Experienced individual needed to help shape Harrogate NHS services

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director.

The successful candidate will have Board-level or equivalent expertise in an expanding and complex enterprise. Applications are particularly welcomed from those with experience of working as a clinical practitioner at a senior level in the NHS, in a field which would complement that of the existing Board of Directors.

Experience should include a demonstrable track record of success and an understanding of, and commitment to, values of accountability, probity, openness and equality of opportunity.  Candidates should be strategic thinkers and experienced in leading and delivering complex organisational change. They will have excellent communication and listening skills, as well as being commercially and politically astute.

The time commitment is on average five days per month and the post will attract remuneration at the rate of c£13,000 per annum.

Sandra Dodson, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Chair, said: “This is an exciting role in a vibrant environment, providing the opportunity to be at the forefront of new thinking in today’s NHS. The Trust is a high-performing organisation rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for caring services by the Care Quality Commission. With a vision to provide Excellence Every Time, the Trust places an unwavering focus on care quality and living up to its values of being Respectful, Responsible and Passionate.”

This role is not a new role, and is being advertised following the departure of a Non-Executive Director to join another NHS trust as Chair.

If you would like to learn more about this exciting opportunity, or to request an application pack, please contact Lynn Parsons, Executive Assistant to the Chairman on 01423 554423, or via email at lynn.parsons@hdft.nhs.uk. Candidates must be, or be eligible to become, a Member of the NHS Foundation Trust.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 22 May, with interviews taking place week commencing Monday 26 June.