London Ambulance Service NHS Trust - 2 Non-executive directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 29/11/2019 11:00
Interviews: January 2020 - date to be confirmed

Vacancy Description

We are recruiting two Non-executive Directors 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 and who are served by the Trust.

Post One

As a key member of the Trust Board, you would provide advice, guidance and challenge to the Executive to ensure delivery of the Trust’s 2018-2023 Strategy and annual objectives and business plan.  In so doing, you would also be an active member of the Finance and Investment and Charitable Funds Committees, as well as Chair of the Audit Committee, ensuring internal audit recommendations are implemented in an effective and timely manner.

Post Two

As a key member of the Trust Board, you would provide advice, guidance and challenge to the Executive to ensure delivery of the Trust’s 2018-2023 Strategy and annual objectives and business plan.  In so doing, you would also be an active member in one or two sub-committees of the Board, including the current Logistics and Infrastructure Committee, providing assurance on, and overseeing strategic development and investment in, Fleet, Estate and IM&T whilst ensuring compliance with all regulatory and statutory duties as appropriate.

Person Specification


You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will most likely have gained experience at Board level in the public sector or within a large-scale, complex corporate environment.  You will bring experience of strategic and financial leadership and seniority of view to provide guidance to the wider board.  It is expected that both NEDs will also bring challenge and support to the Trust’s Executive, and have particular skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Strategy
  • Audit
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Digital
  • Promoting diversity and Inclusivity

Post one

You will have recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation gained at a senior level within either the private or public sector. You will preferably have a financial qualification.

Post two

You will have recent, relevant experience of working in systems or partnerships, or of building strategically important collaborations, ideally in London.  Expertise in planning/property would be useful.

For both posts, 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 with Heather Lawrence OBE, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Maureen Williams on or Lisa Taylor on

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd has been engaged by LAS to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role with Hatty Cadman please contact Anne Dirven on 020 7227 0802 or by email on

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for either of these roles 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 on the NHS Improvement website
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available

Please forward your completed application to before the advert closes.

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