East Cheshire NHS Trust, Non-executive Director and Associate Non-executive Director

Closed
Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Cheshire
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2-3 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    08/07/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    12/08/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    08/09/2021

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

East Cheshire NHS Trust is proud to provide safe, effective and personal care to their patients. They are a community and acute trust serving a large population and their vision is to deliver the best care in the right place. They have over 2,500 staff who work across their community settings and their three hospital sites.

You have the opportunity to become part of the Board that sets the Trust’s culture and future vision for an exciting period of new and transformational change.

We are seeking a new Non-executive Director (NED) and Associate NED to the Board. There are three key aspects to the roles:

  1. setting direction and sharing the vision
  2. ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards
  3. holding ourselves and executives to account for delivery

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in a large and complex organisation in at least one of the following areas:

  • Digital change experience gained in a transformed or transforming market
  • Recent, relevant finance experience with the capacity to Chair the Finance, Performance and Workforce Committee, and preferably with a financial qualification
  • Can add to the existing board members’ life experience through one or more of the following; if you can bring insights into:
    • Of BAME heritage
    • The experience of women
    • Younger People
    • Those who are open about their faith
    • The lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds
    • Those who live with a disability or are openly LGBorT

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.

Applicants should ideally be based within a reasonable commuting distance from the Trust (c. up to 1.5 hours).

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 about the roles with the Chair of the Trust, Lynn McGill. Please contact her PA, Janine Homer on 01625 661533, prior to the closing date to make arrangements for this
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net
Attachments
N2417 Monitoring Form
East Cheshire NHS NED Info Pack
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