Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-executive director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should live in or have strong connections with North East London.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 per annum.
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.
Closing Date: 14/05/2019 11:00

Vacancy Description

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) has a vacancy for a non-executive director.  This is an exciting time for the trust as it moves forward with its vision to provide outstanding healthcare to the community it serves, delivered with Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Drive and Empowerment.

BHRUT provides acute hospital care to the populations of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in outer east London, and in west Essex.  The Trust also provides regional neuroscience and cancer specialist services and operates a specialist stroke service for a wider population.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior or board level workforce development experience gained in a large complex organisation.

While not a requirement to apply for this role, an understanding of cultural aspects to an organisation would be an advantage.

The post holder will chair the People and Culture Committee, and will be expected to champion related initiatives and activities.

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

The trust – we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Joe Fielder, the Chair of the trust, please contact Christine Smith by email on or 01708 435444.

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

Please send applications to

20190415 L1947 InformationPack
20190402 L1947 MonitoringForm
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