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: Applicants must live within Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 pa
Time Requirements: Equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointments of Carolan Davidge and Wendy Thomas as non-executive directors of East of England Ambulance NHS Trust. Ms Davidge’s appointment is from 4 July 2019 until 3 December 2020 and Ms Thomas’ appointment if from 4 July 2019 until 3 July 2021. Ms Davidge and Ms Thomas have no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information is available on the trust website at https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/about-us/non-exec-directors.htm

Date: 04/07/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/05/2019 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are recruiting two Non-executive Directors  for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Joining them at a particularly key stage of their 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. The candidate will also need an appreciation of the diversity of the stakeholder landscape, be an inspirational leader and bring challenge, support, innovation and passion to the team.

Person Specification

We are looking for Non-executive Directors who are, within the context of a constrained financial position, able to bring relevant transferable experience, insight, expertise and challenge. You will have the skills, experience and knowledge to support the Board in ensuring that the Trust delivers care that is safe, effective, sustainable and provides patients with the most positive experience possible.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

Post 1

You will have senior clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role. Urgent or emergency care experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

Post 2

You will have senior level experience in gained in a large and complex organisation in one or more of the following:

  • Financial management
  • Major transformation programmes
  • Stakeholder management
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Communications
  • Legal expertise
  • Quality service provision

For both posts 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.  We aim to reflect in the composition of our board the communities of patients that we serve.    

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

The Trust – We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Sarah Boulton, the Chair of the trust, please contact Emma de Carteret on 07595 551196.

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
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available

Please forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

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