Appointment Brief

The Air Ambulance Service, Appointment Brief, July 2017

Overview

The Air Ambulance Service performs two essential services. The service responds to road accidents, medical emergencies, falls and injuries in remote locations, and many other scenarios within: Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. The Children’s Air Ambulance, is a hospital to hospital paediatric transfer service, which involves liaison with critical care hospitals and paediatric retrieval teams across England.

Their work makes a difference to people, to communities and to society as a whole and their responsibility is far reaching. The obvious impact is on saving lives, improving clinical outcomes and being able to react quickly and efficiently to emergencies but their influence is also able to challenge, and when necessary, try to change Government policies on health.

 

TRUSTEE APPOINTMENTS

Rugby/London

They are at an exciting stage in their development, with an ambitious growth strategy, which will see a significant scaling up in their operations and a requirement to bring in ever increasing amounts of funding. In order to achieve this ambition they seek to appoint at least two new trustees, with commercial experience, from organisations where leadership and the delivery of successful growth strategies, coupled with customer insight are core characteristics of their DNA.

They’re looking for trustees who share their passion for their important work, with the ability to provide leadership to a national organisation. You’ll have the gravitas to engage credibly with a wide range of stakeholders. In return you will be guaranteed an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience within a progressive and forward-thinking organisation.

 

Closing date:                                                                  Monday 7 August

Preliminary interviews with Oxford HR:                week commencing 14 August

Final Panel Interviews:                                               week commencing 4 September

 

If you are interested in this unique role and would welcome the opportunity to have an informal conversation, please contact our advising consultant, Philip Nelson, on 01865 403298 or via email at pnelson@oxfordhr.co.uk.

Application Instructions

Oxford HR has been retained as an executive search consultancy to assist The Air Ambulance Service in finding suitable candidates for this role.

To apply for this post, please download and read the Appointment Brief, then complete our online application form. Please complete the form in sentence case – there is no need to use block capitals.

You will be asked to submit the following information:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (of no more than 2-3 sides of A4)
  • A detailed statement (of no more than 2-sides of A4) explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria. (Please look at Help for Candidates for hints on how to write a successful statement).

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:
Pat-Jones-CV-1602
Pat-Jones-Statement-1602

Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form.


Application form

Fields marked with an * are required

Contact information


About you

Education – your degree(s)

Please give the full details of your degrees, including degree title, university and country. For example: "BA English, University of Wales, United Kingdom; MSc Economics, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa".

Education – your language(s)

Experience

Please only include the organisation name and not a location unless included in the title.

Please indicate which of these sectors you have significant professional experience of, at any period of your career history.

Please only state the employers' names separated by a comma and a space e.g. Oxford HR, Universal Exports.

What's the highest level job you've had experience of?

These should be demonstrable in your CV; please select a maximum of 6.

Please list all countries you have worked in for three months or more.  Please separate country names with a comma and a space e.g. UK, USA, etc.

Please select as many as are appropriate.


Your CV and statement

Please spell-check your CV and statement before uploading.

The documents should be saved in Word in the following format:

Your First Name, Your Last Name, Document Name, and Date (yymm) e.g.:
Pat-Jones-CV-1602
Pat-Jones-Statement-1602

Please ensure your documents are formatted as .doc, .docx, or .rtf

If you are applying for a specific vacancy, please upload a Word document explaining why you are interested in this post and giving evidence of how you meet the Person Specification criteria.

Please ensure your documents are formatted as .doc, .docx, or .rtf


Equal Opportunities

This is strictly confidential and optional.

At Oxford HR, we are committed to equal opportunities. Our policy is to ensure that all candidates and clients are treated fairly, openly and honestly irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, religion, social class, nationality or ethnic origin. Occasionally, there may be specific reasons why one of these factors may have an operational effect in particular countries or circumstances. In these cases, we will say so. Otherwise we select candidates to put forward to our clients only on the basis of how closely they meet the needs of the job in terms of experience, skills, qualifications, abilities and personal qualities.

In order to assist us in checking that this policy is carried out, and for that purpose only, it would help if you could complete this form. However, you are under no obligation to do so. This sheet will be separated from the application form on receipt, will remain confidential and will not be used as part of the selection process.

 

As a UK-based consultancy, we use the categories generally used in the UK NGO sector and following guidance from the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Please also feel free to provide additional information to clarify the answer you gave above.


Agreement

Oxford HR will provide you with recruitment services for permanent and / or interim posts, acting as an ‘agency’ as defined under the UK Employment Agencies Act 1973.  By consenting to this agreement, you authorise Oxford HR to identify new executive or non-executive appointments on your behalf.  These opportunities will be within the international development and / or UK charity sectors.  We also commit to consulting with you before sharing your details with potential employers.

Oxford HR will process and store all data in compliance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and Oxford HR’s Information Security and Data Protection Policy and Privacy Policy.

Any enquiries relating to this agreement and / or our services can be addressed to enquiry@oxfordhr.co.uk

 

After you press submit, you will see the message, "Thanks – your submission has been sent". Oxford HR will acknowledge all applications and inform candidates of the outcome.
Technical problems are rare, but if you do experience difficulties please email a screenshot of any error messages to enquiry@oxfordhr.co.uk with details of the date, time and time zone. Please also attach a copy your CV and statement, stating the job title and organisation you are applying for. Thank you.

The Air Ambulance Service

Your local air ambulance