Non-Executive Director (Finance)

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey & Berkshire

  • Location

    Surrey & Berkshire

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Salary/Remuneration

    Attractive salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    07 January 2020

  • Client

    Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe60876

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement.  As a well performing, well led and ambitious Foundation Trust, we have exciting times ahead of us.  We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.  We are proud of the strong links we have with our communities, our engaged and caring workforce (comprising over 8,500 people) and our reputation for delivering effective, safe care.  Certainly, this is a time to reflect and recognise our many outstanding achievements.  But it is also the time to look to the future. 

The financial and demand challenges mean that the NHS is not sustainable in the way it has operated for over 70 years. We in Frimley Health must change at pace in this era of empowered patients, chronic health conditions and new technologies to continue to provide excellence in care in the future. There are opportunities to drive synergies and efficiencies across our diverse, multi-site organisation and we are committed to transforming our models of care to achieve them.   We have launched our new strategy for the future with our vision to be a leader in health & wellbeing, delivering excellence for our communities.  We are excited to be delivering significant programmes of investment, such as a £49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site and the construction of a brand new £98m state of the art hospital to replace the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood. We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. 

Our Non-Executive Directors will have a key role to play in contributing to these developments; in these two posts we are particularly seeking senior level clinical leadership expertise with a qualification in medical, nursing or allied healthcare profession and strategic finance skills with a finance qualification. Candidates will need to have a track record of success at Board level in a complex customer facing environment and be engaging with our staff, Governors, members, Partners and communities. You will also have a relentless focus on quality and improvement, in addition to an inclusive, collegiate style and the ability to balance risk and opportunity effectively.

Closing dateMonday 6th January 2020
Preliminary interviewsTuesday 21st & Thursday 23rd January 2020
Board SeminarShortlisted Candidates to attend Board Seminar on 7th February 2020
Final panelTuesday 11th February 2020

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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Contact details
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Julia St Clare: 0203 854 2203