Aug 262021

Non-Executive Director and Associate Non-Executive Director - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Have you got what it takes to positively influence the strategic direction of a local NHS Foundation Trust?

  • Can you think differently?
  • Can you challenge constructively?
  • Are you committed to making sure our population receives excellent health services?

If this sounds like you, we would really like to hear from you!

As a Non-Executive Director, you will play an important part in the achievement of the Trust’s objectives, as well as working with other Board members and the Trust’s Council of Governors to help determine its future strategy. We are looking for an individual who will bring skills, enthusiasm, energy and personal experience to the Board as well as a passion for the provision of quality health services. Your commitment to keeping the interests of patients at the heart of what we do will help you both challenge and guide the organisation as we seek to achieve ongoing improvements and transform the way we delivery health care.

If you support and value public service, share our values and believe that you can champion the standards of public life, we would like to hear from you!

We are one of the largest providers of healthcare in the North West. With more than 9,000 employees and an annual income of over £550 million, the Trust offers a wide range of general hospital services to the local population of around 450,000 who live within the boroughs of Chorley, South Ribble and Preston. We are also proud of delivering a wide range of specialist services to the wider population within Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our specialist services include renal, cancer, vascular surgery and neurosciences.

You will need to be able to commit a minimum of 4 days per month (on average) to the role – this may be during the working day and in the evening. In return Non-Executive Directors receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum, whilst Associates receive a remuneration of £6,500 per annum.

You must be eligible for membership of the Trust (the main requirement being to reside in any local authority area of the North West of England) and have a strong commitment to the NHS. In particular we are looking for individuals who are to demonstrate an ability to understand business and finance issues in a very large and complex organisation and are seeking to appoint candidates who have preferably had a successful career at a senior level working across complex systems and with partner organisation, have experience of strategic change programmes involving multiple organisations and who have a good understanding of local communities and the wider determinants of health and social care.

We are committed to, and actively promote, equality of opportunity for all staff and we want our Board of Directors to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We welcome all applications, especially from under-represented groups including people from minority ethnic communities and those whose lived experience provides our Board with a fresh perspective. Applications are particularly encouraged from those who:

  • Are from a minority ethnic background
  • Have experience of gender and women’s issues
  • Are a younger person
  • Are open about their faith
  • Have an understanding of or have experienced social deprivation and used this to influence positively
  • Live with a disability
  • Are openly LGBQT+

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th August 2021 and applications should be made via NHS jobs. Please include a CVs and application letter outlining the reasons for your application.

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