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Non-Executive Director

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £13,715

Job Type:

Job ID: 168696

Do you have desire and commitment to support the local community and the outstanding staff who work in our NHS? Would you be keen to join a Foundation Trust that is rated ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for Caring by the CQC, where we have positive staff survey results, and excellent estate and clinical facilities? If so, we would be interested to hear how you would complement our existing Board of Directors, to influence, shape and govern our Foundation Trust as we move into challenging and changing times for the NHS in the North East.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint an individual to our Board of Directors who will complement the existing skill mix, and have the ability to provide independent scrutiny of the adequacy and effective operation of the Trust, as well as to offer challenge, support, and robust scrutiny to our dedicated teams.

We are seeking leaders who share our values and have a passion for continuous improvement. You will be a strong communicator and role model with a style that will engage and inspire. Promoting the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance you will understand robust risk management and ensure that quality, finance and operational demands are held in balance. In return this will be a highly rewarding position offering you the opportunity to influence the quality and sustainability of health services for our populations now and for the future.

You will be a member of various Board committees including our Human Resources Committee, and experience and knowledge of transformational change involving staff across a large organisation would be of assistance for the role.

To ensure that the patient perspective is appropriately represented, we are encouraging candidates who can demonstrate direct involvement with a wide range of diverse communities. Empathy for the experience of our service users and carers will be crucial along with an ability to engage with our dedicated staff, Governors, and members.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health.

Time Commitment: Average of 4 - 5 days per month

Start Date: To commence on 1 October 2021


If you are interested and would like to apply please forward a copy of your CV together with a brief covering letter to Scot McHarg c/o NRG Executive at scotmcharg@nrgplc.com.

Closing Date: 25th June 2021

Interview & Assessment Date: 15th & 16th July