Anderson Quigley

Director of Corporate Governance – Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (closed)

Director of Corporate Governance – Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (closed)

Posted on 24 November 2019

The Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for an outstanding Director of Corporate Governance to join their team.

Further details regarding this role are available within the candidate information pack; please click here.  If you wish to discuss your application in more detail, please contact Helene Usherwood, Partner at Anderson Quigley on 07719 322 669 or via email at This role has now CLOSED.

Director of Corporate Governance

We are looking for an experienced individual who can ensure NHFT’s governance arrangements are robust and compliant with relevant legislation, and that best practice is understood by all that have a role in governance and are regularly reviewed. Positioning yourself as a definitive source of knowledge on governance and legal matters, you must be an influencer and contributor to the leadership and governance of the Trust. You must lead and shape best practice and drive the governance agenda forward with tenacity.

The Director of Corporate Governance will provide strategic leadership to the organisation on all corporate governance matters. The postholder, in conjunction with the Director of HR & OD, will be the principal source of advice and guidance on corporate governance to the Board of Directors and in particular to the Trust Chair and Chief Executive.

The Director of Corporate Governance will ensure that the Trust operates in accordance with statutory and regulatory provisions, and that there is appropriate and effective corporate governance operating across the organisation. He/she will be responsible for supporting the smooth operation of the Trust’s formal decision-making and reporting machinery and that registers, returns and formal Trust papers are completed and maintained appropriately. The Director of Corporate Governance will take a lead role in the design, development, implementation, embedding and continuous improvement of corporate governance arrangements in the Trust in line with best practice standards.

The Trust has historically had a very good record of financial performance and has had success in gaining and then delivering on new business, as well as recent and continuing success at a number of national and prestigious awards. We were particularly proud of achieving an Outstanding rating from the CQC in 2018, and of winning the Health Service Journal’s Trust of the Year award later the same year. However, we are clear that the level of challenge is continuing to increase and means that there is a need to look for more innovative approaches to care delivery through dynamic partnership working.

NHFT is committed to continuous improvement and sharing learning. This is evidenced in the leading role the Trust has taken in the Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership, and also in our formal buddy relationship with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. This aligns well with the Long Term Plan’s onus on system working, collaboration and integrated services.