Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sector: Health
Location: East Midlands
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £12,638 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 4-5 days a month

This is not a ministerial appointment.

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Vacancy Description

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to the Board who is a qualified healthcare professional with senior leadership experience including serving on a Board. It will be essential that you bring a strong focus on good corporate governance, offer strategic vision and ambition along with the ability to support, challenge and energise our unitary Board working with a complex and dynamic agenda. Most importantly you will share our values and our passion for providing compassionate and high quality services for all our patients, their families and our communities.

Renumeration & Term: £12,638 per annum (subject to review. Mileage and other expenses are payable in line with the Trust’s policy)

Time Commitment: The appointment will be for an initial term of three years, commencing in January 2020 plus an additional period in shadow form from Autumn 2019 to allow for a handover with the retiring Non-Executive Director. The appointment is subject to approval by the Council of Governors. Time commitment will be in the region of 4-5 days per month but other than attendance at key meetings (including Board meetings) much of this commitment will be flexible.

Start Date TBC

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) is a provider of mental health, learning disability and children’s services across the city of Derby and wider county of Derbyshire. We provide a variety of inpatient and community based services throughout the county. We also provide specialist services across the county including substance misuse and eating disorders services. Successful partnership working is essential to the delivery of many of our services. The Trust works in close collaboration with our commissioners and fellow providers of local healthcare services, together with local authority colleagues at Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, and voluntary and community sector organisations. Derbyshire Healthcare is an active partner in Joined Up Care Derbyshire, a partnership of health and care organisations working collectively to address challenges and improve the level of joined up working within the local health and care economy. The Trust provides services to a diverse population, including areas of wealth alongside significant deprivation. The Trust’s catchment area includes both city and rural populations, with over 70 different languages being spoken. We became a Foundation Trust in 2011 and we employ over 2,400 staff based in over 60 locations across the whole of Derbyshire. Across the county and the city, we serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

Non-Executive Directors play a crucial role in bringing an independent perspective to the boardroom in addition to any specific knowledge and skills they may have. They have a duty to uphold the highest standards of integrity and probity and to foster good relations and should apply similar standards of care and skill in their role as a Non-Executive Director of a Foundation Trust as they would in similar roles elsewhere. Responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance and leadership to the Trust in the pursuit of its strategies to provide effective and high quality healthcare services. Non-Executive Directors scrutinise the performance of the Trust’s Executive Director Team in meeting agreed goals and objectives and monitor the reporting of performance. They should satisfy themselves as to the integrity of financial, clinical and other information and that the financial and clinical quality controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible. Also responsible for contributing to the determination of appropriate levels of remuneration of Executive Directors and have a role in appointing, and where necessary removing, Executive Directors, and in succession planning. Non-Executive Directors are expected to participate fully as members of committees of the Board of Directors

The Trust Board is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on the basis of merit. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action. Positive action is defined as voluntary actions employers can take to address any imbalance of opportunity or disadvantage that an individual with a protected characteristic could face. Protected characteristics, as identified in the Equality Act 2010, are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


Please refer to the Job Description/ Person Specification and application requirements in this document for guidance when completing your application. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail or have any queries regarding the post please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Maley, Chair, via Alison Tuckley, Office Manager/Personal Assistant to Chairman and Chief Executive Tel: 01332 623700 – extension 31205 or e-mail

Closing Date for applications is 30 June 2019

Selection Event is expected to be 7 or 8 August 2019

To submit an application please go online to NHS Jobs – Derbyshire


Person Specification

Please read the Non-executive Director Recruitment Pack for more details.

How to Apply

To submit an application please go online to NHS Jobs – Derbyshire


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