By Leslie Horn
There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.
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.
Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. They will have recent senior level finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation with a recognised financial qualification. The successful candidate will be expected to sit on both the audit and finance committees.
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/
For information about the Trust, such as business plans, annual reports, and services, visit their website: http://www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/
- Closing date for receipt of applications: 11.00am on 28 April 2016. Please forward your completed application to email@example.com
- Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust is hosting an information session for potential candidates on 6 April 2016 from 6.30pm. For more information and to book a place, please contact Ann Ferreira, Board Secretary, on 0208 333 3000 ext 8131 or email LG.Boardsecretary@nhs.net
- Interview date: week commencing 17 May 2016 (date to be confirmed)
- Start date: to be confirmed
Getting in touch
- With the Trust – For an informal and confidential discussion with Elizabeth Butler, the Chair of the Trust, regarding the role please contact Anthony O’Donovan or Sylvie Hogwood, her PA’s, on 020 3192 6434 prior to the closing date.
- With the NHS TDA – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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