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Non-Executive Director | North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

"Working together to be the best at providing outstanding care for local communities” – join us as a Non-Executive Director on our Board at an exciting time as we continue to grow and develop our Trust for the people we serve

  • Location: Peterborough, Stamford and Huntingdon
  • Salary: £12,556 (part time)

It is an exciting time for the Trust as we continue to grow and develop to meet the needs of the 850,000 population we serve.

The Trust has annual turnover of circa £575 million. The Trust includes three hospitals in Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and supports community clinics in Doddington, Ely and Wisbech. We are a busy Trust, with close to 7,000 staff.

We are a forward-thinking organisation with large scale capital development plans requiring strategic oversight and assurance from the non-executive team.

 

We are already redeveloping Hinchingbrooke hospital and are bidding for funds to enable us to rebuild it. We also have plans to improve and develop the Peterborough hospital site which will help us address the health inequalities that exist in our area and operational and staff pressures that the whole of the NHS is facing.

Given these exciting plans we are seeking a financially qualified and commercially minded person with a background in or understanding of strategic estates leadership and large capital programmes. You may be asked to be the non-executive lead for our major capital development programme or take on the Chair of Audit role in the future.

Alternatively, candidates could bring a strategic digital leadership background alongside their financial qualification and knowledge to assist us in driving forward with improvements and modernisation of systems and services with our partners.

We are looking for someone who can add value to the board through their experiences, perspective and strategic insights as well as their ability to seek assurance from, and hold to account, the executive team in a collaborative manner.

With the creation of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System we soon form part of a statutory partnership between NHS, local authority and third sector across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.

The ability to see things at a system level and the willingness to collaborate with partners for the greater good will be key in this role.

Experience of working within the NHS is not essential. A collaborative, inquisitive, supportive, open and honest approach is more important.

It will be your duty to ensure effective governance, consistent with the Nolan principles and NHS values, alongside assisting in developing a long-term vision and strategy for the Trust with the executive directors and Council of Governors.

We value and promote diversity and appreciate the best leadership teams reflect the communities they serve.

We strongly encourage applications from people across groups that are underrepresented. Most importantly, we recognise that skills and experience can be lived as well as learnt.

The Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident employer, and we will ensure that people with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity to progress if and where possible.

Closing Date: Monday 18th October 2021

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partner

Julie Hacon | Julie@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07904 812645

Michael Earnshaw | michael@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07494 595178

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Julie Hacon

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Welcome to our Trust

We are delighted that you are interested in the Non-Executive Director role at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. It is an exciting time for the Trust as we continue to grow and develop to meet the needs of the 850,000 population we serve.

The Trust has an annual turnover of £575m. It includes three hospitals in Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and supports community clinics in Doddington, Ely and Wisbech. We are a busy Trust, with nearly 7,000 staff members.

We continuously strive to ensure our patients receive the right care, first time, every time. We are a key partner in the Integrated Care System for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and also work closely with the partners in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and Rutland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Board and influence the future of the Trust and the healthcare we provide. So, if you are looking to contribute to delivering outstanding care in an environment which is challenging and growing, we would encourage you to consider becoming a Non-Executive Director at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Hughes                    Caroline Walker

Chairman                        Chief Executive

The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust  was formed on 1 April 2017. The trust runs three busy hospitals – Peterborough City HospitalHinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford and Rutland Hospital. Together they serve approximately 850,000 residents living in Cambridgeshire, South Lincolnshire and the neighbouring counties.

Our hospital sites offer a wide variety of acute services to a growing population. All three sites deliver inpatient and outpatient services. Additionally, we run outpatient and radiology services at Ely and Doddington Hospitals. Previously the three main acute hospitals were run by two separate trusts – Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Hinchingbrooke HealthCare NHS Trust.

By combining the two trusts in 2017, we have been able to strengthen the clinical and financial sustainability of our hospitals which will help retain services that were previously deemed fragile and ensure patients can continue to be able to access treatments closer to home.

In addition, the merger has increased the Trust’s offering to prospective employees – with greater opportunities to work in larger teams and across the diversity of its sites in order to gain wider experience in their field

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust employs 6,789 staff and is supported by an army of 567 volunteers who dedicate some of their free time to support hospital services mainly in patient-facing roles.

 

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    Timetable

    Closing date: Monday 18th October 2021

    Candidates informed of outcome: Tuesday 26th October 2021

    First Stage Interviews: w/c 25th October 2021

    Second Stage Interviews: Monday 8th November 2021

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