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Board Secretary

The Finegreen Group
West Midlands
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Acute Trust
up to £150 per day
Job Type
Corporate Affairs, Trust Secretary
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Board Secretary

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


The Dudley Group are looking to recruit an experienced and driven Board Secretary / governance professional and competent leader keen to help them further develop, operate, embed and continuously improve corporate governance arrangements supporting the Trust on its Journey to Outstanding.

As one of the Executive Team, you will lead the Board Secretary Team ensuring the Trust benefits from evidence-based, best practice progressive approaches to corporate governance. You will have the opportunity to influence and shape corporate governance across the Trust. As such, you will need to be a dynamic leader with extensive experience of corporate governance and supporting both a Board and Council of Governors or similar corporate structures.

This is an exciting time to join the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and the Black Country and West Birmingham Integrated Care System. The Dudley Group is an active partner in the ICS, embracing opportunities to work with partners in the Dudley system and across the Black Country to deliver excellent care, improve health outcomes and address the inequalities faced by their communities. This is reflected in their new strategy and will drive forward how they operate as an organisation over the coming years.

They are seeking an exceptional candidate to help them achieve their vision of ‘excellent care, improved health for all’ for the Trust. You will have a strong track record in under taking the board secretariat function, corporate governance gained in a large acute NHS Trust or other large public sector organisation. Your experience will cover all aspects of board secretary, corporate governance, including horizon scanning; governance and compliance; membership and council of governors; Trust Secretariat; advisory and support to Chair and Chief Executive. You will also be responsible for FOI, IG both led by an experienced IG manager and the Trust’s clinical negligence claims process again led by an experienced manager.

You will enjoy working in a complex, very fast-paced environment and cope well with pressure, ambiguity, frustrations and politics a corporate role involves. You will be as driven and ambitious as the leadership team of the Trust are, and will be prepared to go the extra mile on a daily basis.
They will expect a lot of you and will offer a lot in return. You will benefit from support and working in close collaboration with the rest of their committed team. You will get exposure to many areas of the Trust and local health economy, including engaging in projects and work to support the development of the Integrated Care System (ICS). The Trust offers an excellent contributory pension scheme and 33 days annual leave on appointment.

At the Dudley Group their patients and staff are at the heart of all that they do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with their vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter. They are seeking to recruit staff who share their vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

They are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within their teams, they positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. They are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and they would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Recruitment Timetable:

Applications close: Sunday, 7 November

Shortlisting Interviews: w/c 8 November

Final Interviews and Assessments: w/c 29 November

To discuss this post further, or to request a copy of the information pack, please contact Joe Joyce of The Finegreen Group on


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom
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