Barts Health NHS Trust, Non-executive Director x2

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: This role will require the equivalent to 2 days a month, however particularly where exceptional circumstance demand this, the time commitment may vary so a flexible approach will need to be taken.


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

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of Joni Ferns as Non-executive Director of Barts Health NHS Trust from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2026. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    09/05/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    w/c 23 May 2022

  • Informal Conversations with the Chair in Common

    w/c 30 May 2022

  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 6 June 2022

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are vacancies for two Non-executive Directors (NED) at 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 served by the Trust.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in one of the following areas:

  • Post 1: recent relevant finance audit and risk experience in a large and complex organisation. The successful candidate will possibly chair the Trust’s Audit and Risk Committee
  • Post 2: Service user / Patient focus to bring challenge around patient care. Relevant backgrounds could be within the public, voluntary sector or a regulator or within public affairs or corporate communications. The successful candidate might sit on the Trust’s Quality assurance 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
  • support the development of 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

Find out more

  • Barts Health 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 Miriam Walker 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 L2601.

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