Feb 112019

Non-executive Director - Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive director at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing healthcare at its best, with a personal touch. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK and we have a long and established reputation for innovation and leading-edge health research.

These are exciting and challenging times for the NHS both nationally and locally, and we now have an opportunity to recruit an additional Non-Executive Director (NED) to the Board.

The role of the NED is to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent view on the Trust’s strategy and to oversee the Trust’s implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance.

We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our existing Board, and positively improve the balance of female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Non-Executive Director representation. To achieve this, we are seeking applications from high quality people whose background, experience and identity will broaden and enhance a balance of perspectives in navigating the challenges we face going forward.

Essential criteria for applicants includes:

  • Significant and recent experience at Executive or Non-Executive level, contributing to Board discussion and debate;
  • A strong commitment to developing effective collaborative relationships with partners and key stakeholders;
  • Working with underrepresented citizens within the community the Trust serves and an appreciation of the barriers caused by social deprivation and the consequences on equality of access to health and care services;
  • Experience of implementing cultural and transformational change; and
  • Board or equivalent level contribution and advice in addressing workforce challenges.

Ideally, a specialist knowledge and understanding of health inequalities, their impact and improving population health outcomes, and/or working with the voluntary sector would be a distinct advantage.

As a NED, you are required to provide independence of thought and constructive challenge as well as support our executives and demonstrate commitment to the enduring values of NHS.

All applications will be considered on merit against our selection criteria. However, to improve diversity of leadership at NED level, we positively welcome and encourage applications from women and people who are BAME.

We are interested not just in your professional qualifications – we are interested in the difference and insights your knowledge, expertise from your background, experience, training or career progression will bring to our discussion and contribute to the effective governance of the Trust.

The remuneration is £15,000 per annum with a time commitment of around 2-4 days per month.

Application will be by a NHS Jobs application form and will involve uploading your CV together with a supporting statement (maximum 2 A4 pages in length) in one document outlining your relevant experience in facilitating system and service change, improving population health and outcomes including engagement which valued difference, addressing disparity in workplaces or service delivery and highlighting how your knowledge, skills and perspective would provide a diverse contribution to the Board.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted by e-mail, and will be required to complete psychometric assessments in advance of the interview.

This post is subject to the rehabilitation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Services (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau) to check for any previous criminal convictions. Due to the seniority of post, appropriate checks relevant to the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement will also be undertaken.

If you would like further information regarding the Trust and/or this role please contact Kelly Jupp, Trust Secretary on Tel: 0191 223 1285.

Closing Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday 13 March 2019

  • Information pack
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