There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people using mental health and learning disability services, served by the Trust.
The Non-executive Director will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees including the Quality and Standards Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and Planning Committee and Delivery Committee.
A wide range of experience will be considered for the role to help AWP on its journey to become an outstanding trust. However, for succession planning purposes, senior level experience of quality and patient safety, financial management in a complex environment or business strategy will be welcome.
You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services, with a particular interest in mental health and learning disability services. You will be able to demonstrate experience of operating successfully at a senior level. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Strategy development in complex systems
- Quality and patient safety and/or quality governance gained from a medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care background in a clinically focused, academic, research or regulatory role
- Financial management in a complex organisation, with a recognised financial qualification
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.
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 .
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.
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.
|Closing date for the receipt of applications *||11am on 20 January 2020|
|Interview date||February 2020 (date to be confirmed)|
|Start date||to be confirmed|
* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net before the closing date.
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
The Trust - we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Charlotte Hitchings the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Wendy May on 01225 362923
Hunter Healthcare - are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 0207 9354570 or by email on email@example.com
NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org