Jun 012018

Associate Non-executive Director - Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to help us achieve better health outcomes for people who use our services at the same time as meeting the uniquely challenging and significant pressure facing health and social care services in the next few years.

The opportunity

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have recently taken steps to strengthen its partnership and collaboration in order to join up care they deliver to patients. They now share a Chief Executive, a Non-Executive Director and are currently integrating their clinical and support services in order to ensure they are making best use of thier collective resources. The Trusts see this partnership and collaboration as an integral part of the journey along with other partners to integrate health and care services across Cumbria.

Please note that the successful candidate will be a key member of the Non-Executive Director team. They will attend Board meetings and relevant committee meetings, playing an active role by providing advice and appropriate challenge across the range of Trust healthcare services and supporting business areas. However, as they are not formally appointed as Board members, and should circumstances arise, they will not be eligible to vote. In all other respects Associate Non-Executive Directors are of equal status and value.

The Associate Non-Executive Director post is for up to 3 days per month across both Trusts and will be considered according to the processes set down for Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts.

Person specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have functioned at senior Executive/Board in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data futures, digital technology
  • Human Resources
  • Governance experience within the commercial sector, bringing experience of strategic planning, financial, risk and performance management

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 Associate 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 one of the public member constituencies of Cumbria, Lancashire or North East England.

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.

Application documents

  • Recruitment Information Pack PDF, 344.5 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.

How to apply

All applications are to be made via NHS Jobs.  Please note closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday, 10 June 2018.

Please ensure you demonstrate in the Additional Information Section of the application form how you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in page 6 of the information pack.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact Daniel Scheffer, Joint Company Secretary on 07979 803386 or email Daniel.Scheffer@cumbria.nhs.uk or call Gina Tiller, NCUHT Chair on 01228 814010.

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