Sep 072020
 

Non-Executive Director - Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Recruiter: Green Park
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: £11,500 per annum
Posted: 05 Sep 2020
Closes: 15 Sep 2020
Ref: JM9749
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Strategy
Sector: Not for Profit / Charity
Contract Type: Voluntary / Trustee
Language: English

As one of the largest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, PHU is an organisation with great ambition. This is a time of positive change - PHU has recently achieved an overall CQC rating of good and has just become a university hospital. The Trust’s innovative strategy, “Working Together”, focuses on improving and building on high quality services. It is based both on a sound understanding of the challenges that they face in delivering an ambitious programme of change and on a strong commitment to working in partnership with key stakeholders and partners.

The Trust is now looking for a NED who shares this ambition to innovate, transform and further strengthen its position as a leading healthcare provider and employer of choice.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.

Experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly those from racially diverse communities, is an advantage.

The Board brings challenge and support, and works to sustain 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.

Full information, including how to apply and how to find out more about this vacancy, is here https://search.green-park.co.uk/portsmouth-nhs/welcome/.

Applications close – 11:00am on Tuesday 15th September 2020.

Sep 052020
 

8 Members (Yorks and Humber) - Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee (VAPC)

Body: Veterans UK - MoD
Appointing Department: Ministry of Defence
Sectors: Communities, Defence, Health
Location: Yorkshire and Humber
Skills required: Communication / Media / Marketing, IT / Digital, Legal / Judicial, Major Projects, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 8
Remuneration: The position is an unpaid voluntary appointment, but reasonable travelling and loss of earnings allowances will be paid for up to 15 days per year and limited to £25.77 for under 4 hours per day or £51.54 for over 4 hours per day
Time Requirements: You will be expected to attend a minimum of 3 Committee Meetings per year although the veterans’ arena is a huge space and there is always more that can be done; the VAPC role can therefore take as much of your time as you are willing and able to give.
Closed for Applications: 23/10/2020

Vacancy Description

The Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans is seeking to make the above voluntary public appointments. The appointments will be for a term of 3 years. Are you the person we need, do you have the skills, and would you like the opportunity to develop them further? If the answer is “Yes”, please apply as below:
Functions

The Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee is a Non-Departmental Public Body divided into 13 regional committees. Each Committee’s main functions are to:

  • act as advocates for implementing the Armed Forces Covenant (https://www.gov.uk/the-armed-forces-covenant) and work in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders to develop and deliver associated measures associated measures within the region
  • raise awareness, within their region, of the Armed Forces Covenant and associated issues, the War Pension Scheme, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, the Veterans Welfare Service and the availability of cross-Government support to the Armed Forces, their families and Veterans
  • assist veterans and their families in accessing local support services and to provide assistance and guidance to individuals in accessing the War Pension Scheme and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. To provide an independent element to the Veterans UK complaints process relating to those schemes. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/veterans-uk
  • based on their involvement in the wider process and their contact with individuals in the local areas, act as a conduit for local consultation by Ministers, the Ministry of Defence and the Veterans UK on issues affecting recipients of a pension/compensation from the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Schemes. http://www.veteranstransition.co.uk/vtrreport.pdf

Person Specification

Responsibilities and Skills

The VAPC Chairperson and members play a central role in promoting the interests and welfare of Veterans and their families https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/veterans-advisory-and-pensions-committees-x13. The committees meet between 2 and 4 times per year and members are expected to be involved in a wide range of activities, between these relating to the delivery of the functions of the committee set out above.

Annex A lists the regional committees that need to strengthen their membership.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

Essential

  • an ability to contribute to a committee setting by bringing fresh ideas to the table and by actively and constructively contributing to discussions in meetings and;;
  • good all-round communication skills and be able to consider complex issues.
  • an ability to look ahead and work with others to develop practical plans.
  • an understanding of the Government’s commitment to veterans as set out in the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • a real commitment to supporting Veterans and their Families

Desirable

  • some experience or knowledge of service pensions and/or compensation schemes in terms of policy impact.
  • a knowledge of service life

A Public Appointment will give you a chance to:

  • help make decisions that affect people’s lives
  • help make a difference and change things for the better in the public interest
  • contribute your skills, expertise and experience for the benefit of society
  • develop new skills, learn about new subjects and enhance your confidence
  • meet a new range of people in different walks of life
  • develop your career, for example, by gaining public sector board experience
  • refocus your career, for example, if you have returned from a career break or maternity/paternity leave
  • generally, give something back and contribute to the delivery of the highest quality of public services in the public interest.

