Apr 212017

Trustee with a nursing background - Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

London  w Approximately 12-15 days per year w  Expenses payable

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is a leading UK hospital for people with profound and complex disabilities resulting from damage to the brain through accident, injury or neurological illness.

Founded in 1854, we are a highly-respected charitable hospital and research centre, providing services for adults with acquired brain injury. Our Putney based community provides specialist care, therapies and innovative technology to meet the complex needs of people with profound disabilities. We pride ourselves on caring for our patients as individuals, offering hope and practical and emotional support to them and their families.

The RHN is determined to continue as a leader in its field and excellence in nursing care is central to this success and so the Board now wish to strengthen the profile of nursing by appointing a new trustee who has a nursing background.

This is an exciting role, requiring excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish credibility rapidly with diverse stakeholder groups.  Your reputation in nursing as a clinical leader, significant track record in transformational or organisational change in complex environments, or alternatively leading research and development in an academic setting will have been gained ideally at Board level. A passion for excellence will be a key driver for you and your values should align with those of the RHN.  Your understanding of current clinical practice and governance, not necessarily in the neuro-disability sector, will be coupled with knowledge of wider healthcare policy and you will have an interest in the unique role of specialist services alongside NHS provision.  You will be very comfortable with major strategic issues and also have the ability to focus on operational details. Ideally you will have worked at regional, national or international level during your career. Alternatively, you may be at an earlier stage in your career and see this role as part of a wider portfolio of Board level interests.

We believe that our Board should reflect the diverse communities that we work in and serve. We therefore welcome applications from any individual with the relevant knowledge and expertise.

For further information, see the Veredus website reference 929672, or for an informal discussion, please contact our retained consultants: Annette Sergeant on 020 7932 4393, annette.sergeant@veredus.co.uk, or David Rason on 020 7932 4212, david.rason@veredus.co.uk

Please apply with a CV and short covering statement to VeredusHealthTeam@veredus.co.uk by 30th April 2017.

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