Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Barnet, Enfield and Haringey
Number of Vacancies: 1
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 appointment of Dr Neil Brimblecombe as a non-executive director of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2020. Dr Neil Brimblecombe has no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.

Date: 28/09/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    11/06/2018 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

  • Michael Fox Added 01/05/2018

    Panel Chair

    Chair - Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust • Representative of Organisation

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  • Catherine Jervis Added 01/05/2018

    Senior Independent Director/Non-executive Director - Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust • Representative of Organisation

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  • Victoria Woodhatch Added 01/05/2018

    Delivery and Improvement Director, NHS Improvement • Departmental Official

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  • Steve Hitchins Added 01/05/2018

    Chair, Whittington Health NHS Trust • Independent Member

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  • Charles Waddicor Added 01/05/2018

    Representative of Organisation

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Vacancy Description


We are recruiting for a non-executive director for Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental 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

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

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • Experience of working in a “high reliability organisation” or in an industry or business that exhibits exemplary practices in safety, security and quality

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

Getting in touch

Hunter Healthcare are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Partner on 0207 935 4570 or email

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 may 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
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