Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Director

Body: Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the Isle of Wight.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a month

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    03/12/2019 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift

    4 or 5 December 2019

  • Final Interview Date

    11 December 2019 (afternoon). The interview will also include the opportunity for shortlisted candidates to have a tour of St Mary’s Hospital.

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


There is a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) with clinical experience in mental health and/or learning disabilities at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.  This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people on the Isle of Wight.

As an Associate NED you will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees which could include Performance Committee and Quality Committee. You would also be expected to undertake additional activities such as chairing consultant recruitment panels.

The Associate NED role will support the Board succession strategy and achieve a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

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 clinical experience in mental health and/or learning disabilities gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience in a clinically focused role.

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

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Vaughan Thomas, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Annette Bulger, Executive Assistant on 01983 552365.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing
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