Feb 232020
 

Non-Executive Director - South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of emergency, urgent care and non-emergency healthcare services, along with commercial logistics services to the populations of the South Central region as well as non-emergency patient transport services in Surrey and Sussex.

Non-Executive Director

South Central region (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire – as well as services in Surrey and Sussex)

£12,900 per annum (3-4 days per month)

We are now seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will support us in maintaining our high quality services and responding to the challenges presented by the evolving healthcare landscape within which we operate. You will bring experience gained within (and therefore an understanding of) the complex stakeholder map and increasingly integrated health and social care system within which we operate. A track record of providing strategic leadership within structures of comparable complexity and scale and of engaging and working through a breadth of stakeholders will be essential. Above all your independence of judgement and values driven approach, aligned to our own unified, values base, will be what sets you apart.

We’ve got an exciting and challenging agenda ahead of us; one focused on delivering exceptional services to a diverse and dispersed population. We are looking for an individual with the credibility to challenge constructively, work collaboratively and help us maintain effective stewardship and governance to ensure we truly are fit for the future.

To apply, please complete the basic information in the application form and upload your CV at https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915966120

Any applications will be reviewed by GatenbySanderson who are acting on behalf of the Trust in support of this recruitment process. Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

For more information contact Melanie Shearer (07785 616548) at GatenbySanderson

Closing Date: 5 April 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: TBC

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability, or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets). Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview. Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Feb 232020
 

Non-Executive Directors - Genomics England

Recruiter: Genomics England
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Circa £7883 pa
Posted: 18 Feb 2020
Closes: 15 Mar 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Digital / Technology, Science / Environment

15 to 20 days commitment per annum

​Genomics England is leading the world in genomics research and medicine by sequencing genomes at an unprecedented scale and leading the analysis that will transform our understanding of genetic diseases. This pioneering work is already making a difference to the lives of people whose genomes have been sequenced: 1 in 5 rare disease patients have received a diagnosis and half of cancer patients have been directed to new trials or treatment plans. The power to identify diseases before they are apparent shifts the focus to preventative and personalised healthcare, and can deliver immense financial benefits to global economies, reducing the need for care and allowing people to live healthier, more productive lives.

This is a pivotal time for Genomics England as it evolves from a project-based organisation to a scalable, government-owned company and global hub within a new ecosystem of genomics research. With the appointment of a new Chief Executive last year, the organisation is well-positioned to fulfil its mission of embedding genomics and personalised medicine within the NHS.

We are seeking independent Non-Executive Directors to join our board and committees to contribute to the effective strategic and operational leadership of the organisation and provide challenge and support to a wide variety of management and operational issues.

Successful applicants will be those most able to demonstrate expertise in at least one of the following:

Scaling services on digital platforms in the healthcare sector (from an applications, machine learning, or architecture and infrastructure perspective);
Leading growth businesses (with particular focus on academia and/or life sciences, in translational research or providing clinical healthcare services).
Naturally you should have strong communication skills, including the ability to offer challenge and support in a constructive, straightforward and open manner, and the ability to influence effectively in complex organisations operating in a political environment.

Please note that these are appointments requiring ministerial approval. A respect for and understanding of the principles of public life would be advantageous.

Genomics England is partnering with Audeliss for these appointments. For further details please contact Audeliss in confidence on 0203 405 6910 or email applications@audeliss.com

Closing date: Sunday 15th March 2020

Feb 222020
 

Non-Executive Directors - Dudley Integrated Care Provider (ICP)

M2182

The opportunity

Dudley ICP is looking to build an effective, diverse and entrepreneurial non-executive team with varied backgrounds. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the new Trust.

Dudley ICP have the unique opportunity of building a new Board and are currently recruiting their Interim Executive Director team. NHS Improvement is recruiting the non-executive team, which will be a mix of interim appointments and those identified through this open competition. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the new Trust.

Dudley ICP will be holding an Open Evening for prospective candidates on 27 February 2020 at 18:00 at the Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill, Dudley where you will be able to hear more about our ambition and have the opportunity to meet their team.

Please contact Bev Edgar at Beverley.Edgar@nhs.net for further information. The Chair and team very much hope to meet you there.

