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

Body: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Avon and Wiltshire
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    05/09/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    3 and 5 October 2022

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are two Non-executive Director (NED) vacancies 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 served by the Trust.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services and particularly mental healthcare. You will have senior leadership experience of developing and delivering strategy within a large complex organisation, with specific knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Digital transformation
  • Estates management
  • Organisational development
  • Clinical governance
  • Partnership working in a complex stakeholder environment

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; Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire.

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

Getting in touch

  • GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Melanie Shearer, Partner on 07785 616 548 or melanie.shearer@gatenbysanderson.com

  • NHS England – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0113 825 0009 by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

AWP NHS NED Info Pack S2629
AWP Monitoring Form S2629
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