Non-Executive Director

North East Ambulance Service NHS

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    £13,000 per annum

Job Description

Remuneration: £13,000 per annum for approx. 3 days per month

This is a very exciting time for North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, with the retaining of a ‘Good’ rating following the Trust’s Care Quality Commission inspection in 2018, and the development of a number of new service offerings. The Trust operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Darlington and Teesside. We provide an Unscheduled Care service to respond to 999 calls (the emergency element of our services), and a Scheduled Care service which provides pre-planned non-emergency transport for patients in the region (our patient transport service). We operate the NHS 111 and Integrated Urgent Care services for the region. Operating both the 111 and 999 service enables us to seamlessly ensure that patients receive the most appropriate response for their condition. 

Our mission is to provide safe, effective and responsive care for all, and our vision is to deliver unmatched quality of care every time we touch lives. Even in the most challenging situations we strive to perform to the highest professional standards in a spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Caring for and treating more patients closer to home is at the heart of our plans, and our committed, compassionate and caring staff are critical to our success. 
We are looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to our Board to provide support, oversight, governance and leadership in the pursuit of our strategy. We are looking for an individual who is either a qualified accountant or who is sufficiently financially literate to become a member of our Audit Committee.  

As our new Non-Executive Director, you will be joining a strong and high-performing Board comprised of individuals with a wide range of professional backgrounds and lived experience. Utilising your experience from your chosen profession, whether private, public or voluntary sector, you will bring support, challenge and independent judgement to a complex, fast-paced, regulated environment.  

The successful candidate will have proven senior leadership skills and a strong commitment to the values of the NHS. Previous Non-Executive Director experience would be advantageous but is not essential - rather, the ability to challenge constructively through solid knowledge and understanding is a critical component of the role. 

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships. We want our Board of Directors to reflect the diversity of the population we serve and we welcome all applications, especially from under-represented groups, including people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.  

The appointment is for an initial term of 3 years with a time commitment of on average 3 days per month. At the end of their term Non-Executive Directors are eligible a second term of 3 years. 

You must be a resident of the North East to be eligible.  

Further details about NEAS, the demands of this role and the recruitment process can be found by clicking on ‘Apply’

To discuss the role further, please contact Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6090.  

Closing date: 9AM Wednesday 21st October 2020. Preliminary interviews late October.  Final interviews: Mid November 2020.

If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.