Non-Executive Director – opportunity to join Trust Board

  • Are you passionate about the NHS and driven to deliver excellence for local people?
  • Are you motivated to help the Trust achieve its ambitions?
  • Could you act as an ambassador for the Trust?

An opportunity has arisen for a Non-Executive Director to join the Trust’s Board from June 2014. The successful applicant will be joining our strong and stable unitary Board and they’ll bring capability and enthusiasm to support the Trust’s ambitious vision.

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who are qualified accountants and have current or recent accountancy experience. This will ensure our Board has the skills and experience it needs to continue to meet the challenges of the current environment and to maintain the financial stability and sustainability of the Trust.

Successful applicants will also need to be able to demonstrate:

• Their experience of working in or with large, complex organisations

• Their ability to engage positively and collaboratively in Board discussions

• Their strong relationship management skills

• Their passion for delivering excellence

The position of Non-Executive Director requires a commitment of 2.5/ 3 days per month and has a salary of £12,500

To ensure openness and transparency, the Trust has asked an external, independent organisation, Penna, to manage the selection process.

If you share our vision for success and can offer the commitment needed, contact Suzannah Fazackerley from Penna, on 07920 501905 or by email for an informal and confidential discussion about this role and to request an information pack

Closing date for applications: 7th March 2014

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Board is our governing body and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of our organisation. It is made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for:

• The day to day running of the Trust

• Implementing the Trust’s long term plans

• Meeting local/national standards and performance targets

Executive directors are employed full-time by the Trust. Non-executive directors are local people whose wide range of experience and skills contribute to the effective management and accountability of the Trust. They work closely with executive directors to ensure the Trust runs in an open and transparent way, providing high quality services for local people who need to use them.

The Trust is a successful organisation providing a range of community, mental health and learning disability services to a population of more than a million across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, in addition to medium secure services for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

With a strong ethos of patient-centred care and a commitment to quality and community ownership and involvement, the Trust has a turnover of over £230 million, a dedicated workforce of 4,700 and is committed to enabling people to reach their potential and live well in their communities.

Find out more about the Trust’s Board and the work they do.

Non-Executive Director – opportunity to join Trust Board

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