Mar 262018

Non-executive Director / Audit Chair designate - Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust offer a tremendous number of opportunities with a pioneering spirit, culture and history of developing clinical practice for the benefit of their patients.

About the Trust

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

In 2018, 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.

They treat over 25,000 inpatient/day cases and over 92,500 outpatients each year from across the UK.  The hospital has nearly 1,900 staff and an annual budget of over £135 million.

Essential criteria

They are seeking a Non-executive Director able to demonstrate recent substantial financial experience at senior or Board level, with associated UK financial qualifications and membership, e.g. CCAB or CIMA, capable of chairing our Audit Committee.  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. Therefore, they especially welcome and encourage applicants from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic groups to apply.

You must embody the values set out in the NHS constitution, support the Papworth 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.

Application process

Closing date: 3 April 2018
Interview date: TBC

If you would like further information regarding the Trust and/or this role please contact Oonagh Monkhouse, Director of Workforce on 01480 01480 830541 or Roy Clarke, Director of Finance on Tel: 01480 830541.

Application document

Information pack PDF, 283.9 KB

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