Non-executive director vacancy – chair of finance, performance and estates committee

We are seeking a Non-executive Director (NED) with senior level finance experience to join United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

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We are seeking a Non-executive Director (NED) with senior level finance experience to join United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT).

The opportunity

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The successful candidate will be appointed Chair of Finance, Performance and Estates Committee.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We aim for diversity within the Trust, across our workforce and in our leadership team. It is important to the Trust that our workforce represents the community of Lincolnshire that they serve and would particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people that are under-represented in their current Board membership.

Essential criteria

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

The successful candidate must have a recognised financial qualification and current or recent relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation. Experience of strategic responsibility for other organisational resources, e.g. people, digital and estates are also desirable.

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

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.

Applicants should live in Lincolnshire or one of the surrounding Counties.

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.

Application documents

Key dates

Closing date for applications* Thursday 9 November at 11am
Stakeholder panel date w/c Monday 22 November
Interview date w/c Monday 22 November
Proposed start date TBC

*Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Elaine Baylis, the Chair of ULHT. Please contact jane.ablewhite@ulh.nhs.uk to arrange this.
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net.