Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Assurance

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


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    21 March 2022

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    Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS community, mental health, dementia and learning disability services to approximately 450,000 adults and children living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Most of our services are based in local communities, enabling care to be provided as close as possible to where people live. Our quality achievements are underpinned by a strong track record of successful service and financial delivery. Rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission we have wonderful staff whose drive and commitment is outstanding and unfailing during the most difficult circumstances.

As part of a newly formed Leadership Team we are looking to appoint an Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Assurance to our Executive Board. As a key member of our senior management team you will be primarily responsible for establishing sound governance procedures that will ensure quality, efficiency, effectiveness, integrity and business focus for the Trust with Board level responsibility for ensuring the Trust is adequately prepared to comply and secure compliance with legislative and regulatory frameworks.

You will ensure that Board and Governor meetings are run efficiently and effectively, are properly supported and comply with their legal, fiduciary and other duties. You will be the Trust Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), have overall ownership of the Organisation’s Information Risk Policy, act as champion for information risk on the Board and provide a written governance statement to the CEO in regard to information risk. Importantly you will role model and display the trust values and behaviours whilst empowering and enabling local leaders in making governance everybody’s business.

We are seeking an exceptional individual who will empower and enable our teams to embed good governance practice. With significant corporate governance experience you will be confident  operating at Board level in a complex, regulated environment with a proven track record of embedding robust governance, assurance and risk management frameworks.  With excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail, you will bring a positive influence to our Board whilst we focus on closer working and greater integration of health and care services, in order to provide the very best outcomes for our population.

For more information about us, the role and to apply, click on the button below.

To discuss further, please contact Jude Watters (jude.watters@gatenbysanderson.com) or Melanie Shearer (melanie.shearer@gatenbysanderson.com / 07785 616548).

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday 21st March 2022 at 09:00

Short listing
By 28th March 2022

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
Tuesday 29th March 2022

Stakeholder Sessions & Panel Interviews
Friday 8th April 2022

How to Apply

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.


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