Non-Executive Director (Legal)

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Typically 4 days per month (equivalent) Remuneration £13,500 per annum

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  • Expiry date

    13 November 2018

  • Client

    Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe47831

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) provides a wide range of mental health, learning disability and neuro-rehabilitation services to a population of 1.4 million people in the North East of England. We are one of the largest mental health and disability organisations in the country and are one of only three mental health and disability trusts to be judged ‘Outstanding’ by the

Care Quality Commission.

At the heart of all we do is a commitment to developing services that enable and empower our service users to reach their potential and live fulfilling lives.

We are now seeking two non-executive directors to join our Board, one to join our Audit Committee, requiring a charted accountant with experience of audit, internal controls and risk management gained in a large complex organisation; the second role requires an individual with a legal background.  Both roles will require individuals whose personal values are aligned to those of the NHS and of NTW; prior experience of the NHS is not required.  You will work as part of the Board of Directors and will play a pivotal role in shaping and delivering the Trust’s strategy as the NHS continues to develop. It is a role which requires you to help us to fulfil our vision of championing those we serve and you will need empathy, compassion and the ability to connect with service users, their families and their carers.

Candidates should have a strong connection to the NTW area. 

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

Closing date9am 14th November 2018
Preliminary interviews21st & PM 23rd November 2018
Final panelFriday 14th 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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