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Non Executive Directorships

NED for the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Newcastle

Date Posted: 04/02/2019

Closing Date: 27/02/2019

Part time

£15,000 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing healthcare at its best, with a personal touch. We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK and we have a long and established reputation for innovation and leading-edge health research.

These are exciting and challenging times for the NHS both nationally and locally, and we now have an opportunity to recruit an additional Non-Executive Director (NED) to the Board.

The role of the NED is to support the Board of Directors in providing an independent view on the Trust’s strategy and to oversee the Trust’s implementation of national strategies and regulatory compliance.

We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our existing Board, and positively improve the balance of female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Non-Executive Director representation. To achieve this, we are seeking applications from high quality people whose background, experience and identity will broaden and enhance a balance of perspectives in navigating the challenges we face going forward.

Essential criteria for applicants includes:

    • Significant and recent experience at Executive or Non-Executive level, contributing to Board discussion and debate;

 

    • A strong commitment to developing effective collaborative relationships with partners and key stakeholders;

 

    • Working with underrepresented citizens within the community the Trust serves and an appreciation of the barriers caused by social deprivation and the consequences on equality of access to health and care services;

 

    • Experience of implementing cultural and transformational change; and

 

    • Board or equivalent level contribution and advice in addressing workforce challenges.

Ideally, a specialist knowledge and understanding of health inequalities, their impact and improving population health outcomes, and/or working with the voluntary sector would be a distinct advantage.

As a NED, you are required to provide independence of thought and constructive challenge as well as support our executives and demonstrate commitment to the enduring values of NHS.

All applications will be considered on merit against our selection criteria. However, to improve diversity of leadership at NED level, we positively welcome and encourage applications from women and people who are BAME.

We are interested not just in your professional qualifications – we are interested in the difference and insights your knowledge, expertise from your background, experience, training or career progression will bring to our discussion and contribute to the effective governance of the Trust.

The remuneration is £15,000 per annum with a time commitment of around 2-4 days per month.

Application will be by a NHS Jobs application form and will involve uploading your CV together with a supporting statement (maximum 2 A4 pages in length) in one document outlining your relevant experience in facilitating system and service change, improving population health and outcomes including engagement which valued difference, addressing disparity in workplaces or service delivery and highlighting how your knowledge, skills and perspective would provide a diverse contribution to the Board.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted by e-mail, and will be required to complete psychometric assessments in advance of the interview.

Due to the seniority of post, appropriate checks relevant to the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement will also be undertaken.

Please see the recruitment information pack entitled ‘Additional Information’ on the right hand side of the advert.

If you would like further information regarding the Trust and/or this role please contact Kelly Jupp, Trust Secretary on Tel: 0191 223 1285.


Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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