Aug 252020

3 Associate Non-Executive Directors - East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is seeking 3 Associate Non-executive Directors with senior level experience in a range of areas


The opportunity

There are vacancies for three Associate Non-executive Directors (NED’s) at East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST). 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.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in one or more of the following areas:

Post 1

  • Experience of strategic finance management, estates and fleet oversight and IT change programmes, with the ability to Chair the Performance and Finance Committee

Posts 2 & 3

  • Experience in corporate governance, freedom to speak up, organisational diversity and inclusion or emergency services experience would all be of interest to the trust

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 live in or have strong connections with Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

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

  • Candidate information pack
    PDF, 280.8 KB
  • Monitoring form
    DOCX, 152.3 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications 24 September 2020
  • Interview date 3 November 2020
  • Proposed start date TBC

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply forward your completed application to [email protected]

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointmentsopens in a new window

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Nicola Scrivings, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Emma de Carteret on 07599 061 731
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing [email protected]

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