Thank you for your interest in our Trust, and in this role.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is a strongly performing, ambitious organisation with a commitment to providing high quality, safe and innovative care to our patients and their families. Since joining the Trust, I have been overwhelmed by the commitment of our staff and our values driven culture. At Camden and Islington, we champion a culture of inclusion and empowerment across both our workforce and our service users.
We pride ourselves on our international reputation for the quality of research and innovation we produce and support, and we have a strong and ever developing network of partnerships (including our Strategic Alliance with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust). We have an unwavering commitment to embedding across every facet of the Trust a focus on continuous improvement.
We are seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors, one of whom will be the Board’s Senior Independent Director. We want individuals who not only have the skills and experience we require to help drive our strategies but who can help us build on the Trust’s success and strengthen the pursuit of its vision, putting patients at the heart of everything we do.
During this unprecedented time, Camden and Islington is working with NHS England and taking steps to manage the outbreak of Covid-19. We have continued to deliver our services, but each service has had to innovate and look at new ways of operating. We are also very aware of the increased anxiety and distress arising from the coronavirus pandemic and that this crisis will affect us all for a long time to come.
As we support those facing mental health and other challenges as a result of the pandemic, our Non-Executive Directors will play an integral part in helping us shape the way services are delivered in the future; with an ever growing emphasis on integration, collaboration and partnership working.
We also continue to press on with our plans to redevelop our mental health facilities across the Camden and Islington estate. Our wider, clinical vision to provide the calibre of mental health care that our service users deserve and is fit for the 21st century includes developing two new and vibrant integrated community mental health centres and a warm and welcoming inpatient facility. The redevelopment of the St Pancras site will also enable us to establish and deliver the Institute of Mental Health which will be integral in developing further both our reputation and impact.
We are rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission and with our strong commitment to working in partnership with our service users, carers and local communities, and to quality improvement, we believe we are capable of delivering truly outstanding services across all our teams.
Please have a look at the information on this site and discuss the role with our search partner, Anderson Quigley. If you believe that you are the right person for this role, we very much look forward to receiving your application.
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) provides high quality, safe and innovative care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital.
We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston.
Our Trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world’s leading academic health science partnerships.
In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for:
We are proud that our organisation is recognised internationally for the quality of its research and innovation. Over 40% of our consultants hold joint academic posts and are engaged in research across a wide range of mental health arenas. This research, often conducted with the help of our patients, ensures we are leaders in evidence based treatment and services, meaning we can provide some of the world’s most up to date therapies to aid service user recovery.
We are a lead provider for educational placements in north London, and work in partnership with local universities to deliver both education and research projects as well as creating together the workforce of the future. This provides a great environment for our staff to innovate and deliver projects which transform patient care.
Our services are split into five divisions. This makes it easy for patients and GPs to access the right sort of care. Our five divisions are:
Our focus is to provide high quality, safe and innovative care to our services users and their families. Our strategic prioroties are:
You can read more about our future plans and aims here (https://www.candi.nhs.uk/about-us/corporate-information/forward-plans).
Role title: Non-Executive Director
Accountable to: Trust Chair
Location: Trust Headquarters
The Board is collectively accountable for the performance of C&I. The general duty of the Board of Directors, and of each director individually, is to promote the success of C&I so as to maximise the benefits for our service users, members and for the public. The Board is responsible for ensuring C&I’s compliance with its provider licence, its constitution, statutory and regulatory requirements and contractual obligations.
The Non-Executive Directors provide entrepreneurial leadership, oversight and governance. They play an important role in developing strategy, scrutinising performance, risk and people management. All Non-Executive Directors are required to fully embrace and uphold the Nolan Principles and the values of the NHS Constitution. They act in accordance with the NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance and other relevant frameworks.
Non-Executive Directors bring an independent perspective to the boardroom in addition to any specific knowledge and skills they may have. The role of the Non-Executive Director ensures that C&I is successful in delivering the required health services efficiently, effectively and economically and to a high standard of quality, as required by the commissioning bodies, statute and NHS Improvement, and to the benefit of the service users we serve.
Non-Executive Directors are members of committees of the Board of Directors to which they are appointed and take the role of committee Chair when so appointed. Non-Executive Directors meet periodically with the Chair in the absence of Executive Directors to discuss issues of interest or concern, in addition to the annual meetings to deal with appraisal of and objective setting for the Executive Directors.
Non-Executive Directors will meet at least once a year with the Senior Independent Director (SID) in the absence of the Trust Chair to participate in the appraisal and setting of objectives for the Chair. In exceptional circumstances they may be asked to meet the SID to attempt to resolve issues concerning the Chair’s performance.
