Non-Executive Director

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £12,500 per annum for minimum 2.5 - 3 days per month time commitment

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  • Expiry date

    30 June 2019

  • Client

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe54384

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing provider of acute and specialist care for a catchment population of over 500,000, rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission. Our values - Everyone Matters, Working Together and Making a Difference - are at the heart of all we do.  We now seek a talented and highly motivated Non-Executive Director to help drive forward the next stage of the Trust’s strategic development.

With a turnover of circa £358m and a workforce of circa 5,000, RUH Bath is a vibrant organisation with a reputation for delivering high quality services and strong resource management. Our status as an NHS Foundation Trust grants both a degree of autonomy and responsibilities for managing our resources, operational plans and partnerships in order to achieve our strategic goals as a healthcare provider, major employer and developer of clinicians and clinical knowledge.

Your role will be as a Non Executive on a Unitary Board adopting sound and sustainable strategies, monitoring the operational programme and ensuring the Trust fulfils statutory and legislative responsibilities.   Patient safety and care will be at the centre of your actions, and you will use your professional skills and perspectives to add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, holding executive directors to account, and offering collaborative challenge and advice.

We are actively seeking candidates who bring experience of operating at board or strategic level from a range of professional backgrounds, including those who can bring skills from different sectors. To maintain a balanced Board we are particularly interested to meet people who have one or more of the following attributes:

  • Up-to-date knowledge of HR/OD
  • Clinical knowledge or experience of delivering Healthcare ideally in a non-NHS sector
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment
  • Coming from a BAME background or identifying as having a disability

Furthermore, we are also looking for individuals who are committed to helping the Trust develop services for the local community.

You will be a progressive, ambitious and driven individual with a proven record of delivery who is able to establish relationships across complex stakeholder landscapes. You need to be able to spare at least 2.5- 3 days per month to fulfil the duties.  All candidates for such roles in the NHS need to be able to pass the Fit and Proper Person’s Assessment.

Closing date1st July 2019
Long listing9th July 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 15th July 2019
Short listing23rd July 2019
Final panel6th August 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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
Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Lucy Deane: 07825 990 792