Non-Executive Director

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £12,241 per annum (subject to review)

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  • Expiry date

    01 September 2020

  • Client

    Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Based in the Borough of Hackney, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital and community services to the people of East London and the City. It also provides specialist services including obstetrics, neonatology, fetal medicine, fertility, neurorehabilitation, bariatric surgery in addition to asthma and allergy services to a wider population. With a workforce of over 3,500 across 75 sites, the Trust was one of the first to gain Foundation Trust status (in 2004) and since then it has retained a reputation as an innovative, quality driven Trust. 

We are recognised as innovators in embracing methods and systems that promise better and safer patient care and our current strategic plan sets out an ambitious, yet values driven vision focussed around three strategic priorities of Quality, Integration and Growth.  Externally, effective partnership working has been consistently at the core of all that the Trust does; and as a key contributor to the East London Health and Care Partnership (along with local CCGs, councils and fellow provider organisations) we are aware of the responsibility we have in shaping the context within which we operate and influencing the development of the local health and care system. 

With this in mind we must ensure that we have the expertise required at Board level to support the ongoing development of the Trust and its navigation of the changing context within which it operates.  We are currently seeking to appoint new NEDs to our Board,  candidates will bring either a depth of clinical credibility as a doctor, nurse or allied health professional along with strategic leadership experience OR expertise gained at Board level in a large, complex, third sector or commercial environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, together with an ability to grasp the relevant issues; underpinned by an understanding of how to engage, listen and build relationships with other key stakeholders both internally and externally are of paramount importance.  Above all else we are seeking a genuine commitment to supporting our Trust and its people to continue to serve patients effectively, safely and respectfully.

For further information click on the button below or for a confidential conversation please contact Melanie Shearer at GatenbySanderson on 07785 616 548.

Closing dateTuesday 1st September 2020
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySandersonWednesday 9th & Thursday 10th September 2020
Final panelMonday 28th & Tuesday 29th September 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.

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
Melanie Shearer: 07785 616 548

Julia St Clare: 0203 854 2203