Executive Recruitment

Non-Executive Director

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Closing date:
26th October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
11am on Monday 26th October 2020
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson via MS Teams
10th & 11th November 2020
Virtual Final Interviews
Wednesday 25th November 2020

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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of acute and specialist services to over 580,000 people across Worcestershire, and employs over 6,000 staff. With 954 beds, the Trust operates out of three main sites; the Alexandra Hospital, the Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre, and the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, as well as operating services from a further three community hospitals.

It is an exciting time for our Trust, as the new leadership team ensures that we deliver on our purpose of Putting Patients First. Our new Clinical Service Strategy sets out a blueprint where we can make better use of our hospital sites, our beds, theatres, appointment slots and other capacity. We are addressing the staffing challenges that affect our ability to deliver sustainable services and are implementing new and improved ways of working. We will work with new and existing partners to provide the most effective services as close as possible to our patients’ homes. We will deliver better experience, better outcomes, at lower cost, and in a way that reduces health inequalities.

We are looking for a Non-executive Director (NED) and Associate NED to join our Board. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.  You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  We are particularly looking for people who can support us in the area of health inequalities.

We are seeking senior level experience in a large and complex organisation in addition to:

NED post: Experience of patient advocacy and /or community engagement as well as ideally a financial qualification and experience as a senior financial officer.

Associate NED post: Experience of patient advocacy and /or community engagement and board level experience

For both posts, you will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board. You will bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development. You will be able to hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge. Critically you will shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust.

For more information or an confidential discussion contact our recruitment advisors at GatenbySanderson: Julia St Clare on 07807 631 564 or Melanie Shearer on 07785 616 548.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Melanie Shearer
07785 616 548
Julia St Clare
0203 854 2203
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