Sep 292020

Non-Executive Director - County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Employer: County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Trust Board
Location: Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, County Durham
Salary: £13,000 per annum

We are actively recruiting to vacancies across the Trust. We would like to encourage applicants to apply via NHS Jobs and to inform candidates that interviews will be taking place remotely via video / Microsoft Teams.

We are extremely grateful to all new applicants and our current staff who have made enquiries and referrals to our bank and recruitment team. Thank you for supporting the NHS, your Trust and community during this challenging time.

Help to influence, shape and drive the future of healthcare within your community
£13,000 per annum with a possible additional allowance of £2,000 should you take on one of a small number of designated Board roles.

The total time commitment averages approximately 4 to 5 days per month, starting on or around 1st January 2021

County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust serves around 600,000 people living in County Durham and the surrounding areas.The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and community based services across two acute hospitals, community hospitals and numerous community bases.

Already a high performing Trust, we are investing in improvements in facilities and service developments, along integrated pathways focusing on patients’ outcomes and experiences. We are looking to strengthen our non-executive team with the appointment of an exceptional candidate living in County Durham, Darlington or the surrounding areas.

If your temperament, ability and experience enable you to work at board level, and you can offer a breadth of relevant skills and experience, we can offer an excellent opportunity to use your talents to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. The successful candidate will serve on our Audit Committee; we are therefore seeking, in particular, candidates – who reside in or near our catchment area - with recent and relevant financial experience, and complementary skills in areas such as audit, risk and governance.

The Board is also seeking to prioritise strong skills in public/stakeholder engagement. You will need to have the credibility to constructively challenge senior managers and be able work collaboratively within and beyond the Trust to help develop and deliver our strategic plans.

CDDFT is an inclusive and diverse employer with significant achievement and learning taking place in the organisation around this agenda. With our continued focus we aim to be more representative of the diversity in our workforce and we are currently under represented at this senior level by people from both ethnic minority backgrounds and females, therefore we would very much welcome applications from these particular groups.

Closing date for applications: 9th October 2020, 12 noon

Virtual Open Evening for Short-listed candidates: 28th October 17.00 – 18.30 hours

Interview: 3rd November 2020

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For further information please contact Warren Edge, our Trust Secretary, by email [email protected] or by telephone on 07825 865335

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