Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Non-executive Directors

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


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

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointments of Non-executive Directors of Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Simon Hamilton has been appointed from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2024 and Dinah Cox OBE has been appointed from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2024. They are entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and have declared no political activity in the last five years. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    Interviews & stakeholder sessions: 18/19 July 2022

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing and we are looking for new Non-executive Directors to support their work.

Currently rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, the Trust aspire to be an ‘Outstanding’ organisation, providing the very best care to their communities and the very best working environment for their staff. They strive to use the expertise that sits within their own organisation and the resources and skills of their partners across the health and care economy to enable them to deliver high quality services that are safe, focused on people’s recovery and driven by the voices of those who use them. As an organisation they endeavour to be open, responsive and inclusive in their attitude and their practices, engaging internally and externally to ensure they learn from others. As a Board, they are clear that truly outstanding clinical services can only be delivered by an empowered workforce, supported by an innovative digitalisation strategy that ensures care is delivered to the people using their services in a personalised, accessible and responsive way.

To ensure that the Board can support the organisation in delivering outstanding care for the people that use their services, the Trust needs to have the strongest skills around the Board table and the most effective Board governance – so there has never been a more meaningful time to join them as a Non-executive Director and bring your support, challenge and insight. While it would be helpful to bring in new team members who already have some familiarity with the roles and responsibilities of Non-executive Directors, more important to them is their commitment to increasing the diversity of their Board and wider organisation and so we would particularly welcome applications from people from under-represented groups.

Person Specification

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services for the people of Devon and the wider South West.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to the people who use our services and the promotion of excellent mental health and learning disability care services. In terms of your professional expertise, we are open to new colleagues from a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, finance, commissioning, public health and digitalisation.

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

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How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to quoting reference S2617

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