Director of Corporate Governance

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


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    27 May 2019

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    Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Barnsley Hospital NHS FT provides a full range of district hospital services to our local community and surrounding area. These include emergency department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services and maternity and children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.  We are in an exciting period with the development of place-based care in the Barnsley area; and we are playing a full role within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System.  Our governance processes and systems consequently need to be exemplary.

The role of the Director of Corporate Governance is a pivotal one and you will take the lead in ensuring that the Trust has in place, sound, integrated corporate governance policies, procedures and structures and the Trust complies with its legal, constitutional and regulatory requirements in order to support the delivery of outstanding, integrated care to the people who use our services. The postholder will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman to provide the appropriate assurance in regards the former elements.   You will support the Chief Executive Officer in fulfilling their Accounting Officer responsibilities with respect to good governance and to maintain the highest standards of prudence, propriety and regularity.  The postholder will also be be the Trust Secretary.

We are looking for considerable experience of working at, or close to, Board level within a complex organisation, including experience of dealing with senior external stakeholders, and an understanding of NHS constitutional and corporate governance matters.  You will need to be an excellent communicator, someone who can demonstrate and uphold the Trust’s values; you will need sound judgement, discretion, influencing skills and the ability to maintain confidence and establish highly effective relationships among a range of internal and external stakeholders.

If this role is of interest to you, please contact Michelle Shirley or Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6090. 

Closing date9am Tuesday 28th May 2019
Shortlist meetingThursday 30th May 2019
Final Panel InterviewsMid-June
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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Michelle Shirley: 0113 205 6295

Jo Boardman: 07834 030501