Non-Executive Director

East London NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Job type


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £15,454 per annum; 3 days per month

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  • Expiry date

    11 May 2020

  • Client

    East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ref: GSe62857

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. Ultimately this person will chair our Quality Assurance Committee so preferably you will have lived or personal experience as a service user or carer, and/or experience of quality assurance. An understanding of the NHS, social care or the third sector would be an advantage, as would an appreciation of quality improvement methodology.

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.

The NHS is in an unprecedented place as it deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Nightingale Hospital that is operating out of the Excel Centre is at the heart of the communities we serve. With people forced to isolate for weeks at a time, this runs the risk of breaking down traditional support networks, and we are prepared and stand ready to support those facing mental health and other challenges as a result of this and the wider pandemic, and this role offers a way for you to help with the ongoing efforts.

Closing dateMonday 11th May 2020
Preliminary interviewsMonday 1st and Wednesday 3rd June 2020
Final panelWednesday 1st July 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
Serena Dobson: 07530 627120

Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Jim Canning: 020 7426 3985