDF, 349.7 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 (M1457) DOCX, 178.0 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.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications * 11am on 1 December 2017
Interview date 12 December 2017
Proposed start date To be confirmed

* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net


This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

The trust: For an informal and confidential discussion with Sarah Boulton, the Chair of the trust, please contact Laila Abraham on 07834249951

NHS Improvement: for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 123 2068 or by emailing Sharon.davies19@nhs.net

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