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Be our non-executive director

A message from our chair, Angela Monaghan

Dear candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the appointment of a non-executive director to join the Board of our Trust. I hope that the demanding, but very rewarding opportunity catches your imagination and that you are encouraged to apply. This crucial role provides an excellent opportunity and comes at an exciting time for our Trust. Our ambitious programme of transformation reflects the challenging times in which we operate, will transform the lives of those who use our services and bring benefits to the communities we serve.

We are committed to continuous improvement and high quality in all we deliver for our service users, their carers and their families. Our talented and dedicated staff provide a range of expanding community, mental health and learning disability services to the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide specialist medium secure services across a regional footprint, encompassing the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber, plus a number of wellbeing and other services across South and West Yorkshire.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their community. Our successful track record is based on service innovation, developed in partnership with service users, our staff and stakeholders, and partner agencies. The vast majority of Trust services have been rated Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the organisation is rated Good for being well led. However, we are rated as Requires Improvement overall by the CQC which reflects pressures and challenges in a small number of service areas. Further information is available on their website.

The Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual, who is both financially qualified and has senior-level financial management experience, to join our strong Board. The successful candidate will bring the capability and enthusiasm to support our ambitious vision within the context of significant change, transformation and opportunity, both within the organisation, the region and the wider NHS. The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate experience of working in or with large, complex organisations, an ability to engage positively and collaboratively in Board discussions, and the potential to act as an ambassador for the Trust. They will also bring strong relationship management and influencing skills, have experience of making autonomous decisions and have a passion for delivering quality and excellence.

Interested applicants must live within South or West Yorkshire and we welcome applications from all aspects of society, including people from BAME communities, people with disabilities, younger people, service users and carers.

Download our full recruitment pack for more information. If you share our ambition for success and can offer the commitment needed, please see details within this pack regarding how to apply for the role and our drop-in recruitment/information event, where you can meet members of our Trust Board. Prospective candidates wishing to discuss the role informally may speak to either myself, chief executive Rob Webster, or deputy chair Charlotte Dyson.

I wish you the very best in your application.

Angela Monaghan
Chair

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