Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: NHS England
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Cambridge
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £13,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Webinar with Matthew Winn, Chief Executive

    22 March 2023 at 6pm via Teams. Please email:, if you would like to join the webinar.

  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Stakeholder panels

    21 or 24 April 2023

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There is a Non-executive Director (NED) vacancy at Cambridgeshire Community Services 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.

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS) delivers a wide range of services for children and adults across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Luton, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Suffolk and Waveney and has been awarded the highest rating of outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for what we do and have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services combined with an understanding of the role and function of an NHS Non-Executive Director.

Your background is less important though your application will be strengthened if you have a commercial background or have been a clinician with experience of building commercial relationships, have a successful track record of building partnerships and/or integrating services and have board level experience in the public, private or third sector.

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.

Applicants should ideally live in or have strong connections with the areas 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

Getting in touch

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Mary Elford the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Michelle Robinson on to arrange this.
  • NHS England – for general process enquiries contact Helen Barlow by emailing

How to Apply

Please forward your completed application to quoting reference M2759.

Info pack M2759
Monitoring Form M2759
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