May 252018
 

Non-executive Director - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) has a vacancy for a non-executive director. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is the UK’s pre-eminent paediatric centre and one of the top children’s hospitals in the world. We are renowned for delivering outstanding specialist and sub-specialist clinical services to children and young people from across the UK and overseas.

Working in partnership with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we support the largest centre in Europe devoted to research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health. Our mission is to provide world-class care by placing the child and their family at the heart of everything we do.

Vacancy description

Following the recent appointment of Sir Michael Rake as Chairman of the Trust (from 1 November 2017), we now require an exceptionally talented individual to lead our organisation in shaping and achieving our ambitious strategy. Working in partnership with the Chairman and rest of the Board, the Non-Executive Director will provide inspirational and dynamic leadership to our Trust. We wish to hear from candidates with Board level experience as an Executive and ideally as a Non-Executive or Trustee, with specific experience in one of the following areas:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of corporate/public law including areas such as: collaborations and business partnerships, joint ventures, company law, corporate governance, commercial and business law, contracts and procurement (including EU requirements).

The candidate will require a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and champion effective, safe services and an excellent patient and family experience. They will be passionate about improving child health and offer leadership qualities which will enable us to continually improve our clinical, operational and financial performance whilst preserving our reputation as a worldwide centre of excellence.

Candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Significant intellect, political nous and credibility to understand the NHS landscape in which the Trust operates;
  • A high degree of integrity and diplomacy to collaborate and sustain relationships with internal stakeholders (Board members, Governors and staff members).
  • An in-depth understanding of governance with the ability to hold senior executives to account and challenge accordingly;
  • Outstanding communication skills.

The Trust welcomes interest from individuals who bring exceptional leadership capabilities from a diverse variety of backgrounds. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a global centre of excellence in child health.

Person Specification

The candidate should have a strong focus on strategic development and implementation and a grasp of the three cornerstones of GOSH's strategy:

  • safe, effective patient care, experience and outcomes;
  • world leading paediatric research; and
  • an excellent place to work and learn.

We are looking for a candidate who will champion effective, safe services and an excellent patient and family experience. You will be personally influential and demonstrate intellectual ability with the capacity to analyse and master complex information and handle differing views in a flexible way.

Essential criteria

  • Strong business and financial acumen, with considerable experience in a senior (partner)/
  • Board commercial law role within a large/complex/changing organisation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of corporate/public law including areas such as: collaborations
  • and business partnerships, joint ventures, company law, corporate governance, commercial
  • and business law, contracts and procurement (including EU requirements)
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent paediatric healthcare, the principles of the NHS and the Trust’s Always Values.
  • Ability to contribute to the hospital’s strategic development and challenge constructively across all areas of the business
  • The diplomacy and empathy to engage, promote and sustain relationships with internal stakeholders (Board members, Governors and staff members).
  • Excellent communication skills and awareness of the sensitivity of the services GOSH provides.
  • Uphold the highest standards of conduct, displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.
  • Qualified to be a member of the NHS Foundation Trust with a home within one of its public constituency boundaries.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of delivering and/or improving patient, family, service user, client or customer services

Additional information

For a confidential discussion on the role contact:

Frank McKenna, Managing Director or Suzannah Fazackerley, Head of Healthcare Research, on +44 (0)20 7333 1849.

Or visit the microsite on https://microsites.harveynash.com/gosh/welcome-letter/

How to apply

All applications must include:

  • A full curriculum vitae/resume
  • Quoting reference: Non-Executive Director: AHXI-531346
  • A covering letter highlighting the aspects of the job description and GOSH that particularly attract you to the post
  • A signed photocopy of your passport (photo page)
  • Contact details for three referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (online)
  • Please send by email to: kat.kamsika@harveynash.com

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The closing date for applications is 20 June 2018

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