Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is recruiting two non-executive directors to fill current vacancies and join the trust board.

The trust is looking to recruit local candidates who live in the Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland area to share their commercial and financial expertise to chair the Finance & Performance Committee and the Audit Committee.

“We are keen to recruit local candidates in order to make a positive difference to the lives of the one million people served by the trust,” said Cathy Ellis chair of LPT. “As a non-executive director you get to help influence how the NHS improves the health and wellbeing of local people.”

LPT delivers services around mental health, community health and learning disabilities to children, young people, and adults of all ages, across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our vision is to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all.

The health of people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland varies considerably.  LPT and its partners in the Integrated Care System are working to improve the health and wellbeing of the population.

Cathy continues: “We are proud of our staff and how they have stepped up to great since the launch of our Step up to Great strategy in 2019. We know that staff have embraced it to focus on nine key improvement areas, which has led to positive changes in quality and safety, despite the Covid pandemic.

We know we have more to do. Through our refreshed Step up to Great strategy we will focus together with local and regional partners on great health outcomes, through great care, a great place to work and being an important part of our community. The Trust Board plays a key role in achieving this vision.”

The trust is looking for candidates from a diverse background with relevant financial or commercial expertise gained at a senior strategic level in a large, complex organisation ideally with financial and business qualifications.

The deadline for applications is Friday 18 March 2022 and people interested can have an informal and confidential discussion with Cathy Ellis before submitting an application by contacting Sonja Whelan on 07342 068 826 or email  Sonja.whelan@leicspart.nhs.uk to arrange a time.

Further information is available at Non-executive opportunities in the NHS » Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Non-executive Directors (england.nhs.uk)