Non-Executive Director, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are excited to announce the opportunity for a new Non-Executive Director to join their Unitary Board.

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Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) is a large provider of community and specialist healthcare. We strive every day to realise the BCHC vision of delivering the best care in order to develop and sustain the healthiest communities; collectively driven by our shared values of being caring, open, responsible, respectful and inclusive in everything we do.

With 4,500 colleagues and an annual turnover of £288.7m in 2018/19, we deliver services for the 1.2 million residents of Birmingham, as well as some services in the Black Country, and specialist services across the wider West Midlands.

We operate from over 300 sites across Birmingham and the West Midlands, providing care for people throughout their lives from newborn babies to the frail elderly. Our services are diverse: from healthy lifestyle services that support people to feel well to the most complex healthcare for those with highly specialist needs. We provide care in people’s homes and also in clinics and inpatient units across the city. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care to meet the needs of our diverse local communities and are fully aligned with the priorities of the NHS Long Term Plan and the two local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

We are excited to announce the opportunity for a new Non-Executive Director to join our Unitary Board. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust in the pursuit of its strategies, to provide effective and high quality healthcare services.

We are seeking a high calibre candidate who possesses exceptional leadership skills and demonstrates real motivation for making a difference. They will be a strategic thinker with considerable experience in delivering sustainable improvement and performance.

The Non-Executive Director will scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the Trust’s performance, providing support and advice where required. They should satisfy themselves as to the integrity of financial, clinical and other information, and that financial and clinical quality controls and systems of risk management are robust.

The successful candidate will have particular responsibilities regarding our Finance and Performance Committee. BCHC has a track record of delivery and financial stability, but we also know that, along with the NHS as a whole, we face a number of challenges for the future.

Board level experience in either an executive or non-executive directorship is essential together with strong stakeholder engagement skills. The ability to build strong internal relationships and build upon existing partnership arrangements across the local health economy is key. We are welcoming applications from candidates whose experience is in the public or private sector.

As a member of the Board, the Non-Executive Director must commit to working to, and encouraging within the Trust, the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance and ensure that these conform to best practice and statutory requirements.

Birmingham is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the UK. BCHC are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much as possible.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

As an equal opportunities employer, the Trust welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. All appointments will be made on merit and in accordance with our Trust’s Recruitment and Selection Policy.

The successful applicant will live within the wider West Midlands region and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Birmingham community as well as the Trust. You should also be committed to the NHS and the principles of an NHS Foundation Trust.

For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact our partner at Badenoch + Clark: James McLeod, NHS Executive Search on 07523 044455,

  • Closing Date: 29th October 2019 at 5.00pm. Applications should be made through James McLeod at Badenoch + Clark as above.
  • Carousel Panel Date: 5th December 2019
  • Interview Date: 6th December 2019

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