Associate Non-executive Director x3, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

There are vacancies for three Associate Non-executive Directors (NEDs) at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH). 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

L2023

The opportunity

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates for the Associate roles 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 experience ideally gained a large complex organisation in one or more of the following:

  • Significant experience engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the organisation, and an ability to bring cultural insights particularly from the black and minority ethnic communities
  • An ability to add to the existing board members’ experience through bringing personal, and ideally lived experience of the NHS.
  • Finance experience preferably with a financial qualification
  • Property and estates management expertise

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

  • 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 are served by the 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 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

Candidate Pack PDF, 213.0 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 (L2023) DOCX, 152.8 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 6 October 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Interview date w/c 2 November 2020
Proposed start date 1 December 2020

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply 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 Sir Amyas Morse, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Preetam Matharu on 020 8869 2005 or email preetam.matharu@nhs.net
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net

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