Non-Executive Recruitment

Associate Non-Executive Director

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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Up to 4 days per month / £8,000 per annum
Closing date:
11th September
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Wednesday 11th September 2019
Long List
Wednesday 18th September 2019
Preliminary Interview
Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th September 2019
Short Listing
Thursday 3rd October 2019
Assessments & Referencing
w/c 7th October 2019
Final Panel
Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October 2019

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St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s biggest and busiest hospital Trusts. We are one of four major trauma centres in London, and home to hyper acute stroke and heart attack centres. We are one of the capital’s biggest children’s hospitals, and a major centre for neurosciences and cancer services. In total, the Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across south west London and a number of specialist services, such as neurosciences and renal transplantation, serve a further 3.5 million across Surrey and Sussex. We receive national recognition for many of the services we provide, and the feedback from patients is very positive. This is down to the hard work and dedication of staff at St George’s, who are committed to delivering our vision of Outstanding Care, Every Time.

Overall, there is much to be positive about at the Trust and the past two years has seen us make some great strides forward – with improvements in quality, finance, performance and governance – which give us confidence for the future. But the challenges St George’s currently faces are also significant. We have significant challenges with our estate at St George’s (Tooting) and with our information technology systems.  We are in special measures for both quality and finance and, whilst we are making progress, we don't underestimate the scale of the challenge we face. 

We have the potential to make St George’s great again, which is why we are looking for people who are excited at being part of this proposition and, crucially, who share our values of being Excellent, Kind, Respectful and Responsible.

Our new Trust Board members will be individuals who handle risk and ambiguity comfortably, and who are passionate about championing organisational change. The right people will have a track record of contributing to success at Board level. They will also understand the challenges of transforming an organisation which needs to invest in its people and infrastructure. Crucially, we need someone who can work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve common goals. For the Associate Non-Executive Director our requirements are much broader to encourage someone taking up their first NHS board post.

In all the roles we’re looking to improve the diversity of our board and would welcome applications from people in under-represented groups.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Melanie Shearer
07785 616 548
Serena Dobson
07530 627120
Lucy Deane
07825 990 792
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