London Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director

Announced
Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 17/09/2018 11:00
Interviews: 16 October 2018 after 1pm

Vacancy Description

We are recruiting a Non-executive director to join the board of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.  There is also an opportunity for appointment as an Associate Non-executive director as part of this process.

The Associate Non-executive director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate Non-executive directors cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a Non-executive director of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have clinical and patient safety expertise with an understanding of clinical and corporate governance.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by ambulance trusts. You will also be interested in understanding how technological advances can improve patient experiences.

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.  

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 – for an informal and confidential discussion please contact Philippa Harding, the trust’s Director of Corporate Governance (0207 783 2498) in the first instance.

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

Attachments
20180810 L1783 Monitoring form
20180820 L1783 InformationPack
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