Associate Non-Executive (Clinical)

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
£13,000 per annum for a time commitment of 3-5 days per month
Closing date:
9am Monday 15th July 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
9am Monday 15th July 2024
Preliminary Interviews
Late July & early August 2024
Final Panel
Monday 16th September 2024

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Here at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM), we are ambitious for improvement, and passionate about our goal to be a world-class centre of clinical and academic achievement, where our staff work together to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care, and the best people want to come to learn, work, and research. We want all our patients, staff, and partners to reach their potential, and we are extremely proud to be one of the country’s largest and most modern University Trusts, with over 12,300 dedicated staff and a turnover of c£1.1b. Our two hospitals (Royal Stoke University Hospital, and County Hospital at Stafford) provide a wide range of acute and specialist healthcare services to our local populations as well as being a Major Trauma Centre for a wider population of 3 million people from Anglesey to the Peak District. Our services represent more than half of the Staffordshire health and social care economy and we are working collaboratively with our partners, commissioners and our public to integrate services, deliver more of these closer to home and create a sustainable model for the future.

At a time of significant change and challenge in our sector, we are seeking to appoint a values-driven and inspiring Non-Executive Director and Associate Non-Executive Director to join our engaged and dynamic Board focused on putting patients, their families, and our people at the heart of all our strategic decisions. In these roles you will demonstrate compassion for our staff and those we serve, promote the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance, and offer independent challenge and support.

For the Non-Executive Director position we are keen to hear from individuals with strong financial backgrounds from either the public, private or third sector; leaders who are able to scrutinise complex performance data and offer constructive insight and challenge.  For the Associate Non-Executive Director we are seeking a clinical leader who can add stretch to our quality assurance and improvement agendas.  Both roles require strategic and politically astute leaders with Board level or equivalent experience gained in complex person-centred environments.  With the highest standards of personal integrity and an understanding of the accountabilities of being part of a Unitary Board, you will have a passion for the work of the NHS and the part it plays in the wellbeing of our communities.

To learn more about us, these roles and the appointment process, please click on Apply below and for a confidential discussion, contact Eleanor Lawrence, Isha Hussain, Julia St Clare or Emma Pickup on or 07900601622.

We recognise the importance of diversity throughout our organisation and at our Board to provide a fresh and different perspective to our decision making and we particularly encourage applications from people from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. This is a great opportunity to proudly improve services for local communities.

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How to Apply

  • Please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.
  • A completed fit and proper person form – the template can be downloaded from the same place as the job description.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • You should provide the names, positions, organisations, and contact details for your referees, which must be your line managers and include your current and most recent employer. The referees should cover at least two roles as the minimum. Please note, should you be appointed, you will be required to provide references covering your last 6 years of employment as per the new NHS Fit and Proper Person regulations. Where there have been gaps in employment, this six year period will be extended accordingly. Referees will only be contacted for those proceeding to the final stage - we will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
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