Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Two Non-executive Directors

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

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    30/09/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    27 October / 2 November 2021

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are two Non-executive Director (NED) vacancies 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

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:

Post 1

  • You will have clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied disciplines in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role

Post 2

  • You will have recent, relevant finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.

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 future NHS leaders, the successful candidates 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 at least one of 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

  • 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 / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Jasmine Burleigh on 0300 123 2429 or by emailing 
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