24th May 2019

Exciting opportunity to influence and shape the local NHS

The Trust is recruiting two new Associate Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to join the Trust Board, to provide additional support to the Board and contribute to a range of board committees.

An information evening for those interested in the roles will take place on Thursday 6th June at 5.00pm at Bexhill Health Centre, Bexhill Hospital, Holliers Hill, TN40 2DZ. To confirm attendance please contact Peter Palmer on 07976 793249 or email peterpalmer@nhs.net. This will play no part in the selection process.

Steve Phoenix, 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 as associate Non-Executive Directors.  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.”

Associate NEDs provide additional support the Board and contribute to a range of Board committees including the Audit Committee, Finance and Investment Committee, People and Organisational Development Committee and Quality and Safety Committee. The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.  The successful candidates will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with East Sussex or the surrounding area. On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month with remuneration of £6,157 pa. The closing date for applications is 13 June 2019 at 11am.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://improvement.nhs.uk/news-alerts/two-associate-non-executive-directors-east-sussex-healthcare-nhs-trust