06 August 2020

We are seeking an experienced and talented individual as a Non-Executive Director. You will add value to our dynamic Board, and have experience and a strong interest in frontline health care and quality improvement. 

ELFT is a forward thinking organisation that employs over 6000 talented and dedicated staff. We provide health care services across a vast range of populations, from inner-city east London to a mix of rural and urban settings across Luton & Bedfordshire. 

Preferably, you will 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 judgment 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.

The NHS is in an unprecedented place as it deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Nightingale Hospital which operated out of the Excel Centre is at the heart of the communities we serve. With people forced to isolate for weeks at a time, this runs the risk of breaking down traditional support networks, and we are prepared and stand ready to support those facing mental health and other challenges as a result of this and the wider pandemic, and this role offers a way for you to help with the ongoing efforts.

To discuss the role and your suitability, call Melanie Shearer of GatenbySanderson on 07785 616 548 or Julia St Clare on 07807 631 564.

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Interviews will take place mid-October 2020.