Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Bath and North East Somerset , Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £11,500
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Baptiste-Grant as Non-executive Director of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity. Further information may be available at http://www.awp.nhs.uk/

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    04/01/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people using mental health and learning disability services, served by the Trust.

The NED will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to the work of Board committees, which include the Quality and Standards Committee, Audit and Risk Committee, Finance and Planning Committee, Mental Health Act Legislation Committee and Delivery Committee.

For succession planning purposes, we are seeking someone with senior level experience of quality and patient safety in a large complex organisation, who is able to contribute to the work of the Trust’s Quality and Standards Committee.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services, with a particular interest in mental health and learning disability services. You will be able to demonstrate experience of operating successfully at a senior level.  We are particularly interested in candidates with the following experience:

  • Quality and patient safety and/or quality governance gained from a medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care background in a clinically focused, research or regulatory role.
  • Board level governance
  • Systems working involving multiple partners and stakeholders

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role.  These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the area served by the Trust.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Additional Information

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Charlotte Hitchings the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Wendy May on 01225 362923
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

S2306 NED Info Pack
S2306 Monitoring Form
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