There are two Non-executive Director vacancies on Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.
Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. They will have experience gained within a large complex organisation in one of the following areas:
- Senior clinical experience gained within an NHS or independent sector setting. The successful candidate will Chair the Quality Committee
- Board level experience gained within the private or public sector, ideally with experience of transformational change
Board level behaviours
The NHS Leadership Model describes nine behaviours which together contribute towards strong and effective NHS leaders. If you are invited to interview, you will also need to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role:
- Inspiring shared purpose – create a shared purpose for diverse individuals doing different work, inspiring them to believe in shared values so that they deliver benefits for patients, their families and the community
- Leading with care – understand the underlying emotions that affect their team, and care for team members as individuals, helping them to manage unsettling feelings so they can focus their energy on delivering a great service that results in care for patients and other service users
- Evaluating information – are open and alert to information, investigating what is happening now so that they can think in an informed way about how to develop proposals for improvement
- Connecting our service – understand how things are done in different teams and organisations; they recognise the implications of different structures, goals, values and cultures so that they can make links, share risks and collaborate effectively
- Sharing vision – convey a vivid and attractive picture of what everyone is working towards in a clear, consistent and honest way, so that they inspire hope and help others to see how their work fits in
- Engaging the team – promote teamwork and a feeling of pride by valuing individuals’ contributions and ideas; this creates an atmosphere of staff engagement where desirable behaviour, such as mutual respect, compassionate care and attention to detail, are reinforced by all team members
- Holding to account – create clarity about their expectations and what success looks like in order to focus people’s energy, give them the freedom to self-manage within the demands of their job, and deliver improving standards of care and service
- Developing capability – champion learning and capability development so that they and others gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to meet the future needs of the service, develop their own potential, and learn from both success and failure
- Influencing for results – are sensitive to the concerns and needs of different individuals, groups and organisations, and use this to build networks of influence and plan how to reach agreement about priorities, allocation of resources or approaches to service delivery
- Championing the standards of public life – uphold the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership
For more information about the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model visit http://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/discover/leadershipmodel/
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.
- Closing date for receipt of applications: 11am on 30 March 2016. Please forward your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Preliminary interviews – Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Robin Staveley, Partner, from GatenbySanderson. To facilitate this, we will share your application form with GatenbySanderson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel. If you wish to discuss your application please feel free to contact Robin on 0113 205 6076 or email@example.com
- Interview date: Mid-April 2016
- Start date: 3 May 2016
Getting in touch
- With the Trust – For an informal and confidential discussion with Andrew Ling, the Chair of the Trust regarding the role, please contact his PA, Helen Crook on 01622 724126.
- GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Robin Staveley, Partner on 0113 2056283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- With the NHS TDA – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing email@example.com
For information about the Trust visit their website: www.kmpt-appointments.com