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Search is on for more diverse board membership

​Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is encouraging people with an interest in mental health to consider applying for the position of non-executive director.

The Trust is seeking a person who understands the challenges ahead, but who also recognises that it will be a rewarding and worthwhile journey, working as part of an ambitious Board team to create a successful, high performing and sustainable future for the Trust.

The successful candidate will need to build upon the changes NSFT has already made, be able to probe and challenge others constructively and bring the benefit of their experience to make an effective contribution to the complex and changing environment in which the Trust works.

Chair Gary Page said: “We want to continue developing a culture in which quality, safety and service user and carer experience is our number one priority.

“In the last three years we have improved a number of key areas, including the quality of reporting to our Board of Directors and strengthened and reshaped the supporting committee structures.

"We’re looking for people with a real passion for mental wellbeing and who have the experience to help balance the strategic priorities of a complex organisation.

"We are particularly keen to receive applications from all sections of the community regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or age.”

Essential expertise for a non-executive director includes:
• Strategic leadership
• Commercial acumen
• Ability to command the confidence of stakeholders at all levels
• Ability to probe and challenge constructively
• Understanding of governance and performance management at a senior level.
• A clear understanding of operating in a changing and complex environment
• Experience of improving quality of services
Non-executive directors earn £13,000 p.a. for a minimum of four days a month.
Applicants who would like to discuss the role and request an application pack can call Sarah Rowe, Recruitment Lead, on 01603 421622.

The closing date is 17 April 2017. Interviews will be held on 15 June at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich.

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