Isle of Wight NHS Trust, three Non-executive Directors and two Associate Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Isle of Wight
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointments of Caroline Spicer, Anne Stoneham and Dr Tim Peachey as Non-executive Directors of Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Ms Spicer and Ms Stoneham’s appointments are from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019 and Dr Peachey’s appointment is from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020. They are entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum . Further information may be available at

Date: 23/01/2018

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    07/11/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    28 and 29 November 2017

  • Announcement

    23/01/2018 at 14:00

Vacancy Description

Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW) is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. 140,000 people live on the island but the population doubles during the summer months.

We are looking for three new Non-executive Directors (NEDs) and two Associate NEDs to share their talents and expertise to help transform IOW and make a positive difference to the lives of people in their community.

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.   

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will have recent and relevant senior level experience in one of the following areas:

  • 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
  • Post 2: Finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation with the ability to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably, with a financial qualification
  • Post 3: Legal expertise and/or corporate governance experience
  • Associate posts: In addition to the above criteria the Trust will also consider applicants with a portfolio of high level governance with strategic planning, financial management, risk management, organisation performance management and service development skills and/or HR, and workforce development expertise gained at a strategic level

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although not legally a member of the Board and does not participate in any formal vote, the individual is an integral member of the wider Board team comprising executive and non-executive roles and attending Board and key committee meetings as required.

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

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 NEDs 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 Isle of Wight. The successful candidates can be either Island or mainland based, providing that they live within travelling distance.

Additional Information

Application process

  • closing date for receipt of applications: 7 November 2017 at 11am. Please forward your completed application to
  • interview dates: 28 and 29 November 2017. Interviews will be held at the Trust HQ on the Island
  • proposed start date: to be confirmed

Find out more

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Vaughan Thomas, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Angie Squibb on 01983 822099 ext. 5767
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults.  Your references will be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack and is available for download
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available
20171009 S1484 Monitoring Form
20171010 S1484 NED pack IOW
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