West London NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: West London
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    19/02/2020 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at West London NHS Trust. 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.

West London NHS Trust (WLT) is one the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. The trust was rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and its forensic services.

WLT cares for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. The trust aims to be the best organisation of its kind in country.

WLT provides care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

WLT’s physical healthcare services includes Ealing Community Partnership which provides community health services in Ealing and intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level commercial experience gained in a large and complex organisation. You will also have links to the local community, which includes the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow.

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

For information about the trust, such as business plans, annual reports, and services, visit their website. We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Tom Hayhoe, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Carol Carter on 020 8354 8067.

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

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