Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, Non-executive Director x3 and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-executive Director x2

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Lincolnshire
Number of Vacancies: 5
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month


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

NHS England and Improvement are pleased to announce the appointments of Malcolm Burch from 1/05/2021 to 30/04/2023, Jim Connolly from 1/11/2021 to 31/10/2023 and Murray Macdonald from 1/07/2021 to 30/06/2023 as new NEDs of LCHS, and Philip Baker from 23/07/2021 to 22/07/2023 as new NED of UHLT. They will each receive remuneration of £13,000 pa and none have declared any political activity. More information may be available at and

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    26/03/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Stakeholder panel date


  • Final Interview Date

    8 and 9 April 2021

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The NHS in Lincolnshire is currently recruiting Non-executive Directors (NED) for two of its NHS Trusts, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT). These opportunities come at a very interesting time for the NHS in Lincolnshire as they progress their application for designation as an integrated care system.

In Lincolnshire, NHS Trusts have a long history of strong, effective joint working and partnership with Local Authority Public Health, the third sector, Social Care, Housing and Children’s services. Together they jointly lead programmes to address the factors that determine health throughout the course of an individual’s life and to seek to reduce demand on healthcare services in an increasingly preventative and proactive way. The movement to become an Integrated Care System (ICS) is a key priority in the ongoing evolution of their partnerships and joint working as they seek to improve population health outcomes.

Both LCHS and UHLT have critical roles to play in the successful delivery of integrated care. These NED appointments offer an exciting opportunity for the right individuals to be key drivers and system leaders to further develop assurance processes that are essential to the effective governance of the new arrangements.

We are seeking 5 new NEDs, 3 in LCHS and 2 in ULHT, to join the respective organisation’s Board of Directors in a range of challenging yet rewarding roles.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We aim for diversity within each of the NHS Trusts, across their workforce and in their leadership teams. It is important to the trusts that their workforce represents the community of Lincolnshire that they serve and would particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people that are under-represented in their current Board memberships.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

For all roles you will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services in Lincolnshire.

The available roles are:


Post 1: Chair of the Quality and Risk Committee. The applicant must have current or recent clinical and patient safety expertise gained from a medical, nursing, allied discipline experience and have a senior level experience of governance and the effective management of risk.

Post 2: Chair of Finance, Performance and Investment Committee. The applicant must have recent relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation, preferably with a financial qualification. Experience of strategic responsibility for other organisational resources, e.g. people, digital and estates portfolios would be an advantage.

Post 3: Non-executive Director. This applicant must have recent experience of strategic partnership development with a proven record in the involvement and engagement of key stakeholders. Experience gained in a community-based setting would be an advantage.


Post 1: Chair of Finance, Performance and Investment Committee. The applicant must have a recognised financial qualification and current or recent relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation. Experience of strategic responsibility for other organisational resources, e.g. people, digital and estates are also desirable.

Post 2: Chair of People and Organisational Development Committee. The applicant must have current or recent experience at a strategic level of the management of people in a large and complex multidisciplinary setting. Experience of managing cultural change would be an advantage.

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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Lincolnshire.

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 Elaine Baylis, the Chair of both Trusts. Please contact
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to Please clearly indicate which role you are applying for. 

LCHS ULHT NED info pack
LCHS ULHT Monitoring Form
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