Non-Executive Director - Audit Chair

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £13,000 per annum for circa 3-4 days per month

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  • Expiry date

    06 November 2018

  • Client

    Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality care to a population of approximately 300,000 people living in the areas of Alsager, Crewe, Congleton, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Sandbach and Winsford. We provide a comprehensive range of acute, maternity, child health and intermediate care services from our three sites – Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community health services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal. Employing more than 4,500 members of staff, we have an annual income of more than £225m. 

A progressive organisation with strong leadership, our vision is ‘to deliver excellence in healthcare through innovation and collaboration’ and we are committed to continually improving our services and the experience of our patients.  We are proud of the external recognition we have received for our services and as a top employer.  We are one of a small number of acute Trusts rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission and we are proud to be in the top five acute trusts in the country for staff engagement, and the top performing combined acute and community trust, in the 2018 national staff survey results.

At a time of change and challenge in the provision of care services, we are looking for two exceptional individuals to join our Board as Non-Executive Directors and help us to maintain our transformational journey. Our Non-Executive Directors provide oversight, governance and strategic leadership, sourced in significant board or senior management positions in organisations of similar size and complexity. For one position, we are looking for people with recent, significant financial experience, with the associated UK financial qualifications and membership, as this role will Chair the Audit Committee. For the second, we are keen to consider those with experience that will add complementary value to our existing Board.  As such, backgrounds of interest include those with workforce engagement expertise, primary care or strong commercial experience. In return, we offer the opportunity to shape our strategy and our performance, enhancing the health of the populations we serve.

Closing DateFriday 2nd November 2018
Preliminary InterviewW/c 19th November 2018
Final Panel InterviewThursday 20th December 2018
How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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Contact details
Emma Pickup: 0113 205 6289

Michelle Shirley: 0113 205 6295

John Wilson: 0113 205 6074