Non-Executive Director, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



One of the country’s largest and best-performing NHS trusts, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) provides high quality acute and specialist care to patients and those who care for them across London, and beyond. A high-quality academic research hospital, it also delivers excellent education to clinicians, and supports, fosters and produces world-class research, across its many specialities. A key partner within NHS North Central London and its communities, UCLH has served its patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, despite extraordinary operating pressures, and kept its core values – Safety, Kindness, Teamwork and Improving – at the heart of all its work, in that pandemic response and more widely. Looking ahead, developing and nurturing UCLH’s diverse staff, who have made such extraordinary performance happen, to deliver their potential and foster their talent, is one of the Trust’s top strategic priorities, alongside continued innovation, digital transformation, operational excellence and financial sustainability.

UCLH’s board are responsible for that strategic direction, and for overseeing the Trust’s performance. Chaired by Baroness Julia Neuberger, the non-executive team guides UCLH’s strategy and values, supporting and challenging the executive team in their responsibility for delivering UCLH’s performance. Heading into 2022, UCLH is looking to appoint a new non-executive director to the team, succeeding Althea Efunshile, the Chair of Thames Metropolitan Housing, whose term is coming to an end.

This is an opportunity to join the board of one the country’s most important hospitals at a time of change, challenge and possibility. Working with a strong, cohesive board team, the ideal candidate will bring substantial strategic leadership experience, a powerful track record as an advocate for diversity and inclusion, and some understanding of both the public and private sectors. UCLH’s next non-executive director will be an inclusive, collaborative leader, able to act as a strong, positive ambassador for the Trust and the partnerships it contributes to. Whether stepping into their first non-executive role, or an experienced non-executive director, you will have a track record of values-based leadership that chimes with UCLH’s own values, and a commitment to, and connection with, the London communities UCLH particularly serves.

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The MBS Group are acting as UCLH’s advisors on this appointment. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to uclhapplication@thembsgroup.co.uk by midday, Friday 10th December 2021.