Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director x2

Body: Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Milton Keynes
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: TBC

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications


  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Job overview

We are seeking to recruit two talented and highly motivated Non-Executive Directors to join the Trust Board of Directors and drive forward the Trust’s strategic development. Working closely with the Trust Board Chair, you will have a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and provide strategic direction, leadership and challenge at the Board of Directors.

You will have held senior leadership or consultancy positions in either the public or private sector, preferably operating at Board or strategic level.  With an active interest in workforce and organisational development, cultural inclusion, and/or financial services and accountancy, you will be committed to making a contribution to excellent standards of care within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to ensure that the Trust fulfils its statutory and legislative responsibilities through utilising your professional skills and perspective to add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, holding senior managers to account, and offering collaborative challenge and advice. You are likely to have close links with our catchment area and will be committed to making a difference to the way care is delivered to patients.

You will be a collaborative individual who is progressive, ambitious and committed, with a proven record of delivery and ability to establish relationships across complex stakeholder landscapes.

Working for our organisation

Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) NHS Foundation Trust is a medium sized district hospital that provides a full range of acute hospital services and an increasing number of specialist services to the growing population of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. With around 550 beds and employing more than 4,000 staff, the hospital sees and treats approximately 400,000 patients each year comprising of both outpatient and emergency attendances.

In 2015, the Trust entered into a partnership with the University of Buckingham to establish the first independent Medical School in the country. The first medical students commenced pre-clinical training at the University in January 2015, and in April 2015 the Trust changed its name to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to reflect this status. As part of our partnership with the university, we opened our state-of-the-art medical school in 2017 which enables us to attract, train and retain the best clinical talent. In partnership with the University, we are a Teaching Hospital, and we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients.

The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in their latest inspection which took place in June 2019.

MKUH promotes an inclusive workforce and encourages applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge

Essential criteria

  • An understanding of Foundation Trusts, the NHS and the external environment in which they operate and accountability arrangements
  • Degree or equivalent experience in professional career
  • Qualifies as a public member of the Foundation Trust
  • Sound understanding of corporate governance


Essential criteria

  • Board and/or senior level experience in a public or private sector organisation
  • Understanding of complex organisations and a track record of leadership
  • Leadership skills

How to Apply

Applications are to be made via the Trust Secretary, Kwame Mensa-Bonsu. For more information, please visit Job vacancy: Non-Executive Director (NED), Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes | ( or speak to Kwame on 01908 996 234 or email

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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