Non-executive Director x2, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a forward thinking, innovative, friendly organisation with whom you can share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of those served by our Trust and the Suffolk and North East Essex Health and Care System.

We are seeking applicants who will add value to the skills and experience of the current board membership to ensure that the Board acts in the best interests of service users and the public, are able to act as a critical friend and hold the Board to account by challenging decisions and outcomes in these very unique times within the NHS.

To deliver the ambition of the Trust, as set out in our Strategy, we welcome applicants who will bring different insights and perspectives and would be particularly interested in those with a real understanding of major transformation and large scale strategic technology programmes; public health/ population health management; and commercial customer facing backgrounds.

We are also looking for one of the successful candidates to chair our Audit and Risk Committee, this candidates should have an accountancy, financial or audit management professional background.

We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities we serve. We are therefore seeking to increase the diversity of our Board to make it truly representative of our workforce and local population and so would particularly welcome applications from people from groups that are under-represented at Board level.

We are committed to developing a pipeline of prospective non-executive directors to ensure succession planning for the Board. As such, should there be a strong field of applicants the Trust may consider the appointment of Associate Non-Executives. These roles support the Board by bringing a broader range of experience and diversity and are an opportunity for prospective non-executive directors to get involved to help shape the future of local health care which offers the best care and experience to our local population. Whilst associates are not voting Board members they are invited to attend all Board meetings, development seminars and otherwise play a full role in the trust’s business.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 01 November 2020.

Applications should be made by submitting a full and updated CV, with a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4. Your supporting statement should give evidence of you meet the requirements of the person specification relating to the role.

All applications should be sent to: All applications will be acknowledged.

For an informal discussion with the Trust Chair about the post, please contact Tammy Hughes, Head of Corporate Governance on:

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