Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: South West
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 20/01/2020 11:00
Interviews: February 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people using mental health and learning disability services, served by the Trust.

The Non-executive Director will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees including the Quality and Standards Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and Planning Committee and Delivery Committee.

A wide range of experience will be considered for the role to help AWP on its journey to become an outstanding trust. However, for succession planning purposes, senior level experience of quality and patient safety, financial management in a complex environment or business strategy will be welcome.


Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services, with a particular interest in mental health and learning disability services. You will be able to demonstrate experience of operating successfully at a senior level. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Strategy development in complex systems
  • Quality and patient safety and/or quality governance gained from a medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care background in a clinically focused, academic, research or regulatory role
  • Financial management in a complex organisation, with a recognised financial qualification

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the Trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model

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 .

Additional Information

We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Charlotte Hitchings the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Sue Cook on 01225 362923

Hunter Healthcare – are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 0207 9354570 or by email on jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults.  Your references may be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack and is available for download on the NHS Improvement website
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
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