“Thanks in advance for considering joining the Southern Health family. I am proud to be working in an organisation with such determination and ambition for genuine and progressive change. Your talent, strong sense of social justice and inclusivity of all, will further strengthen our cause to become a truly diverse employer of choice.” Sarb Birk, Diversity and Inclusion Lead.
Being inclusive – welcoming everyone and embracing difference – has to be the bedrock of our culture, if you share our passion for inclusivity we would love you to join our leadership team as a Non-Executive Director.
We know that we have a way to go to make our organisation truly inclusive and we are looking for someone with leadership skills in social justice, equality, diversity, community relations and inclusion to drive us forward. We want to be representative of the population we serve at all levels by 2024/25 – that is to be inclusive of everyone’s background – gender, disability, sexual orientation, trans+ - all backgrounds. We are taking action to stop any inequality and injustice.
We are committed to creating a culture where equality, diversity and human rights are promoted actively and discrimination on the basis of peoples protected characteristics is not tolerated. Recent national reports, such as the Marmot Review, clearly show that despite some progress there is much for the NHS and wider society to do to bring equal access and outcomes for people irrespective of their backgrounds or circumstances. The full marmot review can be found here - https://www.health.org.uk/publications/reports/the-marmot-review-10-years-on
You’ll need to have a broad range of strategic skills and significant experience of aiding social change, being an ally, understanding and championing diversity as well as bringing about meaningful change in complex organisations. If you have the ability to challenge, inspire, motivate, advocate, influence and act as an ally both internally and externally, then please get in touch.
You’ll be working for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust one of the largest NHS Foundation trusts in the country, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disability services. We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust with a fresh board driving our 6,000 dedicated staff to provide the best possible care to our 240,000 patients. We serve a diverse community of 1.3 million people in the beautiful county of Hampshire on England’s south coast.
Further information can be found in our application pack
To be part of our journey please apply by sending your application including CV and supporting statement to our Senior Recruitment Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than noon on 28 August 2020.
If you have any questions please contact Lynne Hunt, Chair, via Kerry Salmon, Deputy Director of Workforce on email@example.com