‘Working with diverse communities to provide outstanding care’

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of award winning, high quality mental health, and community and learning disability services for all age groups across a diverse district comprising urban and rural Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. We also provide 0-19 services in Wakefield following a successful tender bid. We look after the ‘whole person’, caring for their physical and mental health needs and work with individuals, their carers and our partners across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support.

We employ 3,000 staff who work for us in a variety of community and hospital roles and our care and clinical expertise is spread over 50 sites. We are recognised as a sector leader on mental health initiatives and we are proud to provide a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally.

There has never been a more important or indeed more compelling time to join our Board. Like all NHS and social care organisations we now need to think differently about how we do things. We are facing increasing challenges and continued financial pressures but we recognise that the challenges also provide opportunities to drive service improvements, building on our strengths. As our new Non-Executive Director and Chair of our Audit Committee, you will be pivotal in enabling us to do this and be a member of the trusts Finance, Business Investment Committee.

In addition to strategic skills and an understanding of good governance, we are seeking candidates who offer expertise in audit and regulation with exposure to working with auditors and scrutinising systems of internal control. Candidates should bring a highly attuned understanding of strategic and operational risk and the requisite experience to lead the scrutiny of risk assurance frameworks in a corporate governance context. Financial expertise will be necessary.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is the Trusts clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. However, we want to increase the diversity of our Board and particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, from people with lived experience of mental health issues and/or physical disability.

To find out more, please see www.odgers.com/70736 for a Candidate Brief containing more information and details on how to apply.

Applications should be submitted before Friday 23 August.