Non-Executive Recruitment

Associate Non-Executive Director

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Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Closing date:
3rd October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
12pm Monday 3rd October 2022
Preliminary interviews
w/c Monday 10th October 2022
Final panel
w/c Monday 31st October 2022

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Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) serves a population of nearly 900,000 people, delivering a wide range of community services for adults, children, young people, and families. Working across more than 70 different service locations throughout Norfolk, we believe that people are better looked after locally and this drives us to bring our expert care to patients in our seven community hospitals, GP surgeries, specialist clinics and their own homes.

Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2018 we are a Trust focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence in terms of both quality and access to care.  We are a member of Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS)) and work alongside the local and regional health and social care system to ensure that people can live as healthy a life as possible.

Our vision is “To improve the quality of people’s lives, in their homes and community, by providing the best in integrated health and social care” Our ambition is to continue providing outstanding care to our service users, whilst becoming a systems leader and nationally recognised provider of integrated health and care.

This continues to be a challenging time for our workforce, patients, and population. We know that the NHS must continue to adapt and improve its services and as a Trust we must provide visible leadership and an organisational pursuit of excellence to achieve compassionate, co-ordinated, and personalised quality care that is safe and effective. We must also empower and educate our patients and their carers in the effective delivery and management of their own independence, health and wellbeing,

We are now seeking an Associate NED (ANED) to contribute to our board. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Norfolk and the surrounding areas.  The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills.

We’re looking for someone with a clinical or social care qualification or background and strategic leadership experience combined with compassion for our staff, service users and their families, and a passion for the work of the Health and Social care sector.  We also need a strong understanding of effective clinical governance systems and processes, quality improvement and patient safety in addition to experience of effectively monitoring and seeking assurance in relation to a wide range of quality and safety metrics, identifying key issues, themes and trends

If you have this experience and a passion for improving the lives of patients, families and carers, across our communities then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We want our Board to be as inclusive and diverse as possible, so will look for individuals who bring lived experience that equips them both for the leadership aspects of the role but also brings an understanding of some of the challenges of our local communities. Preference will be given to candidates who live in or have strong connections with the Norfolk area.

For further information, click To discuss the roles and your suitability, call Julia St. Clare on 07807 631564 or email or Melanie Shearer at GatenbySanderson.

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