Non-executive Director, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

We are recruiting a clinical Non-executive Director to join the board of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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Essential criteria

You will most likely have worked at executive board level and will bring experience of governance and seniority of view to provide guidance on clinical development to the wider board. It is expected that this NED will also bring challenge and support to the Trust’s executive clinical leaders. 

The successful candidate will be a doctor who has contributed to leadership at board level. You might have developed experience in acute care, community/mental health services or primary care. Evidence of system-wide understanding of healthcare would be beneficial. Passion about patient care and public service is a must. You will also have an understanding of the current quality agenda in the NHS and the assurance processes needed to deliver effective clinical governance. 

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by ambulance trusts. You will also be interested in understanding how technological advances can improve patient experiences. 

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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with London.

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.

Information pack (L1802) PDF, 523.7 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 (L1802) DOCX, 198.2 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 applications 28 November 2018 at 11am
Interview date 17 January 2019
Proposed start date to be confirmed

Find out more

The Trust – For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Philippa Harding, the trust’s Director of Corporate Governance on 0207 783 2498 


Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency adviser to LAS and NHS Improvement. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Brett Anderson, Partner on 020 7227 0800 or email kate.crotty@saxbam.com

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing Joe.porter@nhs.net

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