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 also operate the NHS 111 and Integrated Urgent Care services for the region.
These services enables us to seamlessly ensure that patients receive the most appropriate response for their condition. 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 now looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to our Board to provide support, oversight, governance and leadership in the pursuit of our strategy. As a 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. For one of the two roles, leadership experience of a large, dispersed workforce will be critical, and for the other, either recent senior financial experience or significant financial literacy because of the management of large budgets will be important. The ability to hold others to account and delivering strategy will be important requirements for both roles.
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 the Apply button below. To discuss the role further, please contact Peter Guilder, Mark Bate or Robin Staveley on 07545 441127.
Closing date: 9am Monday 9th August 2021
Virtual Open Evening – Late July/early August (please register your interest on the microsite homepage)
Preliminary interviews with GS w/c 16th/23rd August
Final interviews Mid-September