East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director and Associate Non-executive Director

Body: East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Suffolk and North Essex
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Preliminary interviews

    3 to 16 January 2023

  • Panel Sift

    w/c 16 January 2023

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Non-Executive Director / Associate Non-Executive Directors
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) was formed in July 2018, following the merger of Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals, and is now one of the largest health trusts in the country.

We provide healthcare to almost a million people – not only from our two acute hospital sites, but also from a number of community settings, including six community hospitals, high street clinics, surgeries and in people’s homes.

We have a £950 million budget, and employ around 12,000 dedicated and caring staff.

The Trust is run by a Board of Directors which has overall responsibility for everything we do. It is made up of both Executive and Non-Executive Directors, who provide an independent check on how well the Trust runs.

Person Specification

We now have three opportunities to join our Board – one as a Non-Executive Director (NED), and two as Associate NEDs. For the NED, we are particularly keen to hear from those with experience either of commercial leadership, or of leading change through digital / technology, and who have operated at a senior and strategic level in a complex organisation.

All three individuals will provide expert support to the Board, and will contribute to a range of Board committees. While Associate NEDs do not participate in formal Board votes, the role has been designed both to support NHS Board succession strategy and to achieve a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDS may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise which matches their skills. Local knowledge or connection will be a distinct advantage.

Each of these roles represents an excellent opportunity to join a well-regarded and high-performing organisation, with a clear trajectory of ambition. Whether you are an experienced or aspiring non-executive, we can offer both challenge and support, along with a highly-expert and motivated group of colleagues at every level. The culture is highly respectful, appreciative and accountable, and we have an agile approach to decision-making. We are striving to build a board that reflects the full range of diversity, and we very warmly encourage applications from all those whose life experience and insights are not heard often enough at Board level.

Additional Information

For further information, please visit www.esneft-ned.co.uk. Alternatively, you can contact Dr Emma French at Cadence Partners by email at esneft-ned@cadencepartners.co.uk or on +44 020 7947 4960.

Alternative formats for supporting information can be requested at your initial contact.

How to Apply

Please visit www.esneft-ned.co.uk

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

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