Mar 022018
 

Non-executive Director - Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Northampton General Hospital 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.

M1657

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 a Board level role with a demonstrable track record of delivering quality improvement at a strategic level. Applicants should ideally be from a medical, nursing, clinical or social care background.

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 Northamptonshire or the surrounding areas.

  • On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.
  • The remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 pa.

Given the significant public profile and responsibility members of NHS Boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. NHS Improvement makes a number of specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles. More information can be found on our website.

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.

Application documents

  • Information pack (M1657)
    PDF, 536.2 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 (M1657)
    DOCX, 173.8 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* 11am on 3 April 2018
  • Interview date 16 April 2018
  • Proposed start date 1 May 2018

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

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Paul Farenden, the Chair of the Trust regarding the role, please contact his PA Jane Jarman on 01604 545868.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

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