The opportunity
Joining them at a particularly key stage of their journey, successful candidates will be highly motivated and will demonstrate a commitment to enhancing health and care services, and will have the highest standards of personal integrity. The new NED will be financially qualified and need an appreciation of the diversity of the stakeholder landscape, be an inspirational leader and bring challenge, support, innovation and passion to the team.

Essential criteria
You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services with an nderstanding of the diversity of the stakeholder landscape. You will have senior level finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation. You will ideally have experience of chairing an Audit Committee and a financial qualification.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership. As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Modelopens in a new window.

Applicants must live within Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk or Essex.

  • On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.
  • The remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 pa.

Given the significant public profile and responsibility members of NHS Boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. NHS Improvement makes a number of specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles. More information can be found on our website.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

About East of England Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Application process
Closing date for receipt of applications: 8 March 2018 at 11am*
Interview date: 29 March 2018
Proposed start date: To be confirmed

* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net
This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointmentsopens in a new window

Find out more
For an informal and confidential discussion with Sarah Boulton, the Chair of the trust, please contact Laila Abraham on 07834249951.
NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Cody Landshaw on 0300 123 2067 or by emailing cody.landshaw@nhs.net