Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust, Non-executive Directors (Vice Chairs)

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £23,500 per annum (includes responsibility allowance)
Time Requirements: Circa 3.5 days a month but this may vary so a flexible approach is required


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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

As part of the ongoing collaboration between Barts and BHRUT, 2 Vice Chairs are sought, one for each trust who will also Chair the Finance & Investment Committee and also sit on the Audit Committee.

The ideal candidate will not only have financial experience, possibly exemplified by a financial qualification, ideally within a large complex organisation but also some understanding of NHS complexities, the importance of whole system pathway redesign and reducing  unwarranted variation, and non experience experience to appreciate the value of independent challenge.

Person Specification

Please see the attached information pack for further details about the full person specification. In addition to strategic skills, an understanding of good governance, and a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services we are seeking candidates who can bring the Board added expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Who can work closely with the Chair, deputising where required to provide the necessary support, guidance, and challenge to the Executive team.
  • Recent relevant finance experience possibly also with a financial qualification in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the (Finance Committee)

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.

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

Find out more

  • BH and BHRUT are working in partnership with Audeliss. For a confidential discussion please contact Louise Gore at Audeliss on
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to quoting reference L2578.

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