Associate Non-executive Director, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Barnsley Hospital NHS FT has a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director (NED). This is a development opportunity aimed to attract aspiring NED candidates who do not yet have sufficient board level experience but do have the ability and potential to succeed in a trust board level role.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment, and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

In order to deliver the best care to our patients we know we need the best leaders to help us on our journey and to continue to be the best for our patients. As a Foundation Trust we enjoy greater flexibility, but this places greater reliance on the leadership and governance of our Board.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

We have a leadership team in place that is driving financial stability, innovation, efficiencies and improvements right across the service and as part of our journey to CQC ‘Outstanding’ the Board is looking for an experienced professional from a healthcare professional background to enhance the Board’s skill set and to join them as an Associate Non-executive Director (Associate NED).

The Associate NED role is a development opportunity aimed to attract aspiring Non-executive Director candidates who do not yet have (sufficient) Board-level experience, but have the ability and potential to succeed in a Trust Board-level role.

You may be a doctor, pharmacist, healthcare scientist, nurse or therapist and you should have knowledge of our regulatory framework and a passion for patient care. As a member of our Quality Committee you will have a direct role to play in ensuring our quality agenda is delivered and will have an opportunity to influence the standards of care our communities receive. The successful candidate will have leadership skills and a strong commitment to the values of the NHS. The ability to challenge constructively through solid knowledge and understanding is a critical component of the role, recognising that there will be opportunities to develop these skills further.

Successful candidates will evidence experience of working in a clinical/medical/nursing environment as essential and ideally you will have gained some board/senior management level or equivalent experience in a large, complex health organisation, although as an Associate Non-executive Director development support can be given for exceptional candidates lacking this particular experience.

Healthcare registration via Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Medical Council or Health & Care Professions Council is an essential criteria for this role.

You should live or work in the Barnsley area or Yorkshire and Humber region and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Barnsley community as well as the Trust.

You should also be committed to the NHS and the principles behind an NHS Foundation Trust.

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 that they serve.

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

If you would like any further information or clarification to assist in your application then for an informal discussion with the Chair please contact Lindsay Watson, PA to the Chief Executive and Chairman on 01226 431800.

For application enquiries please contact Michelle Sheppard, HR Resourcing Manager on 01226 432312, alternatively email michellesheppard@nhs.net

To apply please visit: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915678294

Closing Date: Monday, 26 August 2019

Assessment Centre Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019

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