Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is looking for three new non-executive directors (NEDs) to offer challenge and support to the executive team.
The appointment of the three new non-executive directors to the Norfolk and Waveney Board coincides with the exciting development to merge with Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
The merger will bring significant benefits to patients as well as greater opportunities for staff.
The new Trust will be better placed to develop new services across the wider region reducing the need to send people out of Norfolk and Suffolk and allowing them to receive care closer to home.
The Trust is keen to ensure that the newly appointed NEDs are representative of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Board will already have five NED’s (including the Chair) from Norfolk andWaveney, therefore applications from Suffolk are particularly welcome so there is a balanceacross the two counties.
Anyone interested must be passionate about building on success, bring strong leadership,insight, strategic vision, sound judgement and a deep understanding of corporate and financial governance to the Foundation Trust Board, as well as sharing public service valuesThe Trust is looking for people who can bring knowledge and understanding of running a multi million pound business, whilst providing a vital service for vulnerable people.
Graham Creelman, non-executive director at Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHSFoundation Trust said:
"I have been a non-executive with the Trust for three years. In a long career in senior executive and non-executive roles this has, genuinely, been the most exciting and rewarding yet.
“A foundation trust is a fascinating combination of a deep public service ethic and up-to-the-minute business practice. To be able to contribute my skills to something as important andfundamental as mental health has been a real privilege.”
In broadening the professional expertise of the Board through these appointments, theChair is particularly keen to hear from those with a clinical background. Candidates must live in Norfolk or Suffolk.
To find out more please visit www.wholelifecare.co.uk or for an informal discussion contactEmma Pickup on 0870 165 4254 or Lynn McGill on 0870 190 4379. The closing date forapplications is 7 March 2011.
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