Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director in Common x2

Body: NHS England & KHFT
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: South West London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £14,000 pa
Time Requirements: 3-4 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    09/12/2022 at 11:00

  • Preliminary interviews

    December 2022

  • Panel Sift


  • Stakeholder event

    January 2023

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

This is a unique opportunity to undertake an associated leadership role across acute and community services at both Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KHFT) and Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH). The post-holder will be a Non-Executive Director in Common (NEDiC) as a voting member of the boards at both KHFT and HRCH. The KHFT and HRCH boards take collective responsibility for setting the strategic direction for the Trusts. The boards oversee their commitment to working together to deliver exceptional, compassionate care – each and every time – and to provide outstanding care and services.

Both HRCH and KHFT are high performing trusts and best in class for quality and staff experiences as evidenced in staff and patient surveys, as well as performance targets and awards. We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of 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 experience in one of the following areas:

Primary Health Care NEDiC will have experience of leading or working within a primary care setting. The post holder would have senior level 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, and experience and knowledge of wider system working including STPs/ICSs and preferably a Clinician or GP. Knowledge of population health (and health inequalities) would also be desired.

Finance NEDiC will have experience of leading or working within a finance or accounting context at a senior level in non-executive and/or executive capacity. They will have relevant qualifications in finance related matters and be able to demonstrate undertesting of the related issues.

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.

Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong affinity and connections within the regional areas served by the trust and an understanding of the diverse communities it serves.

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

Monitoring Form L2733
Final NHS Joint NED Info Pack HRCHKHFT
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