non Executive Directors - Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Body: Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Appointing Department: Welsh Government
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: The Trust is a national service, with meetings held across Wales and virtually by Teams. As we return to face to face Board and Board development sessions, these are likely to be primarily in Cardiff and St Asaph, however regular regional meetings will also be held to engage with the public and our stakeholders
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £9,360 per annum plus travel and other reasonable expenses within reasonable limits.
Time Requirements: 4 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    07/12/2021 at 16:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

As a Non-Executive Director you will:
 Take an active part in discussions, providing your opinion, challenge, and
support to the Board on key issues on which the Board is accountable.
 Provide advice and guidance on issues relevant to your own skills, expertise,
and experience.
 Bring past experience, knowledge and influence to the work of the Board to
promote innovation, challenge the norms and ensure good governance.
 Focus on results and outcomes and ensure the Executive Directors deliver their
key objectives.
 Support the Chair, Chief Executive and Executive Directors in the governance
and stewardship of the Trust.
 Ensure that the Trust manages risk effectively.
 Analyse and critically review complex information and contribute to sound
decision making Attend and contribute to the regular bi-monthly Board of
Directors meetings and other Board Sub-Committee meetings as appropriate,
as well as regular Board development sessions.
 Be expected, in time, to fully understand the business through active
involvement to enable you to support the effective performance of the
 Work closely with other public, private and voluntary organisations and make
sure that the views of our population allow us to shape, develop and improve

Person Specification

The Non-Executive Director will demonstrate the following qualities:
 Ability to contribute to the strategic vision for the future of the Trust.
 Ability to provide independent challenge and scrutiny whilst maintaining
constructive relationships.
 Ability to provide a knowledgeable, impartial, and balanced perspective on a
range of sensitive and complex issues.
 A understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion.
 A commitment to adhering to the ethical standards detailed in the Seven
Principles of Public Life (Nolan Principles).
 An understanding of health issues and priorities in relation to the Welsh
Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the wider health system in Wales.
 Exposure to transformational organisational change and digital solutions in the
public or private sector.
 Experience in public or third sector engagement.
 An understanding of risk management, and systems of internal control and
 Experience of operating at senior or board level within a large and complex
public or private sector organisation with a background in collaborative

Welsh Language
Welsh language skills are desirable but not a pre-requisite for appointment.
However, all candidates will be expected to display an empathy towards the
language and demonstrate leadership to strengthen bilingual service provision within
the NHS in Wales.

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