Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Two Non-executive Directors

Body: Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13,500 per annum
Time Requirements: 4 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    05/07/2021 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 26 July 2021

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to the population of the Fylde Coast and community and specialist healthcare services more widely across Lancashire and South Cumbria, supporting a diverse population of 1.7 million. The Trust also hosts the National Artificial Eye Service, providing services across England. It has approximately 7,200 staff and an annual turnover of c.£457m.

The Trust is working towards exceptional standards of health and care across the local population and is working in close partnership with the Trust’s health and care partners across the Fylde Coast, Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Trust is part of the Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership which brings NHS and Council organisations together to improve health and care for people living in the area. Although there are challenges, the Trust is in an exciting position to work towards its ambitious vision to be a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, providing high quality, safe and effective care across its communities.

Given the impact and importance of the Trust’s responsibility within the Integrated Care System, this is an exciting time of change and a unique chance for individuals to join their Board as Non-Executive Directors, and have the opportunity to represent the Trust locally, regionally and nationally, as well as having a fundamental impact on improving the health and lives of people in the area.

Person Specification

We seek to appoint two people. Someone who brings substantial experience of clinical practice, leadership and system working and another person who has held a financial / audit or business leadership position, with experience in budget management, and can demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and governance.

Non-Executive Directors will need to be highly collaborative, partnerships and values led and able to both support and challenge the Board. The role will involve collaboration with stakeholders such as peers, Governors, and the wider Board. We seek individuals who will be passionate about healthcare; will show a strong commitment to the local community and working with a range of partners; and have a strong focus on the best interests of all patients and the wellbeing of all staff.

Experience of working within the NHS is not essential although we will expect you to demonstrate a developing knowledge and understanding of the NHS, its regulation and governance throughout the recruitment process. It will be your duty to ensure effective governance, consistent with the Nolan principles and NHS values, alongside assistance in developing a long-term vision and strategy for the Trust.

We value and promote diversity and appreciate the best leadership teams reflect the communities they serve. We strongly encourage applications from people across groups that are underrepresented. Most importantly, we recognise that skills and experience can be lived as well as learnt. The Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident employer and we will ensure that people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity.

Additional Information

For a confidential conversation please contact:

Michael Earnshaw – / 07494 595178

Erica Ritchie – / 07951 078220

How to Apply

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This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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