Appointment Brief

The Air Ambulance Service, Appointment Brief, August 2017


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.




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 4 September

Preliminary interviews with Oxford HR:                  week commencing 11 September

Final Panel Interviews:                                               Late 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

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.:

Applications will not be accepted without a completed application form.

The Air Ambulance Service

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