Essential criteria

As a new trust, the needs of the board will evolve and develop and will benefit from a range of different experiences and perspectives. We are looking to build an effective, diverse and entrepreneurial non-executive team with varied backgrounds including, where possible, experience from the public, private and voluntary sectors, who bring different professional skills and lived experiences. We need diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the communities the new Trust serve and the staff they employ but have the breadth of perspective and leadership style to make good collective decisions.

We are keen to meet you if you can demonstrate:

  • Clinical or patient safety expertise gained at a senior level in medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care
  • An entrepreneurial or commercial approach, having had a leading role in transforming sectors/markets
  • Digital and performance improvement expertise ideally within a context of large-scale strategic transformation
  • Skills gained at a senior level relevant to starting up a new organisation like the ICP

Whatever your background, we are interested in your ability to add to the board members’ life experience and bring personal insights into: being patient or carer of service user; experience of gender and women’s issues; engaging with diverse social, economic and cultural groups and communities; younger people; those who are open about their faith; those who live with a disability, including mental health; those who are openly L/G/B/ or T.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services with strong governance experience that you can use 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 and service delivery
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a just and 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 the Black Country.

Getting in touch with NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

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.

Application documents

  • Information pack (M2182)
    PDF, 248.8 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (M2182)
    RTF, 929.2 KB
    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.

Key dates

  • Open evening (short presentation & opportunity to meet the team) 27 February 2020 at 6 pm. Please contact Bev Edgar at Beverley.Edgar@nhs.net for further information.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications * 12 March 2020 at 11 am
  • Initial interview date 30 March 2020

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

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 Appointment

Feb 212020
 

Security NED - Office for Nuclear Regulation

Location: Bootle (Merseyside), London or Cheltenham.
Date Posted: 20/02/2020
Closing Date: 22/03/2020
Remuneration: £15,000 plus reasonable travelling expenses.

Vacancy Description

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is a Public Corporation responsible for the regulation of nuclear safety and security across the UK. Its vision is to be an exemplary regulator that inspires respect, trust and confidence.

ONR is sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who have principal responsibility for governance, finance and its performance in relation to conventional Health and Safety. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is accountable for the UK civil nuclear regulatory framework and policies and for appointing a Security Non-Executive Director (NED) to the ONR Board.

National Security is a key priority for Government. ONR has the complex challenge of overseeing and enhancing the security of the UK’s licensed nuclear sites and materials, including when being transported, in line with international and domestic requirements. To help meet that challenge BEIS is seeking to appoint a Security NED with significant experience of, or expertise in, areas relevant to ONR’s nuclear security purposes such as national security, including national infrastructure and/or cyber security.

We are looking for someone who will bring experience from other national and/or international organisations with security and other challenges on a similar scale to those facing ONR. The successful candidate will help set ONR’s strategic direction to 2025 and beyond, drive regulatory excellence and oversee the organisation’s governance arrangements.

  • ONR is the UK’s independent nuclear regulatory authority. Established as a statutory public corporation on 1 April 2014, under the Energy Act 2013. Its mission is to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry, holding it to account on behalf of the public.
  • ONR independently regulates nuclear safety, nuclear security and conventional health and safety across 37 licensed nuclear sites and performs targeted inspection activity across their supply chains. It also regulates the transportation of nuclear materials and ensures safeguards obligations for the UK are met.
  • ONR is also responsible for regulating the design and construction of new nuclear facilities ensuring they are built and operated to the highest standards, and oversees the decommissioning of nuclear sites. It cooperates with other UK and international regulators and agencies on safety and security issues of common concern, including associated research.
  • ONR’s duty is to ensure that the nuclear industry controls its hazards effectively, has a culture of continuous improvement and maintains high standards.
  • ONR’s gross budget for 2019/20 is £98.1 million. We are funded primarily by charges to the nuclear industry through cost-recovery from duty holders and charges to government for specific commissioned activities, together with grant funding from our sponsoring body, DWP. The grant is agreed for the current Spending Review period and our statutory obligations remain unchanged. We recover approximately 98% of our running costs from the nuclear industry we regulate and government departments to whom we provide a service. The remaining 2% is grant funded from our sponsor body, DWP, to cover activities which are statutorily prohibited from being recovered in this way.
  • ONR has c 600 full time equivalent staff across three locations (Liverpool, Cheltenham and London) around 405 of whom are regulatory specialists.

