East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust - non-executive director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: East of England
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £11,500 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    04/02/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    02/03/2020 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    16/03/2020

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at 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 served by the Trust.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. The successful candidate will have finance experience with a recognised financial qualification and the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee.

Previous experience of chairing an Audit Committee would be advantageous but not essential.

The remit of the Audit Committee Chair within the Trust will include oversight and being the Non-Executive champion for both Freedom to Speak up and Duty of Candour, so understanding and experience of these areas would be highly desirable.

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 Modelopens in a new window.

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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the area served by the trust.  However, we would welcome applications from candidates in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire, as these areas are underrepresented on the board.

Additional Information

The trust – we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Nicola Scrivings, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Emma de Carteret, Head of Governance on 07595 551196 to arrange

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 from the NHS Improvement website
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
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