‘Your hospital needs you’ – QEH search for Director

Do you want to play a key role in developing local hospital services? If you have the passion and a good track record in business or finance, then The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn wants to hear from you. The hospital Trust Board has launched a search for a new Non Executive Director.

The new director is needed to take up official duties in the autumn, filling a vacancy created by the completion of a term of office of one of the six current non-executive members. Chair of the Board of Directors, Kate Gordon, says that the role presents a tough challenge but plenty of job satisfaction for the right person.

Kate explained: “We are a relatively small body of non-executives and we work very closely at Board and committee level with the senior executive staff. Our role is to bring the experience and skill we have developed in our individual careers into the NHS and to use it for the greater good of local people.”

This means playing a vital part in the initiation and development of new hospital services, and keeping a watchful eye on overall performance to ensure standards are maintained and local people cared-for efficiently and effectively.  Non-executive directors do not become involved in the day-to-day running of the hospital but take a strategic role, planning the long-term development of services and keeping executives to account.

Kate said: “More than anything we’re looking for someone with a real passion and commitment to bring about change for the better. We are looking for a person from the Norfolk or Fenland area with a good track record at a senior level in business, finance or change management.”

Non Executive Directors receive a fixed remuneration to cover their time and expenses for the three days per month (as a minimum) that the commitment requires.

Additional details and an on-line application form are available on the NHS Jobs web site at: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk 

Potential applicants can call Gill Rejzl, Company Secretary, for an informal chat on 01553 613614.  Alternatively you can apply by sending a CV and supporting letter to: Gill Rejzl, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 4ET.

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