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Non Executive Director

Job Reference: 285-1120-NED

Employer:
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Department:
Non-Executive Director
Location:
Delta House, West Bromwich
Salary:
£12,500 per annum pending increase on 01 Apr 2021

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.


The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit a Non-Executive Director.

After significant recent success in working collaboratively, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust were merged to form the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April this year. This is an exciting time for our new organisation who will be responsible for the delivery of mental health and specialist learning disability services across the whole of the Black Country health system. This merger provides a unique opportunity to build on the outstanding joint work our clinicians have been leading to deliver innovative developments which improve services for people across the Black Country. We are excited about the future and share a passion and commitment to developing an outstanding organisation. Together we will have an income of almost £170 million, with over 3,000 staff operating out of 65 sites over four boroughs.

The Trust is a major provider of specialist mental health services across Sandwell and Wolverhampton, and specialist services for people with a learning disability across the four Black Country boroughs. It also provides universal community childrens services in Dudley.

We are seeking a person with:

 an understanding of the Culture in the Black Country

 a background in public health

 general understanding of how IT can support the local health economy

 have experience in one or more of the following:

- Clinical

- Financial

- Business / Commercial / Entrepreneurial

- IT Projects / Cybersecurity

- Social care

- Community

The time commitment is expected, between 3 and 4 days per month.

In return we offer:

 Annual remuneration of £12,500pa (pending increase from 1 April 2021)

 Full reimbursement of travelling and subsistence expenses

 Ongoing training and development

 An initial three year term with extensions thereafter subject to satisfactory performance and governing body approval. This may be subject to amendment dependent on current organsiation transactional plans.

All applicants need to be registered as public members of the Trust, residing in any of the areas within the Trust’s designated public consistuency.

Interested? Then for an informal discussion about the posts contact:

Trust Chair, Jereremy Vanes on 0121 612 8081

Mark Axcell, Chief Executice Officer, 0121 612 8081

Gilbert George, Interim Company Secretary on 0121 612 8072 or Gilbert.George5@nhs.net

Ashi Williams, Director of People on 07775 014 326 or ashi.williams1@nhs.net

Closing Date: 7th December 2020

Interview Date: 21st December 2020

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, and is a non-smoking organisation.

You will be eligible to upload a supporting statement document, no more than 3 pages long with your application.

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For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGilbert GeorgeJob titleInterim Company SecretaryTelephone number0121 612 8072Additional contact information

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact:

Interested? Then for an informal discussion about the posts contact:

Trust Chair, Jereremy Vanes on 0121 612 8081

Mark Axcell, Chief Executice Officer, 0121 612 8081

Gilbert George, Interim Company Secretary on 0121 612 8072 or Gilbert.George5@nhs.net

Ashi Williams, Director of People on 07775 014 326 or ashi.williams1@nhs.net




** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.


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.



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