Non-executive Director, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an exceptional non-executive director to achieve their ambitions as a key player in the local health and social care economy.

Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of acute and community services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough and smaller, but growing, communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest.  We employ around 4200 staff and have a turnover of around £350m. The Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge and provides the full range of secondary care services and some specialist services for the wider populations of the Black Country and West Midlands region. We also provide specialist adult community based care in patients’ homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community.

The Dudley Group is looking for a talented and ambitious non-executive director.

The position requires an outstanding individual who can work as part of a unitary board to hold the board to account for setting and delivery of its stated ambition within the applicable national frameworks.

As a member of a Board you will share responsibility as part of the team to ensure that the Trust exercises its functions effectively, efficiently, economically, with good governance and in accordance with the terms of its Licence (authorisation).

Your role and experience

This role will see you as a non-executive member of the Trust Board who will bring your unique perspective, informed by your expertise to the full range of matters put before the Board and through its established Committees.

We are seeking a person with a passion for improvement and either

- a sound business background with financial knowledge and skills; and / or  a track record of customer / client relations

Residency Criteria

It is highly desirable that an applicant lives within Dudley, or has strong connections with the area. However applicants are welcomed from those living in surrounding areas depending on your relevant experience.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday, 26 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on Friday17 May 2019. Candidates will also be invited to participate in stakeholder panels on the same day.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jenni Ord, Chairman 

Tel 01384 321012 (Ext. 1012) Jenni Ord - Trust Chair

Full details of how to apply are included on page 11 of the information pack.  Applications should be submitted to

Information pack (DudleyGroupFT) PDF, 485.1 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.

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