Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Non-executive Director and Associate 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 Buckinghamshire
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: From 1 April 2021, the remuneration will be £13,000
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month


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

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of John Lisle as Non-executive Director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2024. He 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 https://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    12/02/2021 at 11:00

  • Preliminary interview

    February 2021

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    10 March 2021 (NED) and 17 March 2021 (Associate NED)

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director (NED). 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.

The Associate NED role is used successfully to allow for the development of the knowledge and skills required for a future full NED role. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

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:

NED post: You will demonstrate recent, relevant finance experience gained at a senior level in either the public and/or third sector. Candidates should be financially qualified. The successful candidate may be asked to Chair the Audit Committee. A background or knowledge of social care would be advantageous but not essential.

Associate NED post: You will have a background in primary care, most likely as a GP, and will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  Your experience will have been gained at a senior level experience and will it is preferred that your background is as a GP, you may also have relevant skills as a registered medical practitioner, nurse, dentist, midwife or other healthcare professional registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Clinical research/education experience would also be desirable.

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

  • Following initial discussions with our recruitment partner, Alumni Harvey Nash we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Hattie Llewelyn-Davies, the Chair of the trust, which can be facilitated by Thomas Patterson.
  • Alumni Harvey Nash are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Thomas Patterson, Director of Healthcare, on thomas.patterson@harveynash.com or 07970 339 151.
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net and thomas.patterson@harveynash.com

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