Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director in common

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £27,000
Time Requirements: 6 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/06/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 5/07/2021

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH) and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (St George’s) are seeking high calibre candidates to apply to join the Boards of Directors as a non-executive Director in common (NED in common). This is an opportunity to share your expertise and experience, contribute to the leadership of the Trusts and help them deliver their vision of outstanding care, to their patients, staff and the communities they serve across South West London and beyond.

The successful candidate will Chair the Trusts’ Audit Committees and must therefore be a qualified accountant and bring relevant and recent financial experience.

This is an exciting time to join both trusts, as they implement their strategies, develop their culture, and work in closer collaboration to transform patient care at both Trusts and with their partners across South West London.

Person Specification

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

  • Recent, relevant and senior or board level financial experience gained within a large and complex organisation. You will be a qualified accountant with the ability to chair the Audit Committee.
  • A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

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 trusts, including championing equality, diversity and inclusion at scale.

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 live in or have strong connections with the area served by the trusts.

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

Find out more

  • Alumni Harvey Nash are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact James Whitehead, at James.Whitehead@HarveyNash.com or on 07545 741153
  • At shortlist stage we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Gillian Norton, the Chair of the trusts and / or Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive of St George’s, and Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive of ESTH. These discussions can be facilitated by Alumni Harvey Nash.
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net 
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