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Non-Executive Director (Finance)

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Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
North West
£15,000 per annum for 4-5 days per month
Closing date:
2nd November
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 2nd November 2020
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 9th & 16th November 2020
Final Interviews
Monday 7th December 2020

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Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is the major health and wellbeing provider for a population of 1.7 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.  A provider of mental health and learning disability services and physical health services in the community we employ over 7,000 members of staff operating in more than 400 sites with an annual budget of over £350 million. We are on a journey of improvement with a completely new Executive Team and have already invested significantly in mental health services in the last year.  We are seeking to expand our remit further with a Lead Provider Collaborative approach.

We have a real and exciting opportunity to improve population health, address health inequalities and provide consistent, high quality services in partnership with our communities.  We are transforming delivery of our services through a new leadership structure which supports our commitment to embedding cultural change through an inclusive leadership style that is aligned to our values ‘we are kind, respectful, always learning and a team’. 

At this time of both challenge and change for the NHS, we are seeking two new transformational Non-Executive Directors to join our ambitious Board team.  For one of the appointments we are seeking a qualified finance professional who will bring a breadth of experience and knowledge of risk and corporate governance to take responsibility for Chairing our Audit Committee.  For the other position we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with experience of strategic and business development in complex commercially focused environments at Board or equivalent level. For both appointments we are keen to here from candidates who are collaborative and open leaders and who have demonstrated their ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders.  We warmly welcome and encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities or lived experience who are currently under-represented on our Board. 

These are exceptional opportunities to make your mark in a values-led organisation at the start of an exciting and progressive journey.  

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Emma Pickup
0113 205 6289
Carmel Bell
07917 826639
Michelle Shirley
0113 205 6295
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