Jul 222019

Non-Executive Director - Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Job Reference: 184-ARGEN07
Employer: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Non Executive Director
Location: Mallard Court, Bridgwater, Bridgwater/Taunton
Salary: £12,875 per annum

Non-Executive Director

The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of community health services as well as secondary care mental health services and specialist services to the population of Somerset. It has an annual budget of around £168 million and employs over 4,000 staff.

The Trust is in the process of a proposed merger with Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April 2020. The aim of the merger is to provide the population of Somerset with integrated care pathways and improve patient experience and the quality of care provided.

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join our dynamic Board and the Board of the merged organisation.

You will need to have experience or an interest in the services we provide, along with significant main Board experience and skills in strategic planning, governance, finance and performance management. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with either relevant or recent experience in mental health services. The successful candidates must be able to challenge constructively, communicate effectively and have enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the NHS and in particular in community health services. You must be or become a member of our NHS Foundation Trust.

We offer remuneration of £12,875 per annum for a commitment of approximately four days a month.

For further details / informal visits contact:

If you would like to discuss the role of a Non-Executive Director or arrange an informal meeting, please contact the Chairman, Stephen Ladyman:

By post at: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 2nd Floor Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4RN.

By telephone on 01278 432094, or

By e-mail at stephen.ladyman@sompar.nhs.uk

Applications can only be made online through NHS Jobs.

CLOSING DATE: 26 July 2019

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading.

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • Relocation package – up to £8,000
  • Enhanced rates of pay
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free parking on most of our sites
  • NHS discounts
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working
  • Paid registration fees for the 1st year for newly qualified staff
  • For more information please contact the recruitment team on 01278 432008.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to 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 Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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