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Company Secretary


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Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Preston Hospital
Circa £75,000
25/04/2019 23:59

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding Company Secretary.  We are looking for an individual who has strong corporate governance knowledge who will provide excellent support to the Board of Directors. 

Working closely with the Chairman, Chief Executive and Board, you will play a key role in the organisation ensuring the Trust complies with relevant legal, constitutional and regulatory requirements associated with an NHS Foundation Trust. 

We are seeking an individual with drive and ambition who will make a substantial contribution to the Trust. 

As a Trust, we provide acute services to our local population of around 400,000 and provide a number of tertiary services to around 1.6 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.   Most of our clinical services are provided on our two hospital sites – Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital.  We also have a specialist mobility and rehabilitation service in Preston, the Broadoaks child development centre in Leyland and we provide dialysis units in various locations in Lancashire.  We have an operating budget of circa £500 million and a workforce in excess of 7,500.  We are proud to the provider of a wide range of tertiary services for Lancashire and South Cumbria including our status as the Major Trauma Centre for the area. 

We are looking for a Company Secretary who is able to help us on our journey for the pursuit of excellence whilst at the same time ensuring that effective systems and processes are in place to ensure our corporate governance in robust.    They will work closely with the rest of our senior management team in ensuring the provision of safe, effective and harm free care. 

If you are an experienced company secretary who is able to provide visible, credible leadership across the Trust and to your team and play a key role in promoting a culture that encourages a dynamic approach to teamwork and the use of initiative which supports employees to reach their full potential, then we want to hear from you. To be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate a track-record of achievement and a strong motivation for the role and commitment to delivering value-based high-quality care. 

Interested?  Applications should be submitted via NHS jobs attaching CV and covering letter via the link below: 

Interview date:  10th May 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion, contact Karen Partington, Chief Executive on 01772 522962.