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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Non-executive Director
Appointing Department
NHS Improvement
Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
East of England
Number of Vacancies
£13.000 pa
Time Requirements
2-3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  1. Competition Launched


  2. Closed for Applications

    02/03/2023 at 12:00

  3. Panel Sift


  4. Final Interview Date


  5. Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are seeking a Non-executive Director with senior clinical expertise to join The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

The opportunity

NHS England has a specific role in appointing and supporting NHS trust chairs and non-executives. We are looking for a Non-executive Director (NED) at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) who will also be responsible for chairing the Trust’s Quality and Safety Committee which is required to provide assurance to the Trust Board that there are robust processes in place for the effective management of patient safety and quality governance across the Trust supporting the organisation to deliver its strategic objectives relating to the provision of high-quality care. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of local services contributing to the shared responsibility for improving the health of PAHT’s population by sharing your clinical talents and expertise to help transform the hospital deepening the collaborative working essential to make a positive difference to their local community.

Ideally, the successful candidate will take on the role of the NED maternity safety champion, assuming a senior advocacy role for patient safety and feedback, working closely with the Trust’s safety champions and attending their bimonthly meetings. Their role will be to oversee and ensure that women’s voices are truly heard by the maternity service via the active and meaningful involvement of the Maternity Voices Partnership, amongst other measures.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

  • You will have senior level clinical experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background. 

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • Work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • Bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • Hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge Shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust 

Additional Information

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership. 

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role.  These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model

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.  

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.