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4214 - Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a corporate governance professional to make a difference within a Foundation Trust by taking a proactive role in ensuring that good corporate governance is in place throughout the organisation.

This is a unique opportunity to support our Director of Corporate Affairs who works across two Foundation Trust (The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust). You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Corporate Affairs team based on the Barnsley site with the opportunity to develop partnership working with the Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs on the Rotherham site.

The interview date for this role will be Wednesday 27th March 2024

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Director of Corporate Affairs supports the Director of Corporate Affairs in ensuring the smooth running of the Trusts formal governance arrangements at Board and Board Committee level in addition to supporting the Council of Governors.

You will lead and develop of team, ensuring a comprehensive and efficient service is provided to the Chief Executives office, Non-Executive Directors, Governors and Senior Managers.

In addition, you will advise on complex governance issues, interpreting issues of policy, legislation and governance and recommending appropriate courses of action. This will include but not be limited to maintaining the Trusts Constitution and other key governance documents.

Attend all Board Committee meetings and deliver coherence across the Trusts Committees, ensuring that the right issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Coordinate the preparation and publication of the Annual Report and Accounts.

Line management of three direct line reports.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Certificates of Sponsorship

For individuals who may require sponsorship under the skilled worker or health & care visa route please use the link below to check your eligibility. Health and Care Worker visa: Overview - GOV.UK (

**Please note funding for travel and associated relocation costs may not be covered by the Trust**

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent with additional management training experience to masters level or equivalent.
  • Evidence of significant personal/professional development
  • Commitment to continuing professional development


  • Membership of the Institution of Chartered Secretary and Administrators (ICSA) post graduate level qualification
  • Sound knowledge of NHS Foundation Trust governance issues
  • Management qualification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Comprehensive understanding of policy and strategic issues within NHS
  • Awareness of Confidentiality
  • Understanding of role and relationships between Governors, Chairman, Chief Executive, Executive and Non-Executive Directors
  • Project initiation and management


  • Financial Awareness
  • Knowledge and experience of risk assurance mechanisms
  • Highly developed Knowledge of health service and corporate governance issues
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements pertaining to Foundation Trusts



  • Experience of working at Board level within a large complex organisation and advising on highly complex matters
  • Experience and knowledge of corporate governance legislation and best practice and experience of their application in complex settings
  • Experience in the Trust/ Company Secretary role
  • Working with solicitors
  • Experience of engaging with Trust stakeholders including Council of Governors and Trust membership
  • Extensive involvement in managing all Trust committees reporting directly to Board.
  • Track record of initiating and implementing good administrative systems
  • Working with members of the public
  • Experience of working in an organisation under public and political scrutiny.
  • Experience in producing Board Reports.
  • Management experience of complex projects

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words, how do you ensure you build and sustain positive working relationships within a team?

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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