Associate Non-executive Director, Isle of Wight NHS Trust

There is a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director with clinical experience in mental health and/or learning disabilities at Isle of Wight NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people on the Island.

The opportunity

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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust was formally established from 1st April 2012. The Trust works to the guiding principle and vision of “Quality care for everyone, every time”. This means that the Trust is focused on maintaining and improving the quality of patient care and providing integrated, accessible services on the Isle of Wight for the people it serves.

There is a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) with clinical experience in mental health and/or learning disabilities at Isle of Wight NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people on the Isle of Wight.

As an Associate NED you will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees which could include Performance Committee and Quality Committee. You would also be expected to undertake additional activities such as chairing consultant recruitment panels.

The Associate NED role will support the Board succession strategy and achieve a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level clinical experience in mental health and/or learning disabilities gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience in a clinically focused role.

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

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 should live in or have strong connections with the Isle of Wight.

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 (S2108) PDF, 215.1 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 (S2108) DOC, 128.5 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 * 3 December 2019 at 11am
Interview date 11 December 2019 (afternoon). The interview will also include the opportunity for shortlisted candidates to have a tour of St Mary’s Hospital
Proposed start date 1 February 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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Vaughan Thomas, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Annette Bulger, Executive Assistant on 01983 552365.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net.

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