Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is the UK’s pre-eminent paediatric centre and one of the top children’s hospitals in the world. We are renowned for delivering outstanding specialist and sub-specialist clinical services to children and young people from across the UK and overseas.
Working in partnership with the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we support the largest centre in Europe devoted to research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health. Our mission is to provide world-class care by placing the child and their family at the heart of everything we do.
Following the recent appointment of Sir Michael Rake as Chairman of the Trust (from 1 November 2017), we now require an exceptionally talented individual to lead our organisation in shaping and achieving our ambitious strategy. Working in partnership with the Chairman and rest of the Board, the Non-Executive Director will provide inspirational and dynamic leadership to our Trust. We wish to hear from candidates with Board level experience as an Executive and ideally as a Non-Executive or Trustee, with specific experience in one of the following areas:
- Comprehensive knowledge of corporate/public law including areas such as: collaborations and business partnerships, joint ventures, company law, corporate governance, commercial and business law, contracts and procurement (including EU requirements)
The candidate will require a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and champion effective, safe services and an excellent patient and family experience. They will be passionate about improving child health and offer leadership qualities which will enable us to continually improve our clinical, operational and financial performance whilst preserving our reputation as a worldwide centre of excellence.
Candidates will also demonstrate:
- Significant intellect, political nous and credibility to understand the NHS landscape in which the Trust operates
- A high degree of integrity and diplomacy to collaborate and sustain relationships with internal stakeholders (Board members, Governors and staff members).
- An in-depth understanding of governance with the ability to hold senior executives to account and challenge accordingly.
- Outstanding communication skills
The Trust welcomes interest from individuals who bring exceptional leadership capabilities from a diverse variety of backgrounds. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a global centre of excellence in child health.
Further information is available by clicking apply below.
For a confidential discussion please contact Frank McKenna, Managing Director or Suzannah Fazackerley, Head of Healthcare Research on +44(0)207 333 1849.