Non-executive Director x 2, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are seeking two experienced and talented individuals to add value to their vibrant and committed board. This is an ideal opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

At Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) we are focused on sustained improvement:  improving what we are doing today while also ensuring we sustain the delivery of high-quality care. We are taking action to tackle our immediate challenges with a priority on patient safety and delivering accessible care and at the same time we are developing a culture of openness, inclusion and compassion; a culture where clinicians, staff, patients and carers are provided with the tools and environment to lead and deliver positive change; and a culture where patients and staff share a positive experience of our care. We are building our Board leadership team and capacity and improving our governance systems, locality focus and staff and patient engagement. Financially stable, we are increasingly playing a leadership role in our local and regional health and care partnerships and, while we are a ‘Special Measures’ Trust under external scrutiny, there are a growing number of people who are willing to become involved in ensuring our success. 

There is much to do but we remain the provider of mental health services across Norfolk and Suffolk and learning disability services in Suffolk. Our aim is to be amongst the best Trust’s for patient safety by 2020 and our vision is to support people to achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations and we are looking for two exceptional Non-executive Directors to help us achieve this. We need people who can demonstrate an interest in mental health and learning disabilities and who will live the Trust values of Positively, Respectfully, Together in an open, focused and inclusive way. You will be excited by the potential to contribute to making the Trust a success and working with our leadership team to improve its effectiveness further. Specifically, we are seeking two individuals with senior level experience, in a complex organisation of: 

  • HR and organisational develop to support our work on culture change and improvement in staff morale
  • An understanding of quality and how this can be improved in a systematic way, possibly with a clinical background 

We would welcome applications from people with the above skills who are women and who are from a BME background, to improve the diversity of experience at the Board, and those with lived experience, either as carers or service users. 

If you are interested in applying and would like to have a further conversation to discuss these roles, please contact our recruitment partners, Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian, at Hunter Healthcare on 020 7935 4570. 

Candidate Information Pack PDF, 4.0 MB

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.

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