The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Non-executive Director and two Associate Non-executive Directors

Announced
Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Shrewsbury and Telford
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £13,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2-3 days a month

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Raj Dhaliwal as Non-executive Director of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2024. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity. Further information may be available at https://www.sath.nhs.uk/.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    18/01/2022

  • Closed for Applications

    17/02/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift

    TBC

  • Final Interview Date

    16 March 2022 (post 1 NED, Finance) and 22 March 2022 (posts 2 & 3 ANEDs)

  • Announcement

    TBC

Vacancy Description

There are vacancies for one Non-executive Director (NED) and two Associate Non-executive Directors (ANEDs) at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). 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.

You will join the Trust Board of Directors and drive forward the Trust’s strategic development, and, working closely with the Trust Board Chair, you will have a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and provide strategic direction, leadership and challenge at the Board of Directors.

Your role will be to ensure that the Trust fulfils its statutory and legislative responsibilities through utilising your professional skills and perspective to add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, holding senior managers to account, and offering collaborative challenge and advice. You are likely to have close links with SaTH’s catchment area and will be committed to making a difference to the way care is delivered to patients.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. ANEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.   The successful candidates for the Associate roles will be appointed by the Trust but will also be considered for appointments as NEDs of the Board in future, should appropriate vacancies arise.

SaTH values and promotes diversity. They are committed to equality of opportunity for all, and appointments made on merit. They believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve. They particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who are under-represented in non-executive roles.

Person Specification

As in all NHS Trusts, SaTH has a unitary Board, within which there is a shared and collective responsibility amongst all the Directors for the overall strategic direction and performance of the Trust.  As a NED, you will work alongside other NEDs and Executive Directors as an equal member of the Board, and you will share responsibility with other Directors for the decisions made by the Board.

You will be a collaborative individual who is progressive, ambitious and committed, with a proven record of delivery and ability to establish relationships across complex stakeholder landscapes. You will be able to provide constructive challenge as necessary and be able satisfy yourself as to the appropriateness and integrity of the information that comes to the Board and the efficacy of the controls and systems in place to ensure the good governance of the Trust.

It is expected that you will bring fresh perspectives to governance, reflecting your wider experience and skill-sets acquired outside the Trust.

You will have held a senior leadership or consultancy position in either the public or private sector, preferably operating at Board or strategic level, or a senior clinical leadership role within a healthcare environment. You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health and care services.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to operate as a strategic non-executive director promoting patient interests in Trust decision making; and will share and have a commitment to the values of the Trust – detailed below.

You will have senior level experience in one of the following areas:

Post 1, Non-executive role 1:  Recent, relevant corporate finance experience in a large and complex organisation, ideally with a recognised financial qualification, and a specific interest or expertise in audit.

Post 2, Associate Non-executive roleClinical 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

Post 3, Associate Non-executive role: Recent, relevant legal or finance experience in a large and complex organisation, or a firm that services complex organisations, ideally with a recognised legal/finance qualification

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 ideally should live in or have strong connections with the Midlands region or the Shropshire/Mid Wales border.

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

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Dr Catriona McMahon, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Isla Tomkiss on 01743 261000
  • 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
M2507 Monitoring Form
SaTH NHS NED Info Pack M2507
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