19 June 2018

Exciting opportunity to influence and shape the local NHS

The Trust is recruiting a new non-executive director and a new associate non-executive director to join the Trust Board. An information evening for those interested in the roles will take place on Tuesday 3rd July from 6.00pm at Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2JA.

David Clayton-Smith, Chairman East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, welcomes applications for the vacancies. He said: “We are looking for two talented and committed people to join the Trust Board. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with senior-level expertise in the private, public or voluntary sectors, to put their talents to use and make a positive difference to the lives of people in the community and help to influence and shape the local NHS for the future. I am looking for people who will be able to make a real contribution to the Trust as we continue our journey of delivering the best quality care for people of East Sussex.

“This is a challenging time for the NHS with increasing demand on services with an ever aging population while the cost of treatment, equipment, drug therapies and utilities continue to rise. As a Trust we also have to focus on delivering quality and safety improvements for local patients.

“We are working together with our health and social care partners and patient groups to deliver safer, effective and sustainable services for patients across East Sussex, that improves quality and outcomes for our patients. At the same time we need to continue to develop the skills of our staff, to deliver the highest standards of care for the people of East Sussex. I therefore welcome applications from anyone who would like to help us meet these challenges.”

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior or board level experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • recent finance experience ideally with a recognised financial qualification
  • commercial experience gained at a senior level; for example bringing sales, marketing, customer focus, company growth, and business development expertise
  • strong track record in partnership working across a range of stakeholders
  • legal expertise, ideally gained working in a corporate or commercial environment
  • a healthcare background with experience of the NHS

The time commitment is a two to three days a month and remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 per annum. The closing date for applications is 16th July 2018 at 11.00am.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/east-sussex-healthcare-nhst-neds

An information evening for those interested in the roles will take place on Tuesday 3rd July from 6.00pm at Manor Barn, 4 De La Warr Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN40 2JA.

To confirm your attendance, or arrange an informal discussion with the Chairman or a current Non-Executive Director, please contact Peter Palmer on 07976 793249 or Email: peterpalmer@nhs.net. This will play no part in the selection process.