Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHAIR OF AUDIT, RISK AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Has your interest in the NHS been heightened as a result of the considerable work done over the last year to deal with the pandemic? Do you feel motivated and excited about the prospect of joining the Board of a busy Trust delivering hospital and community services? If so we would be very interested in hearing from you.

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 Audit, Risk and Governance 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 responsibilities. This is a key role in improving performance, and promoting the highest standards of practice, quality, and governance.

As Chair of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee the successful candidate will work with executive directors, including the Chief Financial Officer, to offer support by overseeing, challenging, and gaining assurance on the Trust framework of governance, risk and control, and underlying data.

The ideal candidate will have strong influencing skills, the ability to hold others to account, and appropriate senior management experience within private, public or third sector organisations.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that actively promotes and values diversity. We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Candidates will ideally live within the communities we serve, which consist of North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Goole & Howdenshire, and East & West Lindsey. However, to ensure we recruit the right candidate we will also accept applications from residents of the whole of Lincolnshire and the wider Humber Coast and Vale region. This area is defined as including Lincolnshire, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Vale of York, and North Yorkshire. Candidates living outside of these areas are ineligible to apply.

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

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE.

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

£15,373 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 Audit, Risk and Governance Committee which is a formal subcommittee of the Trust Board.

The Audit, Risk and Governance Committee has key responsibilities to oversee, challenge and gain assurance on the Trust framework of governance, risk and control, obtaining assurances on internal controls and underlying data, and challenging assurances and relevant managers.

The Trust is interested in candidates who have a robust background in private, public or third sector senior management at board level with experience of the operation of a large and complex organisation.

Candidates will play a leading role in setting and monitoring the Trust’s strategic direction. The successful candidate will need to build strong working relationships with the Chief Financial Officer, who is the lead executive for the committee.

The successful candidate will also work collaboratively with the Lead/Deputy Lead Governor and the Governor Assurance Group to ensure governors and members are kept appraised of key risks, mitigations and progress

Strong influencing skills, attention to detail and the ability to hold others to account are essential as is an understanding and commitment to the Seven Principles of Public Life (Nolan).

Responsibilities

As Chair of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee the appointee will:

  • Bring independent risk, audit, governance, and operational acumen to the work of the committee ensuring sufficient scrutiny on assurances and the effective delivery against plans
  • Highlight to the Trust Board any areas of risk where the required assurance has not been obtained
  • Provide leadership to the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee to ensure that it is effective in its role and that internal control systems are in place and operating
  • Ensure that the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee is well informed and has timely access to all the information it requires
  • Facilitate the contribution of all members of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee, and other invited participants
  • Ensure that the committee’s oversight remit extends to all critical drivers of financial and operational performance of the Trust
  • Undertake a regular review of the board assurance framework (BAF) to assess the risks allocated to the committee for assurance
  • Support, inspire, and motivate colleagues and act as a role model to facilitate transformational and culture change.

Experience

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

  • Experience in a role that has specific responsibility for governance of a large and complex organisation, corporate body or similar e.g. Board member of private, public or third sector organisation operating in service, hospitality or production environment.
  • Experience in a role that has specific responsibility for delivery or assurance of performance of a large and complex organisation, corporate body or similar e.g. Chief Executive, Managing Director.

Candidates must have an appropriate financial qualification and be a CIPFA, ACCA or CIMA member.

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!