Non Executive Director

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
25th January 2023
10th February 2023
Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter
Job Type
Salary (£)
£13,000 per annum - Minimum 4 days per month
South West


We are looking for two exceptional individuals to join our Board as new Non-Executive Directors.  You will be at the heart of decision-making in an ambulance service where nearly 6,000 colleagues, 950 volunteers and over 800 students in training provide emergency and urgent care services in the most demanding of circumstances across 10,000 square miles to the people of South West England.

We are committed to ensuring our organisation delivers on its cultural vision to be one team, united in our commitment to care and in our ambition to learn, improve and innovate.   And at the heart of this is a commitment to be a more inclusive employer, welcoming all and nurturing a workplace population from a truly diverse range of backgrounds, uniting in learning from lived experiences and ensuring this is reflected in turn in our care for our communities.

We have ambitious goals around increasing our representation of black and minority ethnic groups, increasing the proportion of female leaders in operations, and ensuring more of our colleagues are supported with needs arising from their disability, enabling them to grow their careers and thrive.    We have an active number of colleague-led forums, from neurodiversity, and menopause café to disability and race equality, these are important networks, helping to support colleagues and aid organisational learning and inform meaningful change and improvement.   And in support of this we are committed to ensuring our Board represents our workplace population and the communities we serve.  We would love to hear from candidates from a diverse and wide range of backgrounds and strongly encourage applications from people with a disability, black, Asian, and minority ethnic people, LGBTQIA+ people, and women.

In this role you will contribute to the strategic and long-term direction of the Trust, work alongside regional and national partners, and scrutinise our care and services, to ensure we are delivering the best for our population.

You will share our Trust values, be driven to make a difference, and have a passion for delivering the best possible quality of care for our patients.

We are seeking two senior professionals: one with audit and risk management experience and a financial qualification to support our auditing, risk management, and improvement activities. This is with a view to chairing our Audit & Assurance Committee.

The second will support financial management and governance across SWASFT, with a view to chairing our Finance Oversight and Assurance Group. This individual will bring broad financial acumen and governance experience.

All individuals will need to demonstrate their success working across a large and complex organisation, in the public, private or third sectors. Likewise, both roles require individuals who are eager to bring new ideas and perspectives to help us be the best we can be in the context of the unprecedented demands and challenges we face now – and in the future.

For further information and details on the roles and how to apply please visit

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