Person Specification - Non-Executive Director:

You will contribute to the Board’s role by:

  • Helping lead the work of ONR by operating effectively as a Board Member and by contributing to Board meetings and discussions;
  • Chairing and/or participating in Board’s standing Committees; the Security NED is to be a member of ARAC so as to bring their security perspectives to the consideration of assurance and risk;
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of networks, stakeholders and staff;
  • Promoting ONR externally acting collectively in representing its decisions to stakeholders and the general public; and
  • Demonstrating a commitment to the Seven Principles of Public life.

The Security NED will receive appropriate, periodic internal and external briefings on security matters/risks to enable them to fulfil their role.

Ideally candidates should not have worked in the nuclear sector in the six months prior to joining the ONR Board; those who have recently left may present a conflict of interest which will need to be explored at interview.

Essential criteria

We are seeking candidates with the right skills, experience and abilities to complement those of the existing Board members, and to bring an additional perspective from a national security viewpoint.

  • experience and expertise of operating at a senior executive level in the area of national security, involving protective security (including personnel), and cyber / information security;
  • the ability to maintain an up to date understanding of the range of national security threats facing the civil nuclear sector;
  • the ability to influence, build consensus and contribute effectively to the work of the Board at a strategic level and challenge and support the executive team to lead the organisation;
  • the ability to test and analyse complex issues, evaluate proposals and address risk;
  • the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders;
  • the successful candidate must also be able to participate as a member of ONR’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, providing an informed security perspective, and to other Board Standing Committees as required.
    Due to the nature of this post, Developed Vetting security clearance is essential. This requires 10 years residency in the UK and UK National Status.

Desirable criteria

Experience of working at a senior level, though not necessarily as a NED, in one of more of the following areas:

  • the nuclear industry, business transformation/change management, engineering or science sector, and the wider regulatory environment (not necessarily nuclear).

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday 22 March at 23:00. Late applications will not be accepted.

Information on the timetable for this campaign, selection process, requisite security clearance, and the Advisory Assessment Panel can be found on the Centre for Public Appointments webpage for this vacancy at https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/.

To apply for this post please:

Please ensure that you include “ONR, NED” in the subject box

Alternatively, if you would like this form in a Microsoft Word document or physical copy, you can request this via the appointments team at publicappointments@beis.gov.uk or by sending a letter to:

Public Appointments Team, 7th Floor, Spur 2, BEIS, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET

Applicant packs can be provided in other formats upon request.

Information on the timetable for this campaign, selection process, requisite security clearance, and the Interview Panel can be found on the Centre for Public Appointments webpage for this vacancy at https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, you can contact Harry Vizor, Campaign Manager in the BEIS Public Appointments Team at publicappointments@beis.gov.uk

Feb 202020
 

Non-Executive Director - Utilities / Energy

Recruiter: Forsyth Barnes
Location: Cumbria
Salary: £59,108
Posted: 15 Feb 2020
Closes: 16 Mar 2020
Ref: 1446742099
Position/Level: Board, Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities: Analyst, Strategy
Sector: Energy, Technology, Telecoms / Utilities
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

Forsyth Barnes is currently working with a rapidly growing Utilities / Energy provider in the UK who are looking for a NED to add to their board of directors. The business are looking for someone who has in depth experience within the Utilities / Energy sector with focus on Digital, transformation, emerging tech and growth.

It is likely you will be an experienced NED and this role will be in addition to your portfolio (NED’s looking for a first NED role will also be considered).

This is a great opportunity to work with a rapidly growing Utilities / Energy business who have a unique product offering and a great opportunity for someone to help a business through a period of growth. You will be required to attend board meetings that will take place every month.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience working within the Utilities / Energy industry
  • Experience operating at board / advisory level
  • Strong understanding if the digital world

Desirable Experience:

  • Previous NED experience
  • Private-Equity experience preferable

If you are interested, please apply by emailing grant.hutchison@forsythbarnes.com with a copy of your most up to date CV, your current availability and salary expectations.

Feb 202020
 

Non-Executive Directors - Fair4All Finance

Location: Greater London
Remuneration: £6,000 per annum
Date Posted: 18/02/2020
Closing Date: 23/03/2020

Fair4All Finance has been founded to support the financial wellbeing of people in vulnerable circumstances. The organisation is funded by dormant assets money for financial inclusion with the mission of increasing access to fair, affordable and appropriate financial products and services in the UK. Fair4All Finance has received funding from Dormant Assets and is aiming to become the leading body in the efforts to address this pressing social challenge. Using this funding, the organisation is looking at these markets strategically to make a sustainable positive social impact over the next few years. This includes leveraging their funding to raise additional investment and other external funding streams which link to the mission.