Additional Information

The Ministry of Defence is committed to equality of opportunity for all and the principle of appointment based on merit following an open and transparent process and independent assessment. Candidates may come from a wide range of background and experience although the successful candidates(s) will need to demonstrate that they meet all the criteria for these appointments. The Department is keen to see people with diverse experience and backgrounds and hope to receive applications from all sections of the community. Applications from women, ethnic minorities and disabled people will be welcomed. An interview access scheme (the Disability Confident Scheme) is available for disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for appointment. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PUBLIC APPOINTMENT NOT EMPLOYMENT

How to Apply

Please complete and return the attached expression of interest, diversity monitoring form and guaranteed interview form along with a copy of your most recent CV and send as email attachments, quoting the ref number, to;

DBSCivPers-ResNONSTDAPPTS@mod.gov.uk

If you have any questions or require further information please contact us via the above email address.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Sep 052020
 

Non-Executive Director - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

We are looking for a Non-executive Director to join Devon Partnership NHS Trust bringing Board level expertise in HR/Organisational Development or digitalisation and a customer focus.

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The opportunity

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable mental health and learning disability services for the people of Devon, and the wider South West.

Essential Criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to the people who use our services and the promotion of excellent mental health and learning disability care services. You will also have senior level experience in HR/OD or digital/customer experience.

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 Devon.

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 (S2207)
    PDF, 3.6 MB
    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 (S2207)
    RTF, 929.9 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* 14 September 2020 at 12 noon
  • Shortlisting w/c 28 September 2020 (tbc). Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Rhiannon Smith form Hunter Healthcare. To facilitate this, we will share your application with Hunter Healthcare. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel.
  • Stakeholder engagement event 13 October 2020 (TBC). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Trust to meet groups of its key stakeholders.
  • Interviews (in Devon) 16 October 2020 (TBC)
  • Proposed start date November 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 Appointments

Find out more

For more information, you can get in touch with:

  • Headhunters - are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Managing Partner, Hunter Healthcare by emailing rsmith@hunter-healthcare.com
  • NHS England & NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Sep 042020
 

Non-Executive Director - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Business / Organisation Name: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Type: NHS
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description: Non-Executive Directors

We are one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country and we provide a wide range of general and specialist clinical services as well as a base for medical education, training and research.
The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We focus on the values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality of healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family.

The Opportunity

We are seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive Directors to join the Trust. The Non-Executive Director role plays a vital part in bringing an independent perspective to the unitary Board. Working alongside other Board Members, Non-Executive Directors have a duty to uphold the highest standards of integrity and probity, and to foster good relations in the Board, in the wider organisation, and with the Trust’s partners.

There has never been a more important or indeed more compelling time to join our Board. We care passionately about the delivery of world-class patient care, enabling a culture that supports innovation, cutting-edge research and education and you, as a Non-Executive Director, will be pivotal in enabling us to achieve just that.

We are currently seeking to appoint individuals with experience in one or more of the following areas - system working, the care and charitable sectors, transport and sustainability or as a clinician with non-medical background.

The successful candidates will offer outstanding ambassadorial qualities and will share our passion for excellence in care standards and innovation.

We would welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or age.

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 14th October 2020.

Application Details

If you are inspired to apply for these roles, please visit www.odgers/80812 for application instructions, or contact us on 020 7529 6314 quoting the reference CAG/80812.

Closing Date: 14/10/2020

Sep 032020
 

Board Member - Solicitors Regulation Authority

Recruiter: Solicitors Regulation Authority
Location: London, Birmingham and Virtual
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 01 Sep 2020
Closes: 22 Sep 2020
Job Function: Board Member
Industry: Legal, Public

Legal services have never mattered more. In an increasingly uncertain world, people need all the help they can get and that means the way the legal sector works is changing. If you want to help to shape the future and make a real difference for people and businesses in England and Wales, becoming a Board member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the opportunity you have been looking for.

The SRA regulates the solicitor profession in England and Wales in the public interest, balancing public protection with regulatory arrangements that support an increasingly open, diverse and competitive legal sector. With more than 190,000 solicitors and some 10,200 law firms to oversee, high professional standards are the priority. Looking ahead to its new Corporate Strategy the SRA will be building on its major reform programme, transforming the way solicitors qualify ensuring it and the sector can respond effectively to change and working to maximise the benefits innovation and technology can bring for consumers and law firms.

