Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Director

Body: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should ideally live in or have strong connections with the area served by the Trust.
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

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/10/2019 at 10:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are recruiting an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior recent experience, at Board or equivalent level, within a large complex organisation in one of the following:

  • A background in Organisational Development and Change Management
  • Experience in building capacity to deliver change at pace, and in building strong external partnerships

The Trust provides services to diverse social, economic and cultural groups. Either lived or learned experience of this diversity is highly desirable. You will have a good understanding of the needs of the different sectors of the community, especially those of the black and minority ethnic communities served in the area.

Desirable criteria

  • Workforce / Human Resources expertise
  • Experience with public sector partnership working or private sector joint venturing

You will also 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.

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