Jan 172018

Two Non-Executive Directors - Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

surrey-and-borders-partnership-nhsSurrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading providers of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disability services for people of all ages in southern England.

The opportunity

Today we are the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities services to the 1.3million population in Surrey and North East Hampshire and also provide drug and alcohol services in Surrey and Brighton as well as social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire. In total we provide over 140 services, all of which are registered with the Care Quality Commission.

A focus on providing individual treatment and support that helps people work towards recovery is at the heart of everything we do, and to this end, our 2,300 staff operate across 47 sites. Our services are provided in community settings, hospitals and residential homes with an emphasis on providing local treatment and support close to people’s homes wherever possible.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental well-being of the local population. As a Foundation Trust we have over 6,000 public members.

The Role

To support the Chairman and Chief Executive whilst exercising personal responsibility and accountability in order to focus on the following key areas:

  • Strategy
  • Planning
  • Performance monitoring
  • Governance
  • Guidance
  • Sub-Committees
  • Communication and wider support
  • Self

Essential criteria

In particular, we are looking for two specific areas of expertise:

  • Risk and Safety
  • Partnership working

You will be an outstanding individual able to demonstrate a significant level of understanding of, and interest in, healthcare issues, and a commitment to the NHS and the aims of NHS Foundation Trusts, in particular. Board level experience in the public, voluntary or private sector is a requirement together with evidence of a successful track record of delivery. Business acumen, a strong sense of accountability and strategic thinking are essential attributes together with good interpersonal skills.

The role is suitable for someone who is passionate about the services offered by our Trust to the communities we serve and through their involvement bring an external perspective and knowledge to our decision making. You will demonstrate the highest standards of personal conduct, and independent judgement and experience based on partnering with other organisations, user-led design, supported living partnerships or research and development gained from commercial, local authority, voluntary or social enterprise sectors, which you will apply for the benefit of the Trust, its stakeholders and its wider community.

You must meet the Fit and Proper Persons requirements and be eligible to be a member of our Foundation Trust as set out in the terms of our Constitution.

Application documents

Application process

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 12 February 2018
  • Longlisting 20 February 2018
  • Shortlisting 6 March 2018
  • Selection events 19 March 2018

All applications must quote the reference SaBPNED and include:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter (no more than two pages) indicating how you meet the selection criteria and articulating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for four referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A contact email address and telephone number
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Fit and Proper Person Self-Certification- Form (available on our website: www.hunter-healthcare.com/opportunities/)

Please send by email to Rhiannon Smith at Hunter Healthcare on:


Find out more

For a confidential discussion please contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian on 020 7935 4570 or by email: jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com

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