The SRA are looking to appoint four new Board members, two coming from a lay and two from non-lay (solicitor) backgrounds, to join the SRA Board and contribute to setting its strategic direction. All new Board directors should have previous experience of working with a Board, a track record of achievement in complex organisations, and the ability to think strategically. You will also bring excellent communication skills and judgement, and a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in individuals with at least one of the following:

  • Experience using professional services, including legal, from the perspective of a small business (lay only);
  • Experience offering consumer advice, or understanding of competition within markets (lay only);
  • Experience providing regulated legal services through an alternative business structure (ABS) (solicitor / non-lay); or,
  • Experience of practice in a high-street solicitor’s firm (solicitor / non-lay); or
  • A relevant academic field (lay or non-lay).

The SRA is committed to putting diversity at the heart of everything they do. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals coming from the widest possible range of backgrounds to these roles.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Solicitors Regulation Authority on these appointments. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QAFAX. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on 22 September 2020.

Sep 032020
 

Chair - Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (PABEW)

Recruiter: Home Office
Location: London, with occasional travel to other regions on Board business
Salary: £437 per day, along with reasonable reimbursement for travel expenses
Posted: 02 Sep 2020
Closes: 28 Sep 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public
Time commitment: Approximately 21 days per year

Do you want to play a leading role in chairing a body whose work significantly impacts on all police officers in England and Wales?

The PABEW was established as a non-departmental public body under section 46 of the Police Act 1964, now section 63 of the Police Act 1996. Under the remit of the Board, sits the Police Pensions Scheme Advisory Board and the Discipline Sub-Committee. In addition to this, the Chair has responsibility of chairing the Police Consultative Forum (PCF), a voluntary forum for employer and staff representative bodies that sits outside the statutory functions of the PABEW.

We are seeking a new Chair to lead the organisation forward in a time of considerable change for policing. The Government has committed to considerable investment in the police workforce over the coming three years as part of the Police Uplift Programme which will increase officer numbers by 20,000, the biggest police recruitment drive in decades.

As PABEW Chair, there is the opportunity to be involved in this exciting and crucial area, steering the Board to engage with police leaders and staff association representatives to resolve a variety of vital policing matters. You will be chairing to respond to general questions from the Home Secretary about changes to police working practices and have the opportunity to shape important police pension scheme changes through the Scheme Advisory Board.

The Home Secretary is seeking to appoint a Chair who possesses leadership skills, good understanding of the role of representative bodies, and political awareness necessary to effectively guide a diverse Board. It is essential you have a broad knowledge and understanding of general workforce policy and remuneration issues, and the ability to communicate, influence and engage effectively. The Chair will strive to make decision by reaching consensus, taking into account conflicting views, while remaining independent. The Chair position is a rare opportunity to lead a body whose work impacts on all police officers in England and Wales.

Appointment will be for a minimum of three years.

To apply, please visit our website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23:00 hours on Monday 28 September 2020.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Appointment will be made on merit following an open, fair and transparent competition.

 

Aug 312020
 

Board Member - London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)

Recruiter: Greater London Authority
Location: Central London
Salary: £14,000 per annum (2/3 days per month)
Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Closes: 17 Sep 2020
Ref: LLDC2020
Sector: Investment & Financial, Planning & Development, Regeneration & Sustainability
Job Role: Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time

Help deliver the Mayor’s vision to transform part of east London.

This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in improving lives in London’s diverse communities. The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has an exciting vision for the future, building on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

We are regenerating the area around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, creating a dynamic new metropolitan centre for the capital city. Work is well underway on a far-reaching plan, including new homes, public spaces and social infrastructure. From living and recreation spaces, to culture and education, as a Board Member you will help us develop an inspiring, innovative place where people want to live, work and visit.

You will bring entrepreneurial flair and a proven track record in property development. Whether your background is in residential or commercial development, in the public, private or voluntary sector, you will have led and delivered a range of successful property projects. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, together with a commitment to diversity and equality, public service values and the principles of public life.

As a Board Member, you will help to shape economic growth strategy and urban place making in London’s new metropolitan heart. As a regeneration agency we have a major part to place in London and the UK’s recovery from Covid-19. You will be instrumental in catalysing growth and attracting inward investment to a cluster of places around the Olympic Park including the opportunities that come with development of East Bank – the largest and most ambitious cultural and education district in a generation. With your fellow Board Members, you will share responsibility for setting strategy direction and policy for our programme of transformation. You will provide vital leadership, support, oversight, scrutiny, performance monitoring and corporate governance. A successful, sustainable future will be your legacy.

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please email HumanResources@londonlegacy.co.uk to arrange a convenient time.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require information in an alternative format, please contact glajobs@london.gov.uk

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our website.

Please read the APPLICANT PACK for full details of the role and recruitment process.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your CV and a covering letter (max 5 sides in total) via our online recruitment system. You will also be asked to provide recruitment monitoring information.

