Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Non-executive Director x 2

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Leicestershire
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £11,500
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    08/01/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are vacancies for two Non-executive Directors (NED) 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

NHS England / NHS Improvement 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 senior level experience and strong chairing skills in at least one of the following areas:

Quality Assurance Committee Chair NED post: 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

Finance and Performance Committee Chair NED post: recent and relevant commercial expertise gained at a strategic level in a large and complex organisation.

Additional Information

  • 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

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

M2313 LPT Information Pack
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