Do you fancy ?12,475 a year for working at least 3 1/2 days per month? There’s an advert on the Echo website for a Non Executive Director for the Southend United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
“With an annual turnover of ?240m and high levels of engagement with staff, local partners and communities, Southend University Hospital is in a strong position to excel, further reinforcing our position as the provider of choice for local people. The Board of Governors is now looking to appoint a new Non Executive Director who will work with us to further our ambitions in the challenging times ahead and realise our ambition to be an excellent healthcare provider. “
They are looking for , amongst other things, someone with a “Proven track record as a senior leader within a complex, customer service driven organisation. “.
We’d be interested to know our readers views on this. Does the trust really need to offer ?12,475 for just a few days work a month to get a suitable person? Or is that simply the going rate for non-executive directors these days? Is it OK if the chosen candidate has a couple of non-executive directorships already? And are any onlinefocus readers going to apply?