You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.
NHS boards play a key role in shaping the strategy, vision and purpose of an organisation. They hold the organisation to account for the delivery of strategy and ensure value for money. Candidates will need to demonstrate experience of working at a strategic level.
We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate the background, experience and understanding that will equip them to work at Board level in an NHS trust. This is a large community trust working in a complex environment and this opportunity is designed for someone who already has considerable experience of working as a non-executive or trustee in a sizeable organisation. Whilst that experience need not be in the NHS, candidates need to have significant experience in an equivalent position.
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 and that understand the breadth of public, patient, carer and stakeholder engagement required to deliver inclusive community based services. We are looking for an individual who can join colleagues to support a provider Board that is working for integrated and inclusive services.
We particularly welcome applications from people from the black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented on Boards. All NHS boards are working to achieve and maintain a gender balance of at least 50:50.
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.
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.
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.
|Closing date for receipt of applications*||22 February 2018 at 11am|
|Meet the team||There will be an opportunity for shortlisted candidates to meet key members of the team on Monday, 12 March 2018|
|Interview date||23 March 2018 (from 10am) in the Chair’s office, Ground Floor, 15 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JD|
|Proposed start date||1 April 2018|