Green Park - Interim and Executive Resourcing

Non-Executive Director, Poole Hospital Foundation Trust

Poole NHS Foundation Trust require a Non-Executive Director for a minimum of 3 days per month (some additional hours may be needed in the course of the annual cycle in order to fully support the Board agenda) to provide leadership to Trust Committees and ensuring effectiveness in all aspects of governance, process and assurance.

Job title:
Non-Executive Director, Poole Hospital Foundation Trust
Poole, Dorset
£12,000 per annum

The Non-Executive Director will be required to:

  • Input and fully support the strategic agenda and objectives, maintain knowledge and work effectively with the senior team in a support, challenge and assurance role as a member of the non-executive team. 
  • Work with Board members in developing and promoting the Trust's vision, values, aims and strategic objectives
  • Proactively operate as a member of the Board in the decision making process
  • Take an active and effective role in ensuring that the Board monitors the progress of the business against the planned objectives.
  • Use leadership ability and personal knowledge of the community to advise and support colleagues and key work programmes


The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership, change management and personal achievement in a complex environment in either the private or public sector. S/he is likely to have had Non-Executive Director experience and possess most or all of the following:


Essential Experience and Skills

  • Highly credible with experience of operating at senior level within an organisation with significant budgets/complexity gained in the private or public sector;
  • Held an Executive/Director or equivalent post in a large, complex and successful organisation with a substantial turnover;
  • Proven track record of high calibre leadership and delivery – both in an executive capacity and also, ideally, operating as a Non-Executive Director or Trustee
  • Significant track record of leadership with a highly trained workforce including managing a team of multidisciplinary managers or professionals;
  • Experience of operating in a regulated environment;
  • A portfolio of high level organisational and governance skills including strategic planning, financial management, risk management, organisational performance management and service delivery and development;
  • Politically astute – able to grasp relevant issues underpinned by an understanding of developing partnerships and building relationships with other organisations;
  • Experience of achieving change management and transformation in a complex organisation;


Desirable Experience

  • Clinical or healthcare leadership experience
  • An understanding of the NHS and Foundation Trusts is desirable as is experience of working with multi stakeholders and/or involvement in community projects.


Personal Qualities

  • You must be on the electoral register in Dorset, or willing to have local residency and appear on the electoral register
  • An enquiring mind, with the confidence to challenge constructively;
  • Recognise the importance of supporting collective decisions and of balancing challenge with assurance and support;
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills - calm under pressure, able to challenge in a constructive manner, develop creative solutions, manage a wide variety of situations in a meeting and ensure that the outcomes are in the best interest of the organisation;
  • Commitment to and interest in the local health economy as well as a desire to contribute to the local community and the values and principles of the NHS;
  • Strong financial and business acumen and the intellectual rigour to understand complex issues and risk quickly;
  • The ability to work with a wide range of individuals and organisations and build productive relationships;
  • Fully supportive of equal opportunities and minority interests;
  • Supportive of the principals of Foundation Trusts/Membership organisations;
  • Strong commitment to public service values of accountability, openness, probity and equality of opportunity;
  • Ability to dedicate sufficient time to the role as outlined in the contract for service 


Please note that you must live in Dorset to be considered for this role.


The closing date for this postion is Monday 4th July 2011.


Posted 10-06-2011 | Apply | Contact | Ref: MR12566