NHS IMAS offers National Health Service (NHS) organisations that need short or medium term support, the means to access the management expertise that exists throughout the NHS.

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Please see our FAQs section if you have any questions about becoming a pool member with NHS IMAS.

NHS IMAS Members Pool

NHS IMAS welcomes expressions of interest from all expert and experienced senior NHS staff from Agenda for Change (AfC) grade 8d and above. In addition to having expertise in a specific field, individuals will need to be able to demonstrate that they have the right aptitude for working on NHS IMAS assignments.

We also welcome expressions of interests from independents who have considerable experience of working at a senior level in the NHS.

Being a pool member with NHS IMAS does not guarantee that you will be found work or you will be placed on an assignment, our service is demand led and we do not send out pool members CV’s speculatively to the NHS.

If you are interested in applying to be an NHS IMAS pool member, please complete the appropriate online application below.

Chair and Non-Executive Director Pool

We are looking for exceptional candidates who have experience of taking a leadership role on the board of a health organisation, where non-executives and executives perform different roles but share corporate responsibility.

Criteria to join interim Chair and Non-Executive Director pool:

Experience:

Experience:

  • Experience of leading large, complex organisations within either NHS or wider public sector, as either an executive or a non-executive, is highly desirable
  • A significant track record of leadership and achieving positive strategic change, including restructuring boards and recruiting senior members of a Board to achieve performance and quality improvement
  • Experience of leading an organisation through significant change or “turnaround” regarded as crucial
  • Organisational and governance skills including strategic planning, financial management, risk management, people management, performance management and service development will be key
  • Other relevant experience

Key skills / Competencies:

Key skills / Competencies:

  • Strong strategic skills, political astuteness and the ability to cope with complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to make positive rapid impact based on sound analytic diagnostic
  • Combined ambition and realism when setting objectives against deliverable targets – with demonstrable  ability to accept and hold accountability for board performance,  probe and challenge constructively
  • Demonstration of excellent communication, with the ability to work with a range of key stakeholders
  • Demonstrable leadership skills, with an inclusive style of decision making  with the ability to challenge constructively and effectively
  • Organisational and governance skills including strategic planning, financial management, risk management, people management, performance management and service development will be key attributes
  • Ability to demonstrate Independence of sound judgement, integrity and diplomacy.
  • A genuine interest in healthcare issues and understanding of the NHS.


Values/Motivation:

Values/Motivation:

  • A strong personal commitment to the provision of high quality and safe care for patients, engaging with carers and the community, and to tackling health inequalities in disadvantaged groups.
  • Keen to help shape the future of the NHS and improve a complex and important Public Service.
  • Motivated to work hard to improve NHS performance and confidence to take on challenges
  • Willing to uphold the highest standards of conduct set out in “The Seven Principles of Public Life”

(Please note that Chair and Non-Executive applicants need 3 references from current Senior NHS leaders plus one other further reference.)