Executive Recruitment

Associate Director of Corporate Governance

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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date:
15th March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9AM Monday 15th March
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 22nd & 29th March
Final Panel Interviews
Tuesday 27th April


With responsibility for the efficient running of the Chief Executive’s Office and for managing the governance of our £500 million turnover Foundation Trust, this is an unrivalled career opportunity for an ambitious and capable NHS leader of the future.  You will support the executive team and represent the views of the Chief Executive internally and externally, requiring you to possess exceptional senior-level credibility, resilience, and intellectual acuity.  As the Trust Secretary, you will directly support and advise the Chair, the Trust Board and the Council of Governors, importantly ensuring all administrative responsibilities relating to the effective governance of our Trust are managed in an efficient, personable and timely way, while maintaining and improving systems and processes to ensure we are compliant with our regulators and true to our mission and values. 

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale, an area covering 3,400 square miles. Our annual turnover is approaching £500m and our workforce of around 9,000 staff deliver care in community settings as well as across our eight hospital sites. We are proud to be a partner with the Hull York Medical School in providing clinical placements and training for future doctors at Scarborough and York Hospitals. We are part of the Humber, Coast and Vale Integrated Care System (ICS).  In this role you will be expected to operate effectively within the ICS, across our sites and with external partners such as universities.

With a strong background in NHS governance or operations, you will understand the wider context of current NHS changes in order to be able to act on behalf of the Chief Executive and to support the Board and Council of Governors. You will be able to translate national and ICS priorities into tangible objectives for the Trust, and you will possess the interpersonal skills to support senior colleagues to bring about internal change. You will need a positive and engaging approach, sound judgement and skills of persuasion at all levels.

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To find out more, contact Robin Staveley, Mark Bate, or Helen Barkham on 0113 205 6098 or email Helen.Barkham@gatenbysanderson.com.

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