George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Non-executive Directors

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

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/03/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are two vacancies for Non-executive Directors (NED) at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust (GEH). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

These opportunities will share  responsibility with other Directors for the success of the organisation using the available resources to deliver healthcare and improve the
health of local people.

The Non-Executive Directors are members of the Trust Board and bring independence, external skills and perspectives. Board members share a corporate responsibility for the governance and performance of the Trust in meeting both strategic and operational objectives.
The successful candidates will ideally have Non-executive and or board/senior level experience in large, complex organisations. They will demonstrate capability in strategic thinking and the ability to challenge, influence and build consensus on a wide range of issues.

One post requires clinical and patient safety experience with senior level experience to support and later chair the Trust’s Quality Assurance Committee.

The second post will require an understanding of topical issues affecting Social Care and the NHS.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and citizens and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in the following

Post 1:

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.

And / or

  • An understanding of the NHS quality agenda and the assurance processes needed to deliver effective clinical governance would be an advantage

Post 2:

  • An understanding of topical issues affecting the NHS and knowledge/experience of the Transformation agenda across the North Warwickshire place footprint would be distinctly advantageous

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 live in or have strong connections with the area serve by the Trust.

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 with Russell Hardy, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Leanne Hanson on 0247 686 5068
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing
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