Barts Health NHS Trust - 2 Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: East London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointments of Natalie Howard and Margaret Exley as Non-executive Directors of Barts Health NHS Trust from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2021 and 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021 respectively. Mrs Howard and Mrs Exley have no declared political activity and will each receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.

Further information may be available at

Date: 07/12/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    26/10/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are recruiting two non-executive directors for Barts Health NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Person Specification

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. 

For post one

You will have experience in corporate finance and / or as Finance Director in the property development sector, ideally commercial property, including specific experience such as property development, finance raising and restructuring, Joint Ventures / Special Purpose Vehicles or planning applications and consents.

For post two

You will have broad experience of HR Director or OD professional responsibilities within a large people-based and/or service organisation.  You will also have experience of leading and overseeing successful transformation, including the introduction of new ways of working, organisational models, cultural change, efficiency and quality improvement. You will also be financially literate and have an interest in diversity and inclusivity.

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.

Additional Information

Key dates

  • closing date for receipt of applications: 11am on 26 October 2017. Please forward your completed application to
  • interview date: 14 November 2017
  • proposed start date: to be confirmed


Getting in touch

  • Russell Reynolds Associates is supporting this recruitment. For a confidential discussion with Patrick Johnson about the role, please contact
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults. Your references will be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack and is available for download
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available

Please forward your completed application to

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