Non-Executive Director

East London NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £15,454 per annum; 3 days per month

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  • Expiry date

    30 September 2019

  • Client

    East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe57227

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, working alongside our patients, communities and partners, to ensure that we are providing responsive and effective support so that they can fulfil their potential. 

ELFT has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in September 2016 and again in June 2018, and is financially robust and an active system leader, both locally and nationally. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We are recognised internationally for our ambitious quality improvement programme, which has transformed the culture of the Trust and the way we work with our staff. We are also internationally well regarded for the way we work meaningfully alongside our service users and carers in all aspects of our work.

We have embarked on a new ambition which will ensure that we will maintain our high quality of service delivery whilst becoming a lead provider of integrated care and improving the health and wellbeing of the communities that we serve.

We are seeking an experienced and talented individual who will add value to our strong, vibrant and forward thinking Board and who has experience and a strong interest in frontline quality and quality improvement.  Preferably, you will have strong connections with or in depth knowledge of Bedfordshire and Luton, have lived or personal experience as a service user or carer, and/or have clinical experience. A sound understanding of the NHS and/or third sector would be an advantage.

You will need sound judgement and possess a clear understanding of governance along with a commitment to public service values and a collegiate approach. It is essential that candidates have worked at a senior level in a large, complex organisation, and are able to make a distinct contribution to the strategic direction and future success of ELFT.

We are proud that we are one of the most diverse Boards in the NHS and understand the benefits this brings to the quality of services and effective decision making. We therefore actively encourage applications that will assist to maintain that diversity. Preference will be given to candidates who live in or near areas to which the Trust provides services.

Closing dateMonday 30th September 2019
Preliminary interviewsTuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th October 2019
Assessments & Referencingw/c 28th October 2019
Final panelThursday 7th November & Monday 11th November 2019

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV; completed fit and proper person form; Declaration of Independence; 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
Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Richard Murphy: 020 3854 2219