Non-Executive Director and Associate Non-Executive Director - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
We are seeking to recruit a Non-executive Director with senior level finance experience and an Associate Non-executive Director with a clinical background in primary care for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director (NED). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.
The Associate NED role is used successfully to allow for the development of the knowledge and skills required for a future full NED role. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.
The successful candidate will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.
You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in one of the following areas:
- NED post: You will demonstrate recent, relevant finance experience gained at a senior level in either the public and/or third sector. Candidates should be financially qualified. The successful candidate may be asked to Chair the Audit Committee. A background or knowledge of social care would be advantageous but not essential.
- Associate NED post: You will have a background in primary care, most likely as a GP, and will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. Your experience will have been gained at a senior level experience and will it is preferred that your background is as a GP, you may also have relevant skills as a registered medical practitioner, nurse, dentist, midwife or other healthcare professional registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Clinical research/education experience would also be desirable.
You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:
- work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
- bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
- hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
- shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust
All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.
Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Buckinghamshire.
- We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.
- We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.
- Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.
- S2226 NHS NED Info Pack BHT
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.
- S2226 Monitoring Form
We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.
- Closing date for receipt of applications* 12 February 2021 at 11am.
- Preliminary interview: February 2021 Long-listed candidates may be invited for a preliminary interview with Thomas Patterson, Director of Alumni Harvey Nash. To facilitate this, we will share your application with them. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel
- Interview date 10 March 2021 (NED) and 17 March 2021 (Associate NED)
- Proposed start date April 2021
Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments
Find out more
- Following initial discussions with our recruitment partner, Alumni Harvey Nash we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, the Chair of the trust, which can be facilitated by Thomas Patterson.
- Alumni Harvey Nash are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Thomas Patterson, Director of Healthcare, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07970 339 151.
- NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing email@example.com