Apr 192017

4 Non-executive Directors - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest providers of mental health, learning disability, social care and community services in the country, with a reputation for innovation.

Essential criteria

Our Non-Executive Directors are responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust in pursuit of its strategies to provide effective and high quality healthcare services.

The new Non-Executive Directors will be integral in supporting Southern Health through the next steps in our journey. They will seek to ensure that clinical quality and safety are integral to the provision of high quality, person-centred services. They will critically assess the integrity of financial, clinical and other information, and ensure that financial and clinical quality controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible.

They are responsible for determining appropriate levels of remuneration of Executive Directors and will play a significant role in safeguarding Southern Health through effective succession planning and embedding a strong leadership culture across all levels of the Trust.

Role Summary

  • Uphold the values of the Trust and ensure that the Trust promotes equality and diversity for all its patients, services users and other stakeholders
  • Ensure the Trust complies with all its terms of authorisation, the Constitution and any
    other applicable legislation and regulations at all times.
  • Oversee Trust financial information to ensure its accuracy and that financial controls and risk management systems are robust and defensible, in accordance with the requirements set out by NHS Improvement
  • Ensure the Trust operates within the highest standards of probity, value for money and governance at all times
  • Provide independent judgement and advice on issues of strategy, vision, performance, resources and standards of conduct and constructively challenge, influence and support the Board
  • Support, and challenge where appropriate, the Chief Executive and other Board Directors to ensure the Board conforms to the highests standards of corporate governance.

Remuneration - £13,000 -£16,000 per annum depending on responsibilities

Time commitment - 3/4 days per month

Application documents

Application process

Closing date for applications: 11 May 2017
Shortlisting: w/c 29 May 2017
Interview date: w/c 12 June 2017

Find out more

How to apply:

All applications must quote the reference SHNEDS and include:

  • A full curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter indicating how you meet the selection criteria and articulating why you are interested in the role
  • Contact details for four referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A contact email address and telephone number
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Fit and Proper Person Self-Certification Form (available on our website: www.hunter-healthcare.com/opportunities/)
  •  Shortlisted candidates will be expected to meet the Fit and Proper Persons Test - further information can be found here: http://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2014/12/fit-and-proper-person-test-briefingopens in a new window.

Please send by email to Rhiannon Smith at Hunter Healthcare on: applications@hunter-healthcare.com

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