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A message from the Trust Chair – Selina Ullah

I am delighted that you are expressing an interest in joining the Board of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as a Non-Executive Director. It is an exciting time to be joining our Trust; we are a values-led Trust at a pivotal moment in our history, with a range of transformation programmes across our estates along with our focus on continuous improvement. This is formalised by our work in the Transforming Care Partnership where we are seeking to become an exemplar of care.

We are looking to engage great people with a passion for making a difference to people’s lives and who recognise and share the values that are important to us. I hope that you find the details contained here of interest to you and we look forward to receiving your application.  The Trust has comprehensive induction programme for this role, equally we are committed to the development of our people.

As a member of our unitary Board, our Non-Executive Directors bring support and constructive challenge, and help lead the strategic direction of the Trust. We are a key part of the developing Derbyshire Integrated Care System – we are a Trust that is growing with a strong approach to interconnective working, taking on new regional services, reflecting our ambition to become stronger in system working along with our partners. Because of this, we are particularly keen to hear from potential candidates who can bring a broader perspective to the Board around the wider determinants of health and wellbeing, a strong vision to support the Trust’s role as an anchor institution and have experience of developing partnerships at an organisational level.

I would particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic people, people with disabilities, and LGBT+ people, who are all underrepresented at this level in the organisation. We have an excellent, engaged workforce, as measured by our recent Pulse survey, and we are proud of the work we have achieved – and want to achieve – in terms of making Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT a happy, fulfilling and culturally-rich place to work.

My colleagues and I are very proud of the quality of services we provide and our vision is to make a positive difference in people’s lives by improving health and wellbeing.  We can only achieve this vision by attracting and retaining the very best colleagues to engage with us. If you feel that your commitment and ambition matches ours we hope you choose to join us and I wish you well during the appointment process.

Please feel free to make contact with our advisers at GatenbySanderson if you would like more information or to discuss further anything about the role with me.

Selina Ullah

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