East Cheshire NHS Trust, Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: North West
Number of Vacancies: 2
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 Jackie Waugh as Non-executive Director of East Cheshire NHS Trust from 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2026. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years. Further information may be available at https://trust.eastcheshire.nhs.uk/board/non-executive-directors

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/03/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    Post 1 - 24 March 2022 Post 2 - 31 March 2022

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

East Cheshire NHS Trust is one of several organisations within Cheshire East Council’s footprint responsible for shaping and delivering healthcare for our ‘Place’ and is well-positioned to influence and shape our care offer of the future.

Our Board team is a professional, ambitious and capable Unitary Board, proud of the ‘Good’ rated services and leadership for the Trust, with recognised areas of outstanding practice and care; the Board team leads a circa 2,500 strong organisation, with approximately 150 volunteers who contribute to the quality of patient and staff experience. Despite this, the trust is considered sub-scale and this makes it more challenging to meet some standards, which is an important area of focus for the Board as we seek to address that sustainability issue.

We treated circa 427,000 patients during a unique last year, across community and hospital settings and in people’s own homes (480,000 during 2019-20), with a budget of £194m, and made significant contributions through research, evolving practice for better patient care, experience and outcomes.

Person Specification

We are seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to this unitary Board, both roles will require individuals who are able to challenge constructively to think and deliver differently and stretch every NHS pound for maximum reach on behalf of local communities and citizens. There are three key aspects to the role; setting the culture, strategic direction and sharing the vision; ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards; and holding ourselves and executives to account for delivery.
We invite you to bring your insight, experience and entrepreneurial approach to assimilate and analyse complex information and use findings to influence, shape, transform services in unconventional ways, meet challenges, resolve issues and have the courage and confidence to speak out to challenge the status quo.

We are specifically looking for senior level experience in the following areas:

Post 1: due to commence April 2022 (interviews scheduled for the 24th March 2022) We are particularly looking for an individual who possesses at least one or more of the following:

Recent and relevant experience of leading large-scale digital transformation in a transformed market or transforming market

And/ or

Senior level experience of people services and organisational transformation within a person-centred complex organisation.

Post 2: due to commence September 2022 (interviews scheduled for the 31st March 2022)

We are particularly looking for an individual who possesses at least one or more of the following:

Recent finance experience within a large and complex commercial or public sector organisation, supported by a relevant financial qualification

And / or

Demonstrates relevant business and commercial acumen, with a proven understanding of the factors that determine performance, supported by a relevant financial qualification.

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

  • 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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