The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital providing services to West Norfolk and parts of Breckland, North East Cambridgeshire, North Norfolk and South Lincolnshire. The Trust is relatively small and is like many hospitals, challenged; however, we are proud to receive the support of the community we serve and numerous accolades for our services. As examples, we have been recognised for the excellence of our stroke services, for innovation and for the quality of some of our recent ‘estate’ refurbishments.
We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetric and community-based services. We also have established clinical network relationships with our tertiary neighbours, including with The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust.
The geographical area served by the Trust is largely rural / coastal and covers the towns of King’s Lynn, Wisbech, Hunstanton, Downham Market and Swaffham, as well as numerous villages and hamlets, across an area of more than 750 square miles. The population of this area is approximately 250,000. The royal Sandringham Estate is situated just eight miles from the hospital.
The ideal candidate will have a background and experience that will allow him/her to make a positive contribution to the Board. Candidates could come from a range of backgrounds but will ideally have gained senior experience in an organisation of a similar scale and/or complexity and will be able to engage effectively with a wide cross-section of people in and outside the organisation.
We are currently seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to join our Board. Both successful candidates will have experience of working at a very senior level in a complex ‘customer-service’ driven organisation, whether public or private, and will therefore have a broad understanding of:
- Quality service provision
- Finance and efficiency
- Corporate governance
- Organisational Development
We are looking for Non-Executive Directors who are, within the context of a constrained financial position, able to bring relevant transferrable experience, insight, expertise and challenge. You will have the skills, experience and knowledge to support the Board in ensuring that the Trust delivers care that is safe, effective, sustainable and provides patients with the most positive experience possible.
If you would like to know more about the role or the process for selection and appointment, please contact Trust Secretary, Gill Rejzl on 01553 613614 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 15 March 2019
It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the week commencing 01 April 2019
This candidate brief provides further information on the trust, role, selection criteria and application process