The covering letter should provide details of the relevant experience that equips you to serve as the Member of the LLDC Board, in particular addressing the specific Person Specification criteria outlined below:

  • Demonstrable experience of leadership and delivery at executive or non-executive level in the private, public or voluntary sectors in residential and/or commercial property development.
  • A commitment to diversity and equality, public service values and the principles of public life.
  • An understanding of policy in relation to social, economic and physical regeneration and the creation of a sustainable legacy.
  • Able to scrutinise, probe and challenge the decision making of management in a manner that is constructive and robust.
  • An understanding and awareness of the political context and dynamics in which the Board and LLDC operate.

f you would like to discuss the position informally, please email HumanResources@londonlegacy.co.uk to arrange a convenient time.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require information in an alternative format, please contact glajobs@london.gov.uk

Application closing date: Thursday 17 September 2020 at 23:59 GMT

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to reflect London's diversity in all Board appointments. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Aug 272020
 

Associates - Nursing and Midwifery Council

Job Reference:QAQZB1
Closing Date: Tuesday 1 Sep 2020
Time commitment: c.3 days/month

What we do

We are the professional regulator of the UK’s over 715,000 registered nurses, midwives and, in England, nursing associates. We work to ensure these dedicated, caring professionals have the knowledge and skills to deliver consistent, quality care that keeps people safe.

We want to support the professionals on our register in making a difference for the benefit of people using health and social care services across the UK. We have a new five year strategy 2020–2025 that will help us achieve our ambition; https://www.nmc.org.uk/strategy

Associate role

The Council is looking for up to two people to join us as Associates.

We are particularly keen to attract registered midwives and/or midwifery or nursing professionals from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

This is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of what being a Council member involves and develop the skills and expertise needed to be a Non-Executive Director.

Associates will have a chance to be involved in all aspects of the Council’s work and contribute to the Council’s business in a similar way to appointed Council members.

We are looking for individuals who have the talent, ability and potential to develop the skills needed to succeed in a Non-Executive level role and who can bring an additional perspective to the Council’s discussions.

We expect these appointments to be for up to two years. During that time you would need to be willing and able to commit around 3 days a month to Council activities. These are not necessarily 3 working days – some of this time will be preparation and reading which you can do at times that best suit you. You will receive an allowance based on time committed in line with the Council’s allowances policy.

You will be joining an ambitious, forward-thinking Council determined to ensure our strategy makes a difference to the health and care of all our communities.

For further information about this role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QAQZB1. Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 1st September 2020.

Aug 272020
 

Non-Executive Director - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking a Non-executive Director with senior level finance experience in a large and complex organisation, preferably, with a financial qualification.

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The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Royal Cornwall Hospitals 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. Following a recent skills audit, we are looking to strengthen the financial expertise on the Board, and would particularly welcome applications from individuals who have recent, relevant finance experience at a senior level in a large and complex organisation, preferably, with a financial qualification.

The Trust is committed to having a Board that represents the communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from people from the black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in Chair and Non-Executive Director roles. RCHT is keen to diversify their Board in every way.

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 (the ‘Nolan principles’) – 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 ideally live in or have strong connections with Cornwall and surrounding area/counties, though with the advent of technology-enhanced meetings, applications from further afield from exceptional candidates will also be considered.

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

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications 24 September 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Interview date w/c 12 October 2020
  • Proposed start date 1 November 2020

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply 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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Dr Mairi Mclean, Chairwoman of the trust. Please contact Deborah Barlow, Personal Assistant to the Chairwoman on rcht.corporategovernance@nhs.net. Please note that the Chairwoman is only available for informal discussions in w/c 21 September.
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

Aug 252020
 

3 Associate Non-Executive Directors - East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is seeking 3 Associate Non-executive Directors with senior level experience in a range of areas

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The opportunity

There are vacancies for three Associate Non-executive Directors (NED’s) at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST). 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 level experience in one or more of the following areas:

Post 1

  • Experience of strategic finance management, estates and fleet oversight and IT change programmes, with the ability to Chair the Performance and Finance Committee

Posts 2 & 3

  • Experience in corporate governance, freedom to speak up, organisational diversity and inclusion or emergency services experience would all be of interest to the trust

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 Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

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

  • Candidate information pack
    PDF, 280.8 KB
  • Monitoring form
    DOCX, 152.3 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 applications 24 September 2020
  • Interview date 3 November 2020
  • Proposed start date TBC

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply 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 Appointmentsopens in a new window

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Nicola Scrivings, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Emma de Carteret on 07599 061 731
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net

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