All Non-Executive Directors participate in the annual review of their individual performance and the performance of the Board as a whole. They invest in their ongoing personal and professional development and demonstrate their contributions to the Board.
Key duties and responsibilities
Non-Executive Directors have a responsibility to:
Non-Executive Directors share a duty to:
Non-Executive Directors are responsible for:
Relations with the Council of Governors
Non-Executive Directors should:
Induction and refreshing skills
It is essential that all new Non-Executive Directors become conversant at the earliest opportunity with C&I’s work, its strategy and the main areas of risk. Non-Executive Directors gain a line of sight into the day-to-day operation through a programme of service visits which is designed to incorporate individual Directors’ interests and areas of specific responsibilities, such as the committees they chair.
Non-Executive Directors should:
Key Requirements Non-Executive Directors must be able to meet (not all of which are allocated to every Non-Executive Director):
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 provides that the “Council of Governors is to hold the Non-Executive Directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors, and to represent the interests of the members of the Foundation Trust as a whole and the interests of the public”.
The Board of Directors, and in particular the Non-Executive Directors, may reasonably wish to challenge assurances received from the executive management team. They need not seek to appoint a relevant adviser for each and every subject area that comes before the Board of Directors, although they should wherever possible ensure that they have sufficient information and understanding to take decisions on an informed basis. When complex or high risk issues arise the first course of action should normally be to encourage further and deeper analysis to be carried out in a timely manner within C&I. On occasion, Non-Executive Directors may reasonably decide that external assurance is appropriate.
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR ALL NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
*It should be noted that C&I wish to appoint one of these NEDs to the role of Senior Independent Director (SID); more details of which can be found at the bottom on this section.
Partnership working, influencing and engagement
Working with people
Senior Independent Director (SID)
In addition to the role of NED, the SID would carry the following additional responsibilities:
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate an ability to engage with service users, governors and members of the public effectively, and easily build rapport with a broad range of people from all walks of life. Warmth and approachability along with tact and diplomacy are important success factors in the role of the SID.
In addition to the appointment of two Non-Executive Directors (details to be found above), C&I wishes to recruit up to two Associate Non-Executive Directors.
The Associate NED role is a ‘step up’ role aimed to attract potential Non-Executive Director candidates who do not yet have (sufficient) Board-level experience, or currently do not have the required availability – but have the ability and potential to succeed in a Trust Board-level role.
As a major provider of services operating across a diverse landscape, we recognise that everyone is different, and we are committed to ensuring that the diversity of our community is appropriately reflected throughout the Trust.
Candidates as well as being values driven should share our passion for improving mental health and well-being services within the communities we serve and understand the importance of placing inclusion and engagement at the heart of our decision making.
We are looking for someone who can help us to make decisions which better support the diverse communities we serve.
We would ideally be looking for skills in any of the following areas:
For the avoidance of doubt, Associate Non-Executive Directors are not Directors of the Trust or Board members and do not have the associated rights or liabilities.
If you wish to be considered for the role of Associate; please state this clearly in your supporting statement to our Consultants at Anderson Quigley.
To be considered, all applicants must demonstrate that they reside within the Greater London area.
To be able to take up an appointment the successful candidate must become either a service user or public member of Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Details of how to become a member can be found on our website: http://www.candi.nhs.uk
Criteria for disqualification
As taken directly from C&I’s constitution, a person may not become or continue as a Director:
£12,432 pa with a time commitment not less than 4 days per month.
Board members are required to attend Board on the last Thursday of each month; these meetings are currently taking place via video conferencing.
The terms of appointment for Associate NEDs may be slightly different from NEDs and they will be agreed based on individual candidates’ circumstances and merits.
The remuneration for SID is £15,835.5 p.a. The time commitment also stands at an average of 4 days per month like other NEDs although there may occasionally be more demand on the SID’s time, hence the extra remuneration.
*To be considered, all applicants must demonstrate that they reside within the Greater London area.
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. An executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisement.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact our advising consultant at Anderson Quigley: Helene Usherwood on email@example.com or +44(0)7719 322 669.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 12th June 2020.
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the below reference.
AQ961 for the two Non-Executive Director positions
AQ962 for the two Associate Non-Executive Director positions
SHOULD YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR BOTH POSITIONS, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR EACH ROLE INDIVIDUALLY.
|Closing date:||Noon on Friday 12th June|
|Longlisting:||Friday 19th June|
|Preliminary interviews with AQ:||w/c 22nd June|
|Shortlisting:||Friday 3rd July|
|Stakeholder engagement activities:||w/c 13th July|
|Final panel interviews:||w/c 20th July|