Non-Executive Recruitment
Professor Eileen Fairhurst

"Over the next 12 months we will recruit two Non-executive Directors (NED) to join the board and we are aiming also to appoint Associate NEDs who can use the role to develop their skills whilst also contributing to the board."

Professor Eileen Fairhurst

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Non-Executive Director with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an important appointment and the position offers the opportunity to influence our future at an exciting and challenging time.

Our Board is professional, ambitious and capable and has overseen a period of sustained improvement for the Trust; we have much to be proud of. Our performance is rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who also identified some outstanding services and practices. We are host to one of the busiest emergency departments in the country.

The Trust’s 8000 fabulous, highly trained staff are key to our growing reputation as both a great provider and a great employer. They are our greatest asset and we work hard to ensure that all staff know they are greatly valued and are well supported. For these reasons we have a growing national reputation.

Over the next 12 months we will recruit two Non-executive Directors (NED) to join the board and we are aiming also to appoint Associate NEDs who can use the role to develop their skills whilst also contributing to the board.  We are seeking candidates who are able to challenge constructively to think and deliver differently and stretch every NHS pound for maximum reach on behalf of local communities and citizens. There are three key aspects to the role; setting the culture, strategic direction and sharing the vision; ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards; and holding the board and executives to account for delivery.

We invite you to bring your insight, experience and entrepreneurial approach to assimilate and analyse complex information and use findings to influence, shape, transform services in unconventional ways, meet challenges, resolve issues and have the courage and confidence to speak out to challenge the status quo.

Specifically, we would like to add to our Board leadership team the following knowledge, skills and life experiences:

  • If you are a woman or younger person
  • Have worked at the forefront of digital innovation and sector transformation
  • Have a socially responsible role that would add value beyond that in the existing Board team,
  • Are open about faith, have an understanding of or have experienced social deprivation and used this to influence positively
  • Live with a disability
  • Are openly L/G/B or T

I look forward to receiving your application and extending a warm welcome to Team ELHT! I am sure your talents will contribute greatly to our further success.

Professor Eileen Fairhurst
Chairman

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