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

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