Non-executive Director, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) is a £240m NHS Foundation Trust providing emergency and urgent services across the West Midlands region to a population of c5.5m people.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

Organisation:              West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Post:                             Non-Executive Director

Location:                      Brierley Hill, Dudley, West Midlands

Remuneration:             £12,000 pa (based on an average of 4 days per month)

West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) is a £240m NHS Foundation Trust providing emergency and urgent services across the West Midlands region to a population of c5.5m people.   The Trust has an exceptional financial track record with growth, great financial stability and resilience during a period of the unprecedented challenge to the NHS as a whole. Whilst facing this challenge we are committed to ensuring the patients receive quality care in the most appropriate settings.  This is an extremely busy Trust and we receive around 3500 calls every day from patients requiring our assistance.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to join our Board of Directors and we want to engage with candidates with substantial senior / Board level experience gained within large and complex organisations. We would consider candidates from any sector or profession but those who could bring strong commercial experience to our Board would be of particular interest.

As a Non-Executive Director with our Trust you will provide leadership, independent and objective challenge and diversity to our Board. You will demonstrate commitment to and personal interest in enhancing health and care services and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. You will also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of and alignment to our values. You will need to be a strategic thinker with experience of operating in a rapidly changing environment.

Candidates must be resident within the operating area of WMAS.

Application closing date:                     Thursday 6 September 2018

Shortlisting Interviews to be held:       Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 September 2018

Final Interviews will be held:               October 2018

The West Midlands Ambulance Service wishes to see the community it serves represented at Board level and will therefore particularly welcome applicants from women and black and ethnic minorities. 

We do endeavour to respond to all candidates on an individual basis. Therefore we do ask for your co-operation and patience whilst the short listing process takes place. After the closing date please ensure you check your emails & NHS Jobs account regularly as contact is usually made via this method.

Further details and how to apply are available at NHS Jobs vacancy reference 217-VN138-18-19

WMAS Information pack PDF, 369.2 KB

This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role.

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