We are now seeking three non-executive directors to join the Board of Fair4All Finance. The new non-executive directors will have a unique opportunity to help build the organisation and to create an enduring legacy of increased inclusion in financial services for those on lower incomes, helping to solve the problems of access to affordable credit together with a number of other problems people in vulnerable circumstances have in accessing affordable and fair financial services.

The range of knowledge and skills which we are currently looking for are:

  • Senior accounting/financial reporting experience
  • Senior HR strategy experience
  • Local Community Leader including experience working with foundations and charities

In addition to the primary experience above, the following would also be helpful:

  • Senior investment management experience including practical experience of establishing new investment instruments and approaches
  • Senior executive experience in a financial services institution
  • Housing Association experience
  • Insurance sector experience

To find out more about these exciting opportunities please visit:

https://search.green-park.co.uk/fair4allfinance/

Closing date for applications: Monday 23 March at midday

Feb 192020
 

Non-Executive Director - Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. 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.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

You will have senior or board level experience gained in a large and complex organisation with one or more of the following areas of expertise:

  • Experience of working within Local Authority, Community Services or Social Care environment
  • Experience of working across organisations, and organisational types, to deliver enhanced services for users
  • Continuous improvement of customer service in a challenging financial and regulatory environment in the context of increasing demand and complexity.

Experience in the following would also be beneficial

  • Experience of promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (across all under-represented or disadvantaged groups)
  • Experience as a member of a Board Committee with a good grasp of governance and assurance.

You will also 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.

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.

Application documents

  • Information pack (L1812)
    PDF, 511.9 KB
    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.
  • Monitoring form (L1812)
    RTF, 929.1 KB
    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.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications * 13 March 2020 at 11 am
  • Interview date 3 April 2020
  • Proposed start date to be confirmed

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

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

  • The trust - we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Val Davison, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Lisa Bunting on 020 3192 6264.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

Feb 192020
 

2 Non-Executive Directors - NHS Business Services Authority

Recruiter: NHS Business Services Authority
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration
Posted: 11 Feb 2020
Closes: 11 Mar 2020
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Health, Public, Public
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), including an Audit and Risk Committee Chair.

NHSBSA is an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care. It oversees £36 billion of NHS expenditure each year, delivering a wide range of critical professional and operational national services which support the wider NHS.

To be considered, applicants will demonstrate a career record of achievements of a scale and relevance that demonstrate an ability to operate effectively on the board of NHSBSA. They will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience of governance, risk management and financial management.

The NED who will chair the Audit and Risk Committee will require a strong track record of success in a senior financial role within a large, complex organisation in either the private or public sector, with experience of work on audit committees and knowledge of financial legislation and regulatory standards.

Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for the standard rate, and £13,137 per annum for the position of Audit Chair for a time commitment of two to three days per month. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

 http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/

If you require an alternative format, please call Ryan Lloyd on 0113 254 5929 quoting the reference VAC-1683.

The closing date for applications is midday on 05 March 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Feb 192020
 

Lead Non-Executive Directors - Home Office

Body: Home Office
Appointing Department: Home Office
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: 2 Marsham Street, London
Number of Vacancies: Various
Remuneration: £15,000
Time Requirements: 3 years
Closed for Applications: 04/02/2020

Vacancy Description

We are seeking high-calibre Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) with substantial experience of leading complex, delivery focused organisations, to support the Home Secretary in the realisation of her ambitious agenda. Non-Executive Directors provide a key role in diversifying and strengthening the strategic and operational leadership of the Home Office. They complement the skills and experience of Government Ministers and officials by bringing constructive challenge and advice to the Department’s work through a fresh, independent, and external perspective. You will work closely with ministers and officials to support the delivery of a portfolio of priorities linked to key departmental commitments.

