Non-Executive Director, Member of the Board of Directors

Accountable to: The Council of Governors, through the Chair

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) is a large specialist provider of community healthcare with a track record of delivery. Our colleagues provide services to people across Birmingham and the West Midlands, including many of the most vulnerable in our communities.

We have a strategy that sets out our refreshed - and ambitious - vision to provide the Best Care to people in Healthy Communities; with new organisational values and four strategic objectives that set our priorities so that we continue to improve both for our colleagues and the people we serve.

We operate within two Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). We have helped shape the Birmingham and Solihull STP “Live Healthy: Live Happy” strategy and are committed to playing our part to support the delivery of its vision of a more preventative health and social care system supporting people to live healthy and happy lives in their own communities. We are also a partner in the Black Country and West Birmingham STP especially as a result of our community service provision to the Sandwell and West Birmingham health economy.

As well as being consistent with the our two local Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), our strategy is also aligned to the programmes and priorities of the NHS long-term plan which include a focus on: integration of services; personalised care for people with long term conditions and older people with frailty, including dementia; improving diagnosis, early intervention and personalised support for children and young people with learning disabilities and autism; use of technology and preventative models of care.

Birmingham is a wonderful place to live. It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the UK. BCHC are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much as possible. 

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to hold a specific responsibility to chair the Workforce and Organisational Development Committee.

The Committee will be responsible to the Trust Board for the oversight of the development and delivery of the ‘Great Place to Work’ strategic objective and will ensure the workforce is Fit for 2022 through effective workforce planning resources.  The Committee will ensure that leadership stylexx and supporting employment processes are in place to embed the values and behaviours of the organisation.

This Committee is commencing in early 2019, therefore the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the Committee in its early stages. 

Non-Executive Directors are members of the Board of Directors (“the Board”) and as part of a unitary Board they carry equal responsibility to that of the Executive Directors for the success of the Trust.  They are responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust in the pursuit of its strategies, to provide effective and high quality healthcare services.  

Non-Executive Directors should scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the Trust’s performance, providing support and advice where required.  They should satisfy themselves as to the integrity of financial, clinical and other information, and that financial and clinical quality controls and systems of risk management are robust.  They are responsible for determining the appropriate levels of remuneration of Executive Directors and have a prime role in appointing and, where necessary, removing Executive Directors, and in succession planning.

As members of the Board, Non-Executive Directors must commit to working to, and encouraging within the Trust; the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance and ensure that these conform to best practice and statutory requirements.

It is expected that the normal level of commitment will be the equivalent of a minimum of 4 days a month but flexibility is essential.  This may be during the working day or out of hours.  Non-Executive Directors are expected to attend planned Board development events, which may be residential and/or held away from the Trust’s premises.

Successful candidates will possess exceptional leadership skills and demonstrate real motivation for making a difference.  They will be strategic thinkers with considerable experience of experience of developing culture utilising a values-based approach with demonstrable experience of leading organisational development and/or strategic workforce development.

As an equal opportunities employer, the Trust welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as female and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level, we would particularly welcome applications from these applicants. All appointments will be made on merit and in accordance with our Trust’s Recruitment and Selection Policy. 

The successful applicant will live within the wider West Midlands region and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Birmingham community as well as the Trust.  You should also be committed to the NHS and the principles behind an NHS Foundation Trust.

For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact our partner at Badenoch & Clark:  James McLeod, NHS Regional Manager on 07523 044455, 

Closing Date: Thursday 31st January 2019 at 5.00pm
Carousel Panel Date: Friday 8th February 2019
Interview Date: Monday 11th February 2019



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