Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

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

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    05/03/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of the one million people served by the Trust.

There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. LPT want to take positive action to increase the diversity of their board team. In non-executive roles nationally, it is known that people from the local Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, LGBT communities, younger people and those with lived experience of disability are all under-represented.  They want a change.

We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds and experience, particularly from local BAME communities with senior level experience.

The NHS is founded on principles and values that bind together the diverse communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it. 

Person Specification

Required values, competencies, skills and experience

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


You must demonstrate a clear commitment to the trust’s values and the NHS values and principles outlined in the NHS Constitution and 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.

Core competencies

You will work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board. The Trust need diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the community they serve and the staff employed but have the leadership style and breadth of perspective to make good collective decisions.

Lived experience

Personally, you will bring a range of professional expertise as well as community understanding and experience to the work of the board. We are interested in your life experience and personal motivation that will add valuable personal insights such as: a patient or carer of a service user; experience of gender and women’s issues; engaging with diverse social, economic and cultural groups and communities; experiences and challenges of younger people; and those with lived experience of mental health issues and/or living with physical disability.

Additional criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent, relevant commercial expertise gained at a strategic level in a large, complex organisation with the ability to Chair the Finance and Performance Committee.

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 Cathy Ellis, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Sonja Whelan on 07525 723336 or email Sonja.whelan@leicspart.nhs.uk
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net
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