East Cheshire NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

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


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Ward as Non-executive Director of East Cheshire NHS Trust from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity. Further information may be available at https://www.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    26/11/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    13 December 2021 in Macclesfield (afternoon). The shortlisted candidates will also be invited to the Trust to meet its key stakeholder

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are seeking a Non-executive director with senior finance experience for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

East Cheshire NHS Trust is proud to provide safe, effective and personal care to their patients. They are a community and acute trust serving a large population and their vision is to deliver the best care in the right place. They have circa 2,500 staff who work across their community settings and their three hospital sites.

You have the opportunity to become part of the Board that sets the Trust’s culture and future vision for an exciting period of new and transformational change.

We are seeking a new Non-executive Director (NED) to the Board. There are three key aspects to the role:

  1. setting direction and sharing the vision
  2. ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards
  3. holding ourselves and executives to account for delivery

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 recent, relevant finance experience and preferably with a financial qualification. Whilst some knowledge of the health and care sectors may be useful, the Trust is keen to hear from applicants from all sectors who offer relevant experience at board level in complex environments.

The successful candidate will Chair the Finance, Performance and Workforce Committee.

Can add to the existing board members’ life experience through one or more of the following; if you can bring insights into:

  • Of BAME heritage
  • The experience of women
  • Younger People
  • Those who are open about their faith
  • The lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds
  • Those who live with a disability or are openly LGBorT

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 be based within a reasonable commuting distance from the Trust (c. up to 1 hours’ travel).

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

Find our more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion about the roles with the Chair of the Trust, Lynn McGill. Please contact her PA, Janine Homer on 01625 661533 prior to the closing date to make arrangements for this
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net.

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