Non-executive Director and Designate Non-executive Director, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director and a Designate Non-executive Director for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

M1685

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will have recent senior level clinical experience gained in the NHS from medical, nursing, academic or allied health disciplines.  Board level experience would be an advantage.

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 candidates 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.

Application documents

Information pack (M1685 PDF, 531.8 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 (M1685) DOCX, 176.3 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 * 9 July 2018 at 11am
Stakeholder engagement Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with a group of stakeholders in the morning of the interviews.
Interview date 26 July 2018
Propose start date 3 September 2018

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to public.appointments@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

For an informal and confidential discussion with Ellen Schroder, the Chair of the trust, please contact Sharon Nahal on 01438 284049 or Sharon.nahal@nhs.net

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

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