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Non Executive Director

Job Reference: 177-CORP-1113

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Board
Great Yarmouth
£12,800 progressing to £14,000 per annum

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas. The Trust provides an integrated hospital and community children’s service.
Patent and staff experience is important to us and these are the behaviours we live by:
Putting patients first
Aiming to get it right
Recognising that everybody counts
Doing everything openly and honestly



Why not become a Non Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of your local hospital?

Duration: 3 years, a minimum of 3 days per month, various days as required

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real contribution to the healthcare of our local community. We are seeking a person living in the locality to join our dynamic Board of Directors to help us shape the way that we use our financial resources to provide quality care in an ever changing political landscape.


We provide acute hospital services to the population of Great Yarmouth and Waveney and a substantial number of visitors. Our first priority is to ensure our patients remain central to everything we do and that they always come first.


The Care Quality Commission’s most recent rating confirms that we are a ‘Good’ Trust. We are proud of our hospital and the people that work here; we are ambitious, innovative and focused on continuous improvement, delivering services in different ways to ensure they are sustainable and provide what our patients need. Overall we are doing well, but there is always room for improvement; the financial situation remains an ongoing challenge when balanced against safe, high quality care and access to services.


After a period of hand over, you will take over as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee, providing an ‘oversight’ role on behalf of the Board, reviewing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls. This will focus on the Trust’s governance processes, risk management and internal control, internal and external audit, counter fraud and financial reporting. We are developing a more commercial approach as an important way of increasing our income to help us develop our site and our services and to maximise the benefit for our patients. This role would challenge and provide assurance on value for money and the effectiveness of systems and processes.


As a corporate Board member, you will work with other Non Executive Directors and the Executive Directors, collectively taking full responsibility for the success of our organisation. Our current Board is very effective and demonstrates shared values. If you are likeminded and are….


  • Passionate about quality of care

  • An excellent communicator with a talent for influencing change

  • Able to relate to groups and individuals at all levels

  • Skilled at questioning, offering challenge and independent thinking

  • A strategic thinker, giving consideration to complex challenges

  • Honest with integrity and high ethical standards

  • Suitably qualified and experienced


... we would very much value your application. As a diverse multicultural organisation, we welcome interest from all sections of society. A full programme of induction and relevant training will be offered to the successful candidate.


Please talk to us if you are interested in this role. For an informal discussion contact the Chair’s PA on 01493 452680 to arrange a discussion with Anna Davidson or email directly Arrangements can also be made to discuss the role with the current Audit Committee Chair.

Closing date: Sunday 26 August 2018

Interviews: Monday 17 September 2018

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship : We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to "name of 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 all communication regarding your application will be made via email. You authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process. In accordance with and to the extent permitted by Data Protection Legislation in order for the Trust to perform its obligations under this application. Personal data relating to you may be kept electronically or in hard copy format.

Should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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