Non-Executive Director – Chair of Finance and Performance Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - CHAIR OF FINANCE AND PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE

Non-Executive Director
To apply please send your CV to:
nlg-tr.wearerecruiting@nhs.net

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is on an improvement journey, with a strong focus on delivering quality care to our population of around 440,000 people. We provide a comprehensive range of secondary care services from three main centres, Grimsby, Goole and Scunthorpe, as well as community services in North Lincolnshire. Our vision is ‘Committed to caring for you’ – which means both patients and staff. We want every staff member to have that same commitment to care and we ask them all to show these by living our three values – kindness, courage and respect – every moment they are at work.

As a Foundation Trust we are governed by our Council of Governors, which is elected from our population and our staff. We are committed to caring for our patients by providing the very best quality and accessible healthcare whilst constantly improving what we do. Our focus is on local services for local people and, in an environment of growing economic challenges and rising expectations, this requires strong leadership and robust partnerships with commissioners, neighbouring healthcare providers, local authorities, and education providers.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will be Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee. Your role will be as a Non-Executive on a Unitary Board, setting and driving the Trust’s strategic direction, monitoring operational programmes and ensuring the Trust fulfils statutory and legislative responsibilities.   This is a key role in improving performance, and promoting the highest standards of practice, quality, and governance.

As Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee the successful candidate will work with executive Directors, including the Director of Finance, to offer support by overseeing, challenging, and gaining assurance on strategies and performance against key financial, operational, and constitutional targets.

The ideal candidate will have strong influencing skills, the ability to hold others to account, and a robust financial and commercial background. . It is necessary for candidates to have qualification and hold membership with one of the following: CIPFA, ACCA or CIMA.

We are keen to receive applications from people who come from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background or identify as having a disability.

Candidates will ideally live within the constituency of the Trust and the communities we serve to be eligible to apply for this position, which consist of North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Goole & Howdenshire, and East & West Lindsey. However, this requirement may be waived by the Council of Governors in agreement with NHSE/I for the right candidate.

Candidates are eligible to become a member of the NLAG FT and membership will be a requirement on appointment. Appointment to this role is subject to ratification by the Council of Governors.

For an informal conversation please contact Terry Moran, Trust Chair via Sarah Meggitt, 03033 304982 – sarahmeggitt@nhs.net

Salary
Contract type
Location
Part time – Minimum of 6 days per month

£13,045 per annum

Fixed term for 2 years Grimsby, Scunthorpe & Goole

Candidate Profile

The Trust is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will be the Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee which is a formal subcommittee of the Trust Board. The Finance and Performance Committee has key responsibilities to oversee, challenge and gain assurance on the Trust strategies, plans and performance against key financial, operational and constitutional targets.

The Trust is interested in candidates who have a robust financial and commercial background. It is necessary for candidates to have qualification and hold membership with one of the following: CIPFA, ACCA or CIMA.

Candidates will play a leading role in setting and monitoring the Trust’s strategic direction, gaining assurance on the Trust’s financial and operational plans in order to improve the Trust performance. The successful candidate will need to build strong working relationships with the Director of Finance, who is the lead executive for the committee along with the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Strategic Development and the Director of Estates and Facilities.

The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the Governor lead for the Governor Assurance Group of the Council of Governors to ensure governors and members are kept appraised of key risks and progress.

Strong influencing skills, attention to detail and the ability to hold others to account are essential Responsibilities.

As Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee the appointee will:

  • Bring independent financial acumen to the work of the finance and performance committee ensuring sufficient scrutiny on operational and financial plans and the effective delivery against those plans
  • Highlight to the Trust Board any areas of risk where the required assurance has not been obtained
  • Provide leadership to the Finance and Performance Committee to ensure that it is effective in its role and that internal control systems are in place and operating
  • Ensure that the Finance and Performance Committee is well informed and has timely access to all the information it requires
  • Facilitate the contribution of all members of the Finance and Performance Committee, and other invited participants
  • The Chair must ensure that the committee’s oversight remit extends to all critical drivers of financial and operational performance of the Trust which are:
    • Operational and financial planning and delivery
    • Achievement against operational and mandated standards
    • Oversee the implementation of the operational transformation projects
    • Contracting arrangements and wider partnership working in the ICS
    • Financial savings programs
    • Recovery plans
    • Service strategy
    • IM&T arrangements
    • Estates and facilities risks
  • Undertake a regular review of the board assurance framework (BAF) to assess the risks allocated to the committee for assurance

Experience

The appointable candidate will specifically need to have considerable recent and relevant financial experience. This could include:

  • Experience in a role that has specific responsibility for financial governance of a large and complex organisation, corporate body or similar e.g. Board member with a strong financial / business background – preferably someone who also served as an audit committee member or had an equivalent level role in relation corporate financial governance and/or financial performance.
  • Experience in a role that has specific responsibility for delivery or assurance of financial performance of a large and complex organisation, corporate body or similar e.g. Chief Executive, Managing Director, Finance Director, senior Financial Auditor.

The full range of candidates’ achievements and experience will be taken into account, to ensure the best balance of knowledge and skills within the Board.

Apply today!