Key responsibilities

  • Attend the Departmental Board which is chaired by the Secretary of State for the Home Department. Provide independent advice, support and challenge to the Executive Team to help shape the Department’s work, particularly in terms of delivery.
  • Support the Secretary of State in her role as Chair of the Board, constructively challenging and contributing to the development of strategy and business planning, including the setting and development of key objectives and targets.
  • Work with the Permanent Secretaries and senior managers to scrutinise the performance of the organisation in meeting agreed goals and objectives, and monitor the reporting of performance, including financial targets.
  • Support the delivery of a portfolio of departmental priorities by providing support, challenge and independent assurance
  • Support the Board in developing skills and tools to help it engage with strategic issues in ways which have practical resonance.
  • Connect​ the Board to people and organisations who can provide different perspectives, opinions and expertise which will assist in furthering the business of the Department.
  • Follow the Seven Principles of Public Life set out by the Nolan Committee on Standards in Public Life.

Person Specification

It is essential that you provide evidence and proven examples against each of the selection criteria below in your personal statement.

  • Essential Criteria and experience for this role
    • Board Level senior leadership experience, as an executive or Non-Executive in large and complex organisations with a specific focus on delivery, ideally in digital, data and technology; automation and efficiency; transformation; operational delivery; or Audit and Risk Assurance.
    • Experience of taking high level ideas, turning them into deliverable products or programmes; and monitoring delivery programmes to successful outcomes.
    • Ability to understand complex strategic issues quickly, and analyse and resolve difficult problems;
    • An understanding of the sectors and partners with which the Department operates, and their commercial drivers;
    • An understanding of the key challenges faced by the public sector and the ability to bring experience to bear on these challenges;
    • An engaging and collaborative working style with the ability to adapt to a wide range of political and non-political partners; and
    • A strong desire to support the successful delivery of the department core agenda.
  • Desirable criteria and experience for this role
    • An understanding of how government works, including the role of Departmental Boards, and of the role of NEDs in relation to those of executives and Ministers.
    • Previous Non-Executive Director experience on a public or private sector Board.

How to Apply

  • A comprehensive CV setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications.
  • A short supporting statement (maximum two sides A4) giving evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for the role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the experience, qualities and skill areas identified in the person specification.
  • The details of two professional referees who can be approached for references.
  • In addition, please also complete and return via email the forms at Annex A, and and Annex B relating to diversity and conflicts of interest.

Completed applications should be emailed to hoboardsecretariat@homeoffice.gov.uk with ‘HOME OFFICE NED RECRUITMENT 2020’ in the email title field.

Attachments

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Feb 182020
 

Board Member - NHS National Services Scotland

Reference: 2747
Remuneration: £8,584 per annum
Location: Edinburgh, City of
Closing date: 06 March 2020 at midnight

If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland. Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a public sector organisation that has been providing services to NHS Scotland for over 40 years. We work at the heart of the health and care service, supporting our customers to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the people of Scotland. By offering high quality services on a national scale, we free up resources so that they can be re-invested into essential services, all of which is crucial to the delivery of effective health and care.

NHS NSS is looking for two new members to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in supporting the delivery of the organisation's strategic direction in addition to contributing to scrutinising performance, and discharging governance and accountability functions. You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

NHS Scotland's values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, are:

  • care and compassion;
  • dignity and respect;
  • openness, honesty and responsibility; and,
  • quality and teamwork
  • and guide the work of the Board in all that it does.

As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values.

In addition to the values highlighted above, you must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively
  • Ability to build effective relationships with people who have competing interests
  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues
  • Ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture' (eg strategic) thinking

As well as the above requirements, for ONE of the posts, it would be desirable if you had the following:

  • Experience of working in the construction industry and/or hard and soft facilities management

You do not need to be an expert in health or have previous experience of being on a Board. We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS NSS and its role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: £8,584 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.
  • Time commitment: The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role will take up around 8 hours per week. This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events. You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board's ongoing business needs.
  • Appointment details: The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years. When a term comes to an end, the skills the Board requires will be reassessed. If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term. A non-executive member's total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.
  • Location: Meetings for the Board will normally be held in Edinburgh, but may on occasion be held elsewhere across Scotland.
  • Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 22 and 28 April 2020 in Edinburgh.
  • Further information: If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, you are welcome to contact the Chair, Keith Redpath, by calling his Executive Assistant, Susan Ferguson, on 0131 275 7480; or by emailing susan.ferguson4@nhs.net.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 6 March 2020.

Appointments to the NHS NSS Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

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