Apr 122018

Non-executive Director x 2 - Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is seeking two exceptionally talented individuals to join the Board of Directors to help lead the organisation in shaping and achieving its strategy.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) was formed on 1 April 2017, following the merger of the former North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and the former South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT). The Chair of the Trust is Professor Sheila Salmon.  The Trust provides community health, mental health and learning disability services for approximately 2.5 million people throughout Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

We are seeking two exceptionally talented individuals to join the Board of Directors to help lead our organisation in shaping and achieving our strategy. Working with the Chair, other Board Directors and Governors, you will contribute to the development of the strategic direction, provide advice and constructive challenge and encourage a culture of outstanding quality, innovation, and accountability.

We wish to hear from candidates with Board level experience in an organisation of similar complexity.  In particular we would welcome candidates with a proven track record of driving and operating at the highest level in at least one of the following areas:

  • quality improvement and innovation at a strategic level
  • commercial experience including new business models and service re-design
  • strategic development of commercial, joint ventures, estates, land, property and asset management.

Our Non-Executive Directors all require a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and will champion effective, safe services and excellent patient, service user and carer experiences. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly experienced individual with the expertise, talent, drive and a passion for public service to join the Trust Board to influence and shape the NHS and make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The successful candidate will utilise their professional skills, perspective and add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, hold senior managers to account and offering collaborative challenge and advice. Most importantly you will share our focus on ensuring the users of our services are always our first priority.

To apply, you must be resident in one of our constituencies: Essex (based on Essex County Council boundaries), Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk. We value and promote equality and inclusion, and encourage applications from all sections of the community particularly candidates from a BAME background.

How to apply:

To apply please submit by email a comprehensive CV and a detailed supporting letter together with the signed test of independence and pre-employment self-declaration to cathy.lilley@eput.nhs.uk quoting NED application in the subject field. Full details for applying are included in the Candidate Information Pack.

Candidates are not to submit applications via NHS Jobs the above process should be followed.

Full details, including the candidate brief and application instructions, can be downloaded from the Trust’s website, NHS Jobs, NHS Improvement, NHS Employers or by contacting Cathy Lilley, Trust Secretary at cathy.lilley@eput.nhs.uk For an informal and confidential discussion about the role with the Chair of the Trust, please call 01268 739679 or email cathy.lilley@eput.nhs.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10:00 on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

Informal meetings will be held on Tuesday 15 May 2018 and formal interviews will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Basildon Holiday Inn in Essex.

Candidate Information Pack PDF, 209.5 KB

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