Feb 052019

Non-executive Director - Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation TrustAiredale 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.

Non-executive Director

£12,877 for an average of 5 days a month


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a highly successful and award winning acute hospital and community services trust with a workforce of around 2,500 and 300 volunteers serving a population of over 200,000 people across West and North Yorkshire and East Lancashire. The Trust has a turnover of over £164million, is regulated by NHS Improvement and the CQC and is led by a proven Board of Directors.

We are seeking a Non-Executive Director to join the Board in a radically changing and evolving NHS landscape, within a financially challenged national economy. The Trust’s ‘Right Care’ Vision is the focus for all our Board, working with our partners and stakeholders to ensure patient experience and population health is placed at the heart of every decision.

You will thrive in an innovative environment with the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare services for our population ensuring we put patients first and deliver the right care every time. We are therefore keen to hear from individuals who have strong links to the diverse communities that we serve and can contribute to shaping our organisation’s strategic direction, bringing a depth of understanding of their different and changing healthcare needs.

We are interested in candidates with a deep understanding of the people agenda, the factors that motivate employees and culture change. You will likely to have been responsible for leading and managing people or a people function in a large complex organisation and will understand the levers that enable transformational change. You will Chair our newly established People Committee so will need to be able to quickly get to grips with issues around workforce supply and employee development; and have some understanding of employment law. Experience of large-scale management change would be an advantage.

We are also seeking candidates with the knowledge and career experience that equips them to make a highly informed contribution to Board debate about healthcare strategy and delivery.

We would welcome applications from people who live within easy reach of the main hospital site and who ideally have local knowledge and networks in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and East Lancashire region.

Applicants for the vacancy to which this brief relates should meet the eligibility criteria to be a director. A copy of the self-declaration that the successful candidate will be required to sign is available on request.

The expectation is that the Non-Executive Director will spend an average of 5 days per month on Trust business or more if business dictates.

Closing date for applications: 12 Midnight on 15th February

Final interviews to be held w/c: 11th or 18th March 2019

If you wish to have an informal discussion with the Chair please contact Trish Smith or Helen Gardner directly on 01535 294803.

  • Candidate Brief
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    Brief for the position of Non-executive Director

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