Dec 182018
 

Non-executive Director - Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We seek a Non-executive Director able to demonstrate recent substantial experience at senior or Board level with particular experience in clinical, biomedical, academic, or commercial areas. The ideal candidate will have previous experience serving or working in the health or public sector.

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s largest cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. We have an extraordinary commitment to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and providing the best standards of personalised care possible to our patients.

In May 2019, Royal Papworth Hospital will move to a brand new, state-of-the-art hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

In the last 100 years, Royal Papworth has built an incredible reputation as one of the leading cardiothoracic hospitals in Europe. We are famous for pioneering a series of “firsts” in heart and lung medicine – from the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979 to the world’s first successful heart, lung and liver transplant in 1986.

We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK. We have a long and established reputation for innovation and leading-edge research. Royal Papworth Hospital was originally formed as a tuberculosis hospital in 1918 and our pioneering culture has led us to carry out many landmark procedures such as the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the UK’s first beating heart transplant in 2006, the UK’s first Total Artificial Heart patient discharged home in 2011 and most recently Europe's first successful heart transplant using a non-beating heart. Our move to the new Royal Papworth Hospital is the next chapter in our story. It is our chance to keep making history and continue pioneering new treatments that save lives across the world. Our new location on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will also give us a much greater opportunity to work with other research organisations and hospitals to bring new treatments to patients more quickly.

We treat over 24,000 inpatient/day cases and over 92,000 outpatients each year from across the UK. Royal Papworth has nearly 1,900 staff and an annual budget of £165 million.

We seek a Non-executive Director able to demonstrate recent substantial experience at senior or Board level with particular experience in clinical, biomedical, academic, or commercial areas.The ideal candidate will already have board level experience and previous experience serving or working in the health or public sector. The Trust Board is keen to improve its diversity to reflect the communities we serve. We therefore would especially welcome and encourage women and applicants from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic groups to apply.

You must embody the values set out in the NHS constitution, support the Trust ethos of exceptional service delivery to patients, and embrace the governance challenges arising in a Foundation Trust where the Council of Governors holds the NEDs, individually and collectively, to account for the Board’s performance.

As a Board member, you will work alongside Executive and Non-executive Directors to constructively challenge and support the development of proposals on strategies, scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and satisfy yourself that financial controls and systems for risk Management are robust and effective.

If you would like further information regarding the Trust and/or this role please contact Oonagh Monkhouse, Director of Workforce on 01480 364978 or Anna Jarvis, Trust Secretary on Tel: 01480 364555.

  • Closing date for applications: 6 January 2019
  • Interview date: interviews will be held on 28 January 2019
  • Remuneration: £11,615 per annum
  • Time commitment: equivalent to 3 days a month for an initial 3 year fixed term contract.

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.

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