Jul 142020

Non-Executive Director - Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director with senior level experience of large-scale transformation and restructuring in complex environments for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

The opportunity

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director (NED) for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to people’s lives and to support one of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts as it embraces the exciting and life enhancing developments of integrated healthcare for the 21st century.

COVID-19 has seen the NHS as a whole make rapid changes to its operating model, with innovation around patient pathways, and use of digital and other technologies. This is a particularly crucial time for the Trust, and wider NHS partners: macro changes, around integrated care, system working, population health, and the digital opportunity have now met the extraordinary pace of pandemic preparedness to make real the potential for change in health service provision. The last few months have been a time of real pressure for the Trust, but this has also highlighted the importance of partnership working across London and further afield, focusing on flexibility, agility and innovation. Whatever lies ahead, much of this change, and the efficiency it has brought with it, will be consolidated into future practice, and there are important implications for the future direction of the Trust. In this context, it is a powerful moment to consider the impact non-executives can have on their organisations.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will bring prior senior level experience of:

  • leading on large scale transformation or restructuring in customer- or patient-facing environments- ideally with experience of transforming the patient offer
  • leading on strategy to improve population health and/or population health inequalities
  • leading, at Board level or equivalent, in medium to large matrix organisations, and of delivering complex programmes
  • overhauling significant processes and systems
  • working well with executive and NEDs
  • championing change with credibility, gravitas and impact.

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 London.

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.

Application documents (the Information Pack will be available as soon as possible)

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 receipt of applications 16 July 2020 at 11am
  • Interview date mid-late August 2020 (to be confirmed)
  • Proposed start date to be confirmed

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 Appointments

Find out more

  • Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to identify potential candidates. We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Saxton Bampfylde in the first instance. To arrange a conversation please contact [email protected] / [email protected]
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing [email protected]

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