East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust - 2 non-executive directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: East of England
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 01/12/2017 11:00
Interviews: 12/12/2017

Vacancy Description

We are recruiting for two non-executive directors for the East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust (EEAST). These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Joining us at a particularly key stage of our journey, successful candidates will be highly motivated and will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing health and care services, and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. Our new NEDs will need an appreciation of the diversity of our stakeholder landscape, be an inspirational leader and bring challenge, support, innovation and passion to the team.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  We are looking for a strategic leader who has significant experience of working at a senior or board level in large and complex organisations in the commercial, public or charitable sector. You will have senior or board level experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience of stakeholder engagement within the East of England in the context of an understanding of the social, political and economic influences on the NHS and other organisations
  • Commercial and business development expertise with a strong business acumen, ideally gained within a customer service delivery environment
  • Workforce transformation with a focus on supporting people and creating a positive workplace culture
  • Digital transformation in a service delivery driven organisation

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

  • support the creation of a sustainable unitary board that takes collective strategic decisions
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold fellow directors to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a culture that aligns with the trust’s vision and values

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 Modelopens in a new window.

Applicants must live within Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

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.

Additional Information

Key dates

  • closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 1 December 2017 at 11.00am. Please forward your completed application to appointments@nhs.net
  • interview date: Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • proposed start date: To be confirmed

Getting in touch

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Sarah Boulton, the Chair of the trust, please contact Laila Abraham on 07834249951.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 123 2068 or by emailing sharon.davies19@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 will 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
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
20171101 M1457 Information Pack (PDF 349KB)
20171101 M1457 Monitoring Form (doc174kb)
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