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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/05/2021.

Non-Executive Director

Job Reference: 317-2021-NED

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trust Board
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£14,500 per annum (with additional payment for Com

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 15,000 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 best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

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 seeking a new
Non-Executive Director

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to providing healthcare at its best with people at our heart. We are proud of our outstanding reputation asone of the best performing hospitals in the UK and we have a long and established reputationfor 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 refresh our Board and appoint one new Non-Executive Director (NED), to provide constructive and independent challenge and support, diverse insight and strategic input; and ensure that we have robust systems of risk management and governance in place.

To support us on our journey and help us to build on our success as a digital exemplar, we are looking for a new Non-Executive Director. The ideal candidates will have well-developed leadership skills gained at a senior management/Board level in a technological, IT, information management or artificial intelligence environment. Beyond this, candidates will need
to demonstrate experience of working inclusively with diverse populations, good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to think independently, challenge appropriately and work effectively as part of a team.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our existing Board, and positively improve the representation of women and people from ethnic minority groups. To achieve this, we are seeking applications from people who are passionate about high quality healthcare and delivering outstanding services across the system and whose background, experience and identity will broaden and enhance the breadth of our leadership perspective and style in navigating both current and future challenges.

The ideal candidates will bring senior-level ‘lived’ and professional experience of the issues that affect the health and wellbeing of the communities the Trust serves; a strong alignment to our core values; and direct experience of promoting and enabling diversity of thought and delivery. In terms of specific skills, we are keen to bring in someone with experience of implementing, in any sector, large-scale change management and transformation programmes at pace; or of effectively developing a more equitable culture within an organisation, amplifying the voices of
those who are less often heard; or someone with knowledge of the health and social care sector, and experience of successfully challenging health inequalities.

We are interested not just in your professional qualifications, but also your motivation; the difference and insights your knowledge, expertise from your background, experience, training or career progression could bring to Board discussions; and how you will contribute to the effective governance and diversity of the Trust Board.

Key dates:
• Application Deadline 10 May
• Selection Event 14 June




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