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Non-Executive Directors x 2 (Clinical and Non-Clinical) DHU Healthcare

Exciting opportunity to join the Board of DHU Healthcare - an innovative ‘not-for-profit’ community interest company providing a diverse range of high-quality services to the NHS frontline across the East Midlands and beyond.

  • Location: Derby, East Midlands
  • Salary: £15,000 (average 3 days per month)
  • Closing date: CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS

DHU Healthcare is a ‘not-for-profit’ community interest company providing a diverse range of services to the NHS frontline, including urgent and emergency care, primary care, out of hours services and NHS111.

We operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, across a wide geographical area, including Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire – a population totalling around ten million. A socially conscious organisation, we provide compassionate, safe, high-quality care to our patients and the communities we serve and offer a supportive work environment to our 2,000 people.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two, well-respected senior professionals to join our Board as Non-Executive Directors. We are seeking to appoint individuals who share our values and ambitions and are passionate about building on our success. The NEDs will work with the Board, CEO, and Executive Directors, to inform, deliver and develop the company strategy in line with commissioning requirements.

We are looking for the individuals to bring proven knowledge and experience at Director-level in two areas – Clinical and Organisational Development/HR/Change Management/Transformation. The Clinician could have a background as a GP, Nurse, Medical Director or other clinical fields with in-depth knowledge or experience of clinical research. The OD/HR individual will need an understanding of organisational culture on performance and productivity.

Overall, individuals will need to have good financial acumen, understand corporate governance, complex strategic issues, bring current commercial strategies to deliver sustainable business growth, and experience of influencing strategy, quality improvements and service delivery, through effective and credible communication with a wide range of stakeholders at local and national levels. Knowledge and experience of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Care, and local authority systems would be advantageous, but is not essential.

To be successful in this role, candidates will be excellent communicators, with the ability to create impact, by engaging and influencing key stakeholders in order to facilitate positive change. They must be driven and passionate about creating and shaping an innovative strategic vision for the best possible long-term benefit of the organisation and our patients. They will be well-respected within their professional communities and can positively influence peers.

In addition, DHU want to attract people from all backgrounds with a range of abilities, so that we are truly representative of the communities we serve who share our CARE values and mission, which is: ‘Every day we support our people to deliver compassionate, high-quality patient care.’

As part of our commitment to equality of opportunity, we are keen to increase diversity and inclusion within our organisation including:

  • people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities,
  • disabled people
  • LGBT+ communities
  • all ages, faiths, religions and genders
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Time Commitment and Term of Office

The term of office is determined by the Chair and will initially be for three years from the date of appointment and may be eligible for extension. The maximum tenure is nine years in total. Non-Executive Directors are appointees and not employees but fall into the scope of IR35 for tax purposes.

The time commitment is on average three days per month, based around preparation and attendance at main board and sub-committee meetings, supporting Executive Director colleagues, visiting services, participating in areas where expertise would be beneficial, and representing DHU Healthcare at external meetings and events.

Remuneration is determined by the Nominations and Remuneration Committee and is reviewed on an annual basis and adjusted in line with Board policy. The current remuneration is £15,000 per annum.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Simon Richards | simonr@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07496 885125

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About the Organisation

Our History

  • In 1989, Derbyshire Medical Services (DMS) was established to provide out-of-hours cover through a group of local GPs, or a ‘co-operative’, for GP Practices within Derby. By 1995, the company had expanded, reorganised and relocated to purpose-built premises in central Derby.
  • In 2004, Derbyshire Healthcare (DHC) was created to provide a range of unscheduled clinical care and related services for the local health community. This was done on a not-for-profit basis and was built on the services and expertise developed in its predecessor company, North Derbyshire Doctors Ltd, over the preceding 10-years.
  • Derby city-based DMS and Chesterfield-based DHC merged to become Derbyshire Health United in 2006.
  • In 2016, Derbyshire Health United converted into the community interest company it is today, changing its name to DHU Health Care CIC.
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About Us

Over the last 30 years, our not-for-profit community interest company has striven to provide compassionate, high-quality care for our patients. Placed 220 in the ‘East Midlands Top 500 Companies Index for 2021’, we have grown from a Derbyshire-based out-of-hours GP function to provide round-the-clock healthcare for more than ten million people across key geographical areas.

We offer a range of service provisions in Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Working in collaboration with partners and colleagues across NHS systems, GP federations and other private provider companies, we offer innovative, integrated solutions that ensure all our patients and communities can access the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

As part of the NHS frontline, we lead urgent care within Emergency Departments, Urgent Treatment Centres, GP and Primary Care Surgeries and out in our communities. We offer a full range of both ‘in and out of hours’ clinical specialist services, provided by a diverse workforce made up of medical, nursing, allied health and support teams.

As well as putting our patients first, we support a career development pathway for our people, developing a strategic approach to leadership, wellbeing, talent management and continuous education for both our clinical and non-clinical staff. Everyone has the opportunity to grow the skills, knowledge and experience that enables a high-quality patient-focused service.

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As the government’s Health and Care Bill sets out to revive the NHS, this is an opportune time for DHU Healthcare to consolidate and thrive in equal measure. As a provider organisation in a newly joined-up health and social care system, we are developing our long-term strategy and welcome the challenges and opportunities this ‘new’ NHS offers DHU Healthcare. We are inspired and motivated to bring all aspects of our business together, for a new sense of clarity and purpose.

Our Vision – With you and for you in everything we do.

Our Mission – Every day we support our people to deliver compassionate, high-quality patient care.

Our CARE values – At the heart of everything we do you’ll find our CARE values – the principles, standards and behaviours we live by.

Our Strategy 2022-2027

As we head into a new era of partnership and collaboration across the NHS and social care, it is the right time to set out a set of clear and defined shared goals for our company. This strategy, launched in May 2022 and created with our patients, people and partners, will shape our next five years.

The critical success factors we describe will drive our decisions, plans and actions. They will help us to meet our every day mission – and ultimately, the vision and culture we have set out for DHU Healthcare.

Together with our CARE values – the principles and behaviours we believe in and live by – we have a golden thread that weaves throughout our company.

Our critical success factors:

  1. Patients – Patient Experience Strategy – We ask our patients what matters to them – to improve their care experiences, transform our services, achieve high-quality standards and realise the best possible health outcomes.
  2. People – People Plan – We value our people through a ‘coaching culture’ – offering staff engagement, wellbeing support, career progression and inspirational, visible leadership.
  3. Innovation Transformation Strategy – We seek new ways of working with input from our people, patients and partners – enabling improvement and investment in a stable and sustainable business.
  4. Collaboration Partnership Strategy – We connect and integrate – working with others to deliver the best healthcare, treatment and results, prevent further ill-health and improve wellbeing.
  5. Citizenship – Social Responsibility Strategy – We maximise the benefits and value of our social responsibility – supporting good causes, offering employment and procurement opportunities, and lessening environmental impact.

Our Board

The DHU Health Care Board of Directors and Non-Executive Directors bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge with many years working within the NHS, NHS provider services, Local Authorities and other public and private sectors.

The board is made up of 8 Non-Executive Directors which includes the Chair and 7 Executive Directors. It operates with three sub-committees: Audit and Risk, Clinical Governance and Remuneration.

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    Timetable

    Closing date: Monday 15th August 2022
    Candidates informed of outcome: By Wednesday 24th August 2022
    Interviews:
    Clinical – Wednesday 31st August 2022
    Non-Clinical – Thursday 1st September 2022

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