Trust Secretary


Trust Secretary
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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is on an improvement journey, with a strong focus on delivering high quality care to our population of 440,000 people.  We provide a comprehensive range of secondary care services across Northern Lincolnshire from three main centres in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole, as well as multiple community sites.

We aim to combine our patient first approach with innovation and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in our vision and values – kindness, courage, and respect. Our Trust vision of “Committed to caring for you” applies to both our patients and our employees as we aim to create a patient centred health care environment that inspires positive outcomes.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will act as principal advisor to the Chief Executive, Trust Chair, Board of Directors and Council of Governors on governance matters, ensuring that the Trust’s corporate and constitutional affairs are delivered to the highest standards of probity and according to statutory and regulatory requirements.

As Trust Secretary you will have responsibility for ensuring that meetings of the Board of Directors, Council of Governors and their sub-committees are properly constituted, organised and conducted. You will ensure that procedures of both the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors are complied with in all cases.

The Trust Secretary will have a key role in ensuring high quality information flows amongst the Board of Directors and its Committees and between senior management, non-executive directors and the governors. As such, the Trust Secretary you will attend and actively participate in discussions at the Trust Board and Board assurance sub-committees.

The post-holder will also be required to undertake a varied range of bespoke projects to directly support the Chief Executive and Chairman.

With experience of supporting at Board level in a complex organisation you will have involvement in the development and implementation of organisation wide strategies and policies and possess detailed knowledge of corporate governance legislation and best practice. You will be dynamic in your approach with demonstrable ability to manage multiple and at times complex agendas, ultimately supporting the Trust in the achievement of our corporate objectives.

For an informal conversation please contact Dr Peter Reading, Chief Executive Officer via Heidi Forster, Corporate Services Manager, 03033 303918 –

Contract type
Band 8d £73,936 – £86,687 per annum Permanent Grimsby & Scunthorpe

The Area

Junior Doctor - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole HNS Foundation TrustThe North Lincolnshire district is a mixed industrial and rural community. In addition to the main centres of Grimsby and Scunthorpe the area has many picturesque market towns and villages, including Brigg and Barton which are small market towns concerned with light industries and agriculture. The remaining population is in a mainly farming rural area which extends into the attractive Ancholme Valley and the gently sloping hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, which have been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, with extensive beaches along the coastal strip. These make North Lincolnshire the ideal destination for walkers and cyclists.

Educational facilities in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole, and the surrounding area of Lincolnshire, are of a high standard. The house prices in the area are amongst the lowest in the UK. There is a wealth of cultural and sporting activities in the district suitable for most needs. This includes a marina at South Ferriby for sailing in the Humber Estuary, and a number of well-regarded golf clubs.

Cleethorpes PierMore information is available from the following websites:

Grimsby and the Surrounding area

Scunthorpe and the Surrounding Area

Goole and the Surrounding Area

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