29 August 2019

We are seeking an experienced and talented individual who will add value to our strong, vibrant and forward thinking Board and who has experience and a strong interest in frontline quality and quality improvement. 

Preferably, you will have strong connections with or in depth knowledge of Bedfordshire and Luton, have lived or personal experience as a service user or carer, and/or have clinical experience.  A sound understanding of the NHS and/or third sector would be an advantage.

You will need sound judgement and possess a clear understanding of governance along with a commitment to public service values and a collegiate approach. It is essential that candidates have worked at a senior level in a large, complex organisation, and are able to make a distinct contribution to the strategic direction and future success of ELFT.

We are proud that we are one of the most diverse Boards in the NHS and understand the benefits this brings to the quality of services and effective decision making. We therefore actively encourage applications that will assist to maintain that diversity.

For further information go to: www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe57227
To discuss the roles, your suitability or any other queries, call Melanie Shearer of GatenbySanderson on 07785 616 548.

Closing date:     30 September 2019
Preliminary interviews:  15 and 16 October 2019
Assessments and referencing: w/c 28 October 2019
Final interviews:    7 or 11 November 2019

Why Choose ELFT?
We want to benefit from your talents and experience to have a fully rounded approach to the way we operate. In return, you will be exposed to different leadership styles and ways of working, bringing your skills and experience to bear on fresh challenges. You can see our current non-executive directors here

But more importantly, you will be joining the ELFT family. Which means you will become immersed in the passion and enthusiasm that all our staff seem to be born with!

Why become a non-executive director?
The purpose of NHS boards is to govern effectively, and in so doing build patient, public and stakeholder confidence that their health and healthcare are in safe hands.

Becoming an NHS non-executive director is very rewarding. It allows you to develop new skills, raise your profile in your professional or business community and engage with a wide range of different people and organisations.

What is involved?
You receive local induction training on appointment, access to national training sessions and other development opportunities. You will need to attend the monthly board meeting and any further committees you are appointed to. You may also be asked to represent the Trust at external events and events to support your continuous development.

We anticipate that an NHS non-executive role will take two or three half days a month but there is no fixed time commitment. Most of our non-executives find that once you get a taste for the NHS you can’t resist getting more involved!        

See what makes us tick by coming along to our Annual General Meeting on 9 October.
More information about our AGM here