Apr 302018

Non-Executive Director - The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals

Job Reference: 317-2018-NED
Employer: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Trust Board
Location: Freeman Hospital
Salary: £15,000 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. With around 13,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”. With more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally and was awarded ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of healthcare and is one of the most respected in the UK for its clinical excellence and innovation, as demonstrated by the Care Quality Commission’s rating of ‘Outstanding’. The Trust is one of the biggest outside of London and brings together the Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary and Campus for Ageing & Vitality, complemented by a range of Community based services. It spends over £1 billion a year and employs circa 13,500 people.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join our Board and we are looking for someone of real talent and ability. The successful candidate will be expected to bring independent judgement to the Board and we are seeking a balance of skills and experience which could come from the areas of healthcare, finance, legal, commerce, business and other professions, from the public, voluntary or private sectors.

An understanding of the key business drivers which make organisations successful and strong governance experience, operating in a large private, voluntary or public sector environment at Board or equivalent level; would be welcome.

You will need to demonstrate a strong commitment to the NHS and a genuine interest in healthcare.

The time commitment for Non-Executive Directors is expected to be in the range of 2 to 4 days per month. The actual commitment will require some flexibility to fit in with the business cycle.

If you think you have the qualities we require and would like to find out more, you can download the job description, person specification and application details from NHS Jobs quoting 317-2018-NED or request a copy by contacting Kelly Jupp, Trust Secretary, in the first instance on (0191) 223 1702 or email kelly.jupp@nuth.nhs.uk. For an informal chat about these positions with the Trust Chairman or Acting Chief Executives, please contact the Trust Secretary in the first instance who will seek to arrange.

Job Type: Fixed term
Working pattern: Part Time
Pay Scheme: Other
Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical
Specialty/Function: 317 Trust Board

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Closing Date:21/05/2018

Contact Name: Kelly Jupp

Email Address: kelly.jupp@nuth.nhs.uk

Telephone:(0191) 223 1702

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