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Non-Executive Directors Sought for Yorkshire Ambulance Service

02 July 2012

The region’s ambulance service is looking to appoint a non-executive director and a designate non-executive director to serve on its Trust Board.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust covers almost 6,000 square miles of varied terrain from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities and employs over 4,000 staff who provide 24-hour emergency and healthcare services to a population of more than five million people.

Non-Executive Director

The Trust is looking for an individual with extensive Board-level experience in the following areas:

  • Experienced Audit Chair with an accountancy qualification and a strong track record of working with internal and external auditors.
  • Current or recent executive level management/leadership experience in commercial and/or public sector.

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Non-Executive Director (Designate)

A non-executive director designate will make a full contribution to the board’s debates and discussions but will have no voting rights until this post is confirmed on authorisation of the organisation becoming a Foundation Trust.

The Trust is looking for an individual with significant or senior level experience in one of more of the following areas:

  • Current or recent experience at executive level management/leadership in the voluntary sector.
  • Extensive experience of working with volunteers and/or service user representatives.
  • Strong experience of working with partner organisations and stakeholders.

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Candidates must live in Yorkshire.

Della Cannings (pictured), Chairman of the Trust, said: “Our non-executive directors oversee the delivery of ambulance services for the local community and help to ensure the best use of financial resources to maximise benefits for patients. They also contribute to plans to improve and develop services.

“We have a high regard for the work carried out by our non-executive directors and their valuable contribution helps to ensure we provide the best quality ambulance service to meet the needs of local people.”

Non-executive directors are expected to spend 2½ days a month working for the Trust and receive £6,096 remuneration per year.

A non-executive director is accountable to the Secretary of State. They are expected to hold the executive to account, to use their skills and experience to help the board as it develops health strategies, and ensure the delivery of high quality services to patients. They are lay people drawn from the community served by the Trust.

The other Yorkshire Ambulance Service non-executive directors are Roger Holmes CB, Richard Roxburgh, Pat Drake, Elaine Bond, Erfana Mahmood and Mary Wareing (Designate). The Chairman is Ms Della Cannings QPM.

Produced By: Corporate Communications Department