We are recruiting two Non-executive Directors to join the board of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community and who are served by the Trust.
As a key member of the Trust Board, you would provide advice, guidance and challenge to the Executive to ensure delivery of the Trust’s 2018-2023 Strategy and annual objectives and business plan. In so doing, you would also be an active member of the Finance and Investment and Charitable Funds Committees, as well as Chair of the Audit Committee, ensuring internal audit recommendations are implemented in an effective and timely manner.
As a key member of the Trust Board, you would provide advice, guidance and challenge to the Executive to ensure delivery of the Trust’s 2018-2023 Strategy and annual objectives and business plan. In so doing, you would also be an active member in one or two sub-committees of the Board, including the current Logistics and Infrastructure Committee, providing assurance on, and overseeing strategic development and investment in, Fleet, Estate and IM&T whilst ensuring compliance with all regulatory and statutory duties as appropriate.
You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will most likely have gained experience at Board level in the public sector or within a large-scale, complex corporate environment. You will bring experience of strategic and financial leadership and seniority of view to provide guidance to the wider board. It is expected that both NEDs will also bring challenge and support to the Trust’s Executive, and have particular skills and experience in the following areas:
- Stakeholder engagement
- Promoting diversity and Inclusivity
You will have recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation gained at a senior level within either the private or public sector. You will preferably have a financial qualification.
You will have recent, relevant experience of working in systems or partnerships, or of building strategically important collaborations, ideally in London. Expertise in planning/property would be useful.
For both posts, 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 .
|Closing date for receipt of applications *||11am on 29 November 2019|
|Interview date||January 2020 - date to be confirmed|
|Proposed start date||to be agreed with the successful candidates|
* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net before the advert closes.
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 - for an informal and confidential discussion with Heather Lawrence OBE, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Maureen Williams on Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Taylor on Lisa.Taylor@lond-amb.nhs.uk.
- Saxton Bampfylde Ltd has been engaged by LAS to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role with Hatty Cadman please contact Anne Dirven on 020 7227 0802 or by email on Anne.Dirven@saxbam.com
- NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing email@example.com