The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: London
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month, however the time commitment may vary and a flexible approach should be taken

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    27/01/2020 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH). 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. The Trust is seeking a Non-executive Director with skills and experiences in Finance who will serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Person Specification

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and to the promotion of excellent health care services and will need to be able to demonstrate experience of:

  • Recent and relevant financial experience together with a financial qualification.
  • You should ideally have experience of having chaired or served on an Audit Committee and a good understanding of the roles of Internal and External Audit.
  • and experience of Risk Management would also be an advantage.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • working alongside other Non-executives and Executive colleagues as an equal member of the Board,
  • bringing independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development,
  • holding the Executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge, and
  • shaping 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 Modelopens in a new window.

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

Hunter Healthcare are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Rhiannon Smith, Managing Partner on 020 7935 4570 or by email

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 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 may 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 on the NHS Improvement website.

Please forward your completed application to

  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available.
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