Non-Executive Directors -University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - 3-5 days per month, remunerated
UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a local, regional, national, and international population. We employ around 22,000 colleagues, and are committed to investing in our staff, their personal and professional development, health and well-being and future careers. We see and treat more than 2.2 million patients every year across our four hospital sites – Good Hope, Heartlands, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Solihull Hospital – and through our community services and clinics. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a Major Trauma Centre treating the most severely injured casualties from across the region. The hospital’s single site critical care unit is the largest in Europe. But it’s not just our patients we invest in at UHB; we also invest in our staff. In fact, we believe we are defined by our people, not by the state-of-the-art equipment or facilities we work out of. We have high standards and we want to build healthier lives for patients and our teams, wanting colleagues to enjoy their jobs, and flourish in them. To reinforce this commitment, we recently refreshed our values after hearing from over 1,400 colleagues about what made them proud to work at UHB. We will be: Kind: the kindness that people show to each other every day Connected: the connections we build with everyone around us Bold: the ability to be bold on how we think, speak and act. We are now seeking to appoint a number of Non-Executive Directors to join our board, to work with the Executive team and in consultation with the Council of Governors, to support and challenge to help shape the future of the Trust. You will bring the ability to work as an effective member of the Board and its committees and sub groups, an understanding of the various components of a complex organisation, and the ability to relate to and understand a range of healthcare professionals, representatives of local government and voluntary organisations and members of the public amongst others. In particular we are looking for expertise in the following areas: · Clinical, with an understanding of complex acute systems, to provide strategic expertise and clinical assurance · Business acumen · Media and communications · NHS system management and commissioning · Local government · Local community links · School level education · Sustainability We have an ambition to increase diversity at board level and would welcome applications from individuals from under-represented groups. Please click on the link below to view the candidate brief containing application instructions or contact us on 020 7529 62314 quoting the reference 87119. Closing date for applications is Monday 17th October 2022.