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Chair

  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: £35,000 per annum (average 2-3 days per week)
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931281
  • Sector: Health

Job description Date posted: 27/06/2019


East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides a range of urgent, non urgent and training services, but are best known for their 999 emergency services provided across the six counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. With a dedicated and skilled workforce of 4,000, they make sure patients receive the best possible care 365 days per year. Their diverse area is spread over about 7,500 square miles, from Watford to Wisbech and Cromer to Canvey Island, and contains rural, coastal and urban areas.

Covering this large area there are approximately 60 MPs, c 5.8 million population and 6 STPs. The new Chair would play an initial role in developing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

EEAST has faced a number of challenges in recent times, some of which have attracted negative publicity. The Board is now in the process of being refreshed and has greater clarity about its transformation and improvement plans. The successful candidate will therefore have the enviable opportunity of shaping and influencing the future Board, ensuring the Trust can deliver:

This will be a complex, but highly rewarding role in which you will play a critical role in the organisation’s development as it influences how service integration is affected in local communities within the 6 Sustainability and Transformation Partnership / Independent Care System footprints. This will be achieved through designing and delivering innovative early intervention services to help keep patients at home, whilst sharing clinical triaging expertise to support the right resource to be sent to the right patients at the right time – every time. With this in mind, a new Chair is required to lead the Trust into its next phase of evolution. In this role you will:

We are particularly keen to talk to candidates offering experience within workforce, leadership and well led CQC domains gained from within large, complex health, public service or related organisa-tions, combined with a commercial outlook and genuine interest in the local and national health agenda. Ideally, you will offer specific skill sets gained through undertaking other non-executive / chair roles previously. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds who can apply their ex-perience from different sectors, as well as from the health service to this demanding role.

For further information, details on how to apply and eligibility criteria, please visit www.veredus.co.uk using reference 931281 and read the information pack, or for an informal discussion, please contact our retained consultant, Simon Potts on 07889 736 071 E simon.potts@veredus.co.uk or, Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779022 E Reece.D’Alanno@veredus.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 15th August 2019 at 12pm.