The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Yorkshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £13,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2-3 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    25/05/2021

  • Closed for Applications

    28/06/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    15/07/2021

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although Associate NEDs take full part in all aspects of Board work including as members of Board sub committees the only difference from a full NED being, they do not 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 NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise, and they have the appropriate skills.

Person Specification

Leeds and its surrounding areas have a rich background of cultures and LTHT is committed to ensuring their organisation reflects this at all levels. LTHT wants to seek people who have experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This may have been gained through links with the voluntary or not for profit sectors, community involvement or business initiatives.

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 gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.

Whatever your background, LTHT is interested in your ability to add to the existing Board members’ life experience and bring personal insights into one or more of the following:

  • The experience of gender and women’s issues
  • Younger People
  • Those who are open about their faith
  • The lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds
  • Those who live with a disability
  • Those who are openly L/G/B/T/Q+

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.

Applicants should either have strong connections with the Leeds area or the ability to travel to Leeds.

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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Dame Linda Pollard, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Marie Pearson on 0113 206 4326 or email marie.pearson7@nhs.net
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to: NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net. 

Attachments
N2356 LTHT ANED Info Pack
N2356 Monitoring Form
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