Head of Corporate Governance

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    Band 8D £70,206 - £85,333

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  • Expiry date

    01 July 2019

  • Client

    Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

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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. 

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.

We are seeking a Head of Governance to join our team.  Responsible for a broad portfolio including corporate governance, secretariat, board assurance and legal services, your team will also support the Governors, Members as well as the Chief Executive and Chairs office. You will keep under view policy, legislative, regulatory and governance developments and facilitate the functioning of the Trusts corporate business processes, ensuring that governance arrangements are ‘fit for purpose’. You will also contribute to the work of the Board in developing organisational strategy in accordance with Trust’s key visions, values and objectives.

With a track record of working with boards the successful candidate will join us as a key member of our leadership team at a crucial time in our development. We’re looking for someone who is thorough yet adaptable, committed to high standards and an active team player, politically astute and able to communicate at all levels, but most importantly you share our values; Everyone Matters, Working Together and Making a Difference.

Closing dateMonday 1st July 2019
Long listingThursday 11th July 2019
Preliminary interviewsTuesday 16th July 2019
Short listingTuesday 23rd July 2019
Final panelMonday 29th July 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.

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Contact details
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Jim Canning: 020 7426 3985