We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join our dynamic Board and the Board of the merged organisation

Date: 02 July 2019

The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of community health services as well as secondary care mental health services and specialist services to the population of Somerset. It has an annual budget of around £168 million and employs over 4,000 staff.

The Trust is in the process of a proposed merger with Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April 2020.  The aim of the merger is to provide the population of Somerset with integrated care pathways and improve patient experience and the quality of care provided. 

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join our dynamic Board and the Board of the merged organisation.

You will need to have experience or an interest in the services we provide, along with significant main Board experience and skills in strategic planning, governance, finance and performance management.  We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with either relevant or recent experience in mental health services.  The successful candidates must be able to challenge constructively, communicate effectively and have enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the NHS and in particular in community health services.  You must be or become a member of our NHS Foundation Trust.  

We offer remuneration of £12,875 per annum for a commitment of approximately four days a month.

If you would like to discuss the role of a Non-Executive Director or arrange an informal meeting, please contact the Chairman, Stephen Ladyman:

By post at: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 2nd Floor Mallard Court, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4RN.

By telephone on 01278 432094, or

By e-mail at stephen.ladyman@sompar.nhs.uk

Applications should be made online, please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk use the “Quick Search” on the home page by typing the job reference 184-ARGEN07 into the “Search for text” field, and then clicking the “Search” button.

The person specification can be found here.

The Non Executive Director Term of Office.

CLOSING DATE:  26 July 2019

INTERVIEW DATE: 4 September 2019