Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Non-executive Directors

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

This is not a ministerial appointment.


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointments of Alexander Carpenter and Hetal Parmar as Non-executive Directors of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust from 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2025. Thy are entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum each and have declared no political activity in the last five years. Further information may be available at https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    18/03/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    April 2022 TBC

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are two Non-executive Director vacancies at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), one to chair the Finance & Performance Committee and one to chair the Audit Committee. We are keen to recruit local candidates who live in the Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland area to share their talents and commercial / financial expertise in order 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.

The health of people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland varies considerably.  LPT and its partners in the Integrated Care System are working to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. Leicester City is one of the 20% most deprived districts/unitary authorities in England and about 23% (17,100) of children live in low income families.  Leicester is proud to be an ethnically diverse city with around half of the population identifying as from an ethnic minority group. The health of people in Leicestershire and Rutland is generally better than the England average. Both Leicestershire and Rutland have populations older than the national average, which presents additional challenges to the health system in tackling multi-morbidities. (This information is taken from the Public Health England Local Authority Health Profiles 2018/20)

Person Specification

Essential skills

  • You will have recent, relevant financial or commercial expertise gained at a senior strategic level in a large, complex organisation
  • Ideally, you will be a qualified accountant or hold a financial/business qualification
  • You will demonstrate the ability to chair a large meeting of either the Finance & Performance Committee or Audit Committee dealing with complex issues of risk and assurance.
  • You will have an understanding of good governance in a large, complex organisation

Lived experience

Personally, you will bring your professional expertise as well as community understanding and life 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.

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.

Applicants should either have strong connections with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and meet the required time commitment.

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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Cathy Ellis, the Chair of the trust prior to submitting an application. Please contact Sonja Whelan on  07342 068 826 or email  Sonja.whelan@leicspart.nhs.uk to arrange a time.
  • 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.

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