Role: 1086 

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A Senior Independent Finance Non-Executive Director is required for 2gether Support Solutions a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT), based in Canterbury. 

Our client is looking for a Non-Exec to provide financial oversight and support in the development of their business. You will be a qualified chartered accountant with strong business acumen, a knowledge of healthcare ideally to support the business and the relationship with the parent company. This will be coupled with an interest in risk and governance. The role will include Chairing the 2gether Support Solutions Audit Committee.  

Remuneration is £14.5k pa including Chair of the Audit Committee, for a minimum of 3 days per month (formal & informal time) for Board & other meetings.  Board meetings are currently held monthly.  The meetings are held in Canterbury (journey time from St Pancras to Canterbury is approx. 56 minutes). 

Business Concept: 

  • The Trust has established 2gether Support Solutions as a social enterprise principled limited company so that core facilities and support services can continue to be operated successfully but with the added benefits that a private sector culture and approach can bring.
  • 2gether Support Solutions is an employer of in excess of 1,100 staff, providing total facilities management services to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT).
  • 2gether has a turnover of currently £75m pa.
  • The three areas of strategic priority are:
    • Training and employment opportunities; 
    • Supply chain opportunities for local companies; and
    • Social responsibilities and community engagement
  • A key priority for 2gether in the coming year is the delivery of the social enterprise elements of the business and measuring the social impact in regard to their services, such as supply chain opportunities for local companies, training and employment opportunities for staff and engaging with the third sector. 


Specific requirements are:

  • Previously a Board Level Finance Director of a c£100m business.
  • Commercially aware and qualified accountant.
  • Previous experience of an Audit Committee (Chair experience beneficial).
  • Good Risk and Corporate Governance credentials.
  • Ideally a knowledge of healthcare.
  • Understands the parent company interface.
  • Uphold the standards of conduct set out in The Nolan Principles of Public Life.
  • Sufficient time availability to commit to a minimum of 3 days per month.

Remuneration is £12k pa with a further £2.5k pa for the Chair of the Audit Committee. for a minimum of 3 days per month, formal & informal time for Board & other meetings.

Board meetings are currently held monthly at East Kent Hospital in Canterbury, plus other meetings.

PLEASE NOTE: client interviews are planned for 25th September and 2nd October in Canterbury.

Closing date: Monday, 2nd September 2019 at 11:00 hrs


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