North Bristol NHS Trust - 