Local NHS Trust holds event to recruit Non-Executive Directors

  • 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 two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from May and August 2015. The successful applicants will join the organisations strong and stable unitary Board, bringing capability and enthusiasm to support the Trust’s ambitious and challenging vision.

To find out more, the Trust is holding an event on Thursday 15 January at Unity House, Westgate, Wakefield WF1 1EP. Interested candidates are invited to drop-in anytime between 5 – 7pm.  The event will be attended by Trust chair Ian Black, deputy chair Helen Wollaston and chief executive Steven Michael OBE who will be there to give more information about the role, what the Trust looks for in a Non-Executive Director and the skills and experience needed.

The Trust is particularly keen to hear from applicants who have commercial and/or retail experience with strong business awareness or those who have experience of working in the voluntary or community sector. This will ensure the 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 must live within South and West Yorkshire and will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in or with large, complex organisations
  • An ability to engage positively and collaboratively in Board discussions
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • A 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 £13,250.

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.


Local NHS Trust holds event to recruit Non-Executive Directors

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