The Trust which delivers hospital and community care across
County Durham and Darlington is looking to appoint a new
non-executive director to its Board.
County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust serves around
600,000 people, providing a comprehensive range of services across
two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University
Hospital of North Durham, as well as community hospitals and
numerous community bases.
Non-executive directors bring their skills, experience and
talent to make a positive difference to the lives of people in the
Steve Crosland has been a non-executive with the Trust since
2018, bringing his many years of experience in the private sector,
where he worked at director level in human resources and leading
strategic change. He said, "At this stage in my life and
career I can't think of a better use of my time than serving the
community by helping ensure we offer the very best healthcare
services for patients.
"In addition to offering support, my role includes
constructively challenging senior managers, bringing an independent
view to decision making to ensure that as an organisation the Trust
is resilient and performs highly. I find the role very
fulfilling and would recommend it.
"During the last nine months the Trust has demonstrated its
abilities by doing a remarkable job in responding to the
unprecedented challenge brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, moving
rapidly and being highly adaptable, despite being a large and
complex organisation. It has been an honour to be part of
this and to see the remarkable speed and willingness with which
individual members of staff took on different responsibilities,
adapted work areas and formed new teams to rise to the challenge.
I've been particularly proud of the way in which the Trust has also
prioritised communicating with and caring for its staff. Of
course, combining the challenges of Covid-19 while meeting the
on-going healthcare needs of our patients continues and the
appointee to this role with be at the heart of this."
The role requires a time commitment averaging around 4-5 days
per month with a salary of £13,000. Applications should be
completed on-line at: www.jobs.nhs.uk using the
reference 439-C&G-19. Applicants can also contact Warren
Edge, Trust Secretary, for further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by
telephone on 07825 865335.
Published 24th Sept 2020
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