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Non-Executive Director

Posted: 22 Sep 2020 Closes: 22 Oct 2020
Barnsley, United Kingdom £13,500 per annum
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Non-Executive Director

Job Reference: 163-0591E-09-20

Employer: Department: Trust Board Location: Barnsley Salary: £13,500 per annum

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a reputation for being one of the friendliest hospitals in the country, with good levels of care, high performance against the NHS Constitutional Standards, low infection rates and recently rated as Good by the CQC. It is a circa 400 bedded district general hospital and provides acute services for around 250,000 people living in and around Barnsley - and indeed further afield. Our annual turnover is £230 million and we employ over 4,000 staff. We aspire to build on this success to enhance the quality of our services and our staff's experience of working in the Trust.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a 'we can do this' attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to recovery, sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We welcome applications from people who wish to apply on the basis of a job share or flexible working arrangement, and for our employees we offer access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes.

We hope that you will choose to join us.

Non-Executive Director

(Clinical/Medical/Nursing background)

£13,500 per annum, an average of five days per month

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a 'Good' rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment, and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

In order to deliver the best care to our patients we know we need the best leaders to help us on our journey and to continue to be the best for our patients. As a Foundation Trust we enjoy greater flexibility, but this places greater reliance on the leadership and governance of our Board.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a 'we can do this' attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

We have a leadership team in place that is driving financial stability, innovation, efficiencies and improvements right across the service and as part of our journey to CQC 'Outstanding' the Board is looking for an experienced professional from a healthcare professional or clinical background to enhance the Board's skill set and to join them as a Non-Executive Director (NED).

You may be a doctor, pharmacist, healthcare scientist, nurse or therapist and you should have knowledge of our regulatory framework and a passion for patient care. As a member of our Quality Committee, amongst other committees, you will have a direct role to play in ensuring our quality agenda is delivered and will have an opportunity to influence the standards of care our communities receive.The successful candidate will have leadership skills and a strong commitment to the values of the NHS. The ability to challenge constructively through solid knowledge and understanding is a critical component of the role.

Successful candidates will evidence experience of working in a clinical/medical/nursing environment as essential and you will have some board/senior management level or equivalent experience in a large, complex health organisation. Healthcare registration via Nursing & Midwifery Council, General Medical Council or Health & Care Professions Council is an essential criterion for this role.

You should live or work in the Barnsley area or Yorkshire and Humber region and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Barnsley community as well as the Trust.Only those applications from candidates meeting this requirement will be considered.

You should also be committed to the NHS and the principles behind an NHS Foundation Trust.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities that they serve.

We particularly welcome suitable applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in non-executive roles and on Boards.

If you would like any further information or clarification to assist in your application then for an informal discussion with the Chair please contact Lindsay Watson, PA to the Chief Executive and Chairman on 01226 431800.

For application enquiries please contact Michelle Sheppard, HR Resourcing Manager on 01226 432312, alternatively email michellesheppard@nhs.net

Closing Date: 18 th October

Virtual Assessment Centre Date: Tuesday 27th October

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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