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Non-executive Director & Associate Non-executive Director

  • Location: Harlow - Essex
  • Salary: £6,157 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931193 & 931194
  • Sector: Health
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 10/04/2019

Established in April 1985, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAH), provides the full range of general acute services, including a 24/7 emergency department, an intensive care unit, a maternity unit and a level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), for a population of around 350,000 local people; it is the natural hospital of choice for people living in West Essex and East Hertfordshire. 

The Trust currently employs over 3,000 people and operates outpatient and diagnostic services from the Hertfordshire and Essex Hospital, Bishop’s Stortford, St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping and the Cheshunt Community Hospital. The Breast Unit at St Margaret’s Hospital is one of the largest breast cancer clinical trials facilities in Hertfordshire, Essex and North London. 

Opportunities to appoint to an Associate and Non-Executive Director have arisen and the Trust seeks to recruit a Non-Executive Director to Chair its Audit Committee (ideally a qualified accountant) and, another to fulfil the role of Associate Non-Executive Director (ideally offering recent financial experience). These are crucially important appointments for the Trust at an exciting time in its evolution. Having exited regulatory ‘Quality Special Measures’ in 2018, the Trust was able to turn its focus to wider reaching strategic developments, including the full public consultation on a new hospital and the development of its outline business case. 

As key members of the Board, you will: 

• Work with fellow directors to set the Trust’s strategic aims, ensuring that resources are in place for these to be delivered and that performance is effectively monitored and reviewed. 
• Provide independent judgement and advice, working with colleagues to provide inspiring leadership within a framework of prudent and effective controls, which enable risks to be assessed and managed, promoting the highest standards of probity. 
• Act as an ambassador for the Trust, upholding Trust values and engaging with stakeholders, the local community, service users, their carers and relatives, ensuring that the Board is aware of their views. 
The Trust requires highly competent individuals, with senior level experience gained in the private or public sectors at Board level, or equivalent within a large / complex organisation. 
You will have a commercial and strategic mindset and be a team player. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people. 

For a confidential discussion please contact our retained consultants: Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779022, reece.d’ or Simon Potts on 07889 736071, 

Please download an information pack with important details on the application process from 'Supporting Documentation' and the 'Monitoring Information Form' - links above. 

Closing date for completed applications 10th May 2019.