Nov 072017
 

Associate Non-executive Director - The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

We are recruiting an Associate Non-executive Director for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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The opportunity

We are recruiting an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Please note that the successful candidate will be a key member of the NED team. They will attend trust board meetings and relevant committee meetings, playing an active role by providing advice and appropriate challenge across the range of Trust healthcare services and supporting business areas. However, as they are not formally appointed as Board members, and should circumstances arise, they will not be eligible to vote. In all other respects Associate NEDs are of equal status and value.

You will be identified through NHS Improvement using our selection processes but will be appointed by the Trust. This is part of the Board’s succession planning and the successful candidate may be considered for appointment as a full non-executive director, without further competition, if a suitable vacancy arises.

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.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have functioned at senior Executive/Board in one or more of the following areas:

  • IT experience at a strategic level
  • governance experience within the commercial sector, bringing experience of strategic planning, financial, risk and performance management.

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 ideally should live in or have strong connections with the Leeds area.

Application documents

  • Information pack PDF, 495.7 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form DOCX, 176.5 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.

Application process

  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 20 November 2017 at 11am*
  • Interview dates: 29 November 2017
  • Proposed start date: to be confirmed

*Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

Find out more

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Linda Pollard, the Chair of the trust, please contact Joy Murphy on 0113 206 4326
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

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