Non-executive Director, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting a Non-executive Director. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The opportunity

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of mental healthlearning disabilities, substance misuse and children’s services in Derby city and Derbyshire county, delivering services to a population of approximately 1 million people. We employ over 2,400 staff based in over 60 locations across the whole of Derbyshire and have an annual turnover of around £130 million.

Financially stable, we are committed to continued service transformation and collaborative working, creating a progressive organisation that puts the patient at the centre of everything that we do.  Our philosophy of ‘Better Together’ reflects our ethos of collaborative working, with our service users, carers, partners and staff to collectively improve health and wellbeing.

We are an organisation with strong positive values and culture and are looking for a new Non-Executive Director to chair the Audit and Risk Committee and take an active part in other Board Committees (including the Finance and Performance and Remuneration and Appointments Committee).  This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talent and expertise, and bring an independent perspective to the boardroom, providing the appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust, whilst at the same time making a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.  

Essential Criteria

You will need to have a genuine interest in healthcare issues, including mental health, and a commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will uphold the highest standards of integrity, probity of financial, clinical and other information, and that the financial and clinical quality controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.  

This role requires a strong financial background with a clear understanding of financial reporting, and Non-Executive Director or Board-level experience gained in a large, complex private or public sector board organisation, ideally in a regulated industry.   

Accustomed to high levels of accountability, you will demonstrate inspirational, ethical leadership. You will be confident in scrutinising the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives in accordance with board procedures and monitor the reporting of performance. You will have credibility and the ability to bring an independent perspective to the boardroom, providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust in the pursuit of its strategies to provide effective and high quality healthcare services. 

Above all we expect to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will support the Chair, Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors in promoting the Trust and someone who can demonstrate commitment to our values – always putting patients at the centre of everything we do, providing respectful and responsive care, working with integrity, honesty and trust and in partnership to deliver effective and efficient services.

How to apply

To apply, please email your CV and supporting statement to applications@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk.

Application process

Closing date for applications: 9am on Mon 9th October 2017
Shortlisting 11th October 2017
Candidate visits to the Trust, 1:1s with Chief Executive & other informal meetings, reference taking pre-panel interview preparation w/c 16th October 2017
Panel interview: w/c 23rd October 2017

Find out more

For further information and to request a candidate briefing pack, please contact Robert Wright, Wayne Colthirst or Moira Johnston at the NHS Leadership Academy on 0113 322 5672. 

Time Commitment: 4 to 5 days a month

Term Length: 3 years


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