Croydon Health Services NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Croydon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require a time commitment equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 08/06/2017 11:00
Interviews: To be confirmed

Vacancy Description


We are recruiting a non-executive director for Croydon Health Services 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 the patients and communities served by the trust, the promotion of excellent health care services and tackling health inequalities.  You will also be a qualified accountant with senior level finance experience in a comparable sector.

Board level behaviours

The NHS Leadership model describes nine behaviours which together contribute towards strong and effective NHS leaders.  If you are invited to interview, you will also need to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role:

  • inspiring shared purpose –  create a shared purpose for diverse individuals doing different work, inspiring them to believe in shared values so that they deliver benefits for patients, their families and the community
  • leading with care – understand the underlying emotions that affect their team, and care for team members as individuals, helping them to manage unsettling feelings so they can focus their energy on delivering a great service that results in care for patients and other service users
  • evaluating information – are open and alert to information, investigating what is happening now so that they can think in an informed way about how to develop proposals for improvement
  • connecting our service – understand how things are done in different teams and organisations; they recognise the implications of different structures, goals, values and cultures so that they can make links, share risks and collaborate effectively
  • sharing vision – convey a vivid and attractive picture of what everyone is working towards in a clear, consistent and honest way, so that they inspire hope and help others to see how their work fits in
  • engaging the team – promote teamwork and a feeling of pride by valuing individuals’ contributions and ideas; this creates an atmosphere of staff engagement where desirable behaviour, such as mutual respect, compassionate care and attention to detail, are reinforced by all team members
  • holding to account – create clarity about their expectations and what success looks like in order to focus people’s energy, give them the freedom to self-manage within the demands of their job, and deliver improving standards of care and service
  • developing capability – champion learning and capability development so that they and others gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to meet the future needs of the service, develop their own potential, and learn from both success and failure
  • influencing for results – are sensitive to the concerns and needs of different individuals, groups and organisations, and use this to build networks of influence and plan how to reach agreement about priorities, allocation of resources or approaches to service delivery

It is also essential that any director champions 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

More information at the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model

Additional Information

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is hosting a Candidate Open Evening between 5:30pm – 7pm at a date to be confirmed in Seminar Room A & B, Post Graduate Medical Centre Croydon University Hospital.  For more information, please contact Patricia Nawaz on 020 8401 3348.

Getting in touch

  • with the Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Michael Bell, the Chair of the trust, please contact his PA, Patricia Nawaz on 020 8401 3348.
  • with 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 will 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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