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Sheffield Children’s begins search for new non-executive director

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17 May 2023

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a new non-executive director to join the Trust’s Board of Directors and help influence its strategic direction over the coming years.

The new non-executive director will join a highly capable Board that prides itself on keeping patients at the heart of its decisions.

Sheffield Children’s is the only dedicated children’s trust in the country that provides care for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.  

The successful candidate will have a track record of leadership, strategic focus and personal achievement in a complex environment.  As a non-executive director they will need the ability to influence the strategic direction of the organisation and have a passion for developing the quality of service provided by the Trust. They will also need to act as an ambassador and advocate for the Trust.

The successful candidate will replace Peter Lauener, who is stepping down at the end of August after seven years with the Trust. 

Chair of the Trust, Sarah Jones, said: “I would like to thank Peter who is leaving us at the end of August this year.

“Working alongside him has been a pleasure. His dedication to, and passion for, improvements across the Trust has been invaluable. 

“We are looking for someone who can bring a level of experience, ideally from outside an NHS environment, as well as a fresh perspective and insight to our Board.”

If you are interested in applying for the role, you can download the candidate guide here. To have an informal conversation about the role, please email Matthew Kane:

To apply, please submit a CV and a structured letter of application of no more than two sides that identifies how you meet the requirements of the person specification (see penultimate page of the candidate guide) to by 11 June 2023.

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