Could you help run the local NHS?
29 Jun 2002
If you live in the catchment area of Basingstoke hospital, you may be able to help run the local NHS

The NHS Appointments Commission has been established to make appointments to the boards of NHS Trusts, Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts.
The Chairmen and non-executives of NHS boards have a knowledge and understanding of their local community, as well as the skills necessary for a position of leadership.
The NHS Appointments Commission is committed to making appointments on merit alone. Candidates will be appointed by the Commission, sitting as a board or sub-committee, and only after a process of interview involving an accredited independent assessor. Procedures will be in accordance with guidance from the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Here are the details of what they are looking for.

NHS Trusts play an important part in the Secretary of State for Health's plans for improving the way in which the NHS provides services for patients. The NHS Appointments Commission is seeking to appoint a Chair and a Non-Executive Director to fill vacancies that have arisen in North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Candidates will need to live in the area served by the Trusts and should ideally demonstrate the following:
* Leadership & motivation skills
* Analytical skills & good judgement
* Influencing
* Team working

* As an NHS user or carer,
* Of community or voluntary work,
* Of management at a senior level, in the public, private or voluntary sector

For the post of Chair (ref: SE2060)
Candidates will ideally have already gained experience of leading a large organisation. In addition to the skills and experience listed above you will also need to demonstrate excellent strategic planning skills, sensitivity and a commitment to team working, and the ability to act as an ambassador for the NHS within your local community and with other key stakeholder organisations.
The Chair will receive £18,145 pa. The time requirement for this post is 3 to 3.5 days per week, although candidates will need to have a flexible approach.
For the post of one Non-Executive Member (ref: SE2072)
The Trust is looking for applicants who live in the catchment area of the North Hampshire Hospital.Candidates ideally will be able to demonstrate knowledge in the areas of risk management and information systems.
All Non-Executives receive £5,295 pa for approximately 5 days a month.
How to apply - If you think you have the qualities we require and would like to apply for one of these posts, please call 0113 394 2999 during office hours, quoting the relevant reference number, for an InformatiOn pack and application form (which is also available in large type or Braille).
The closing date for returning applications is 19th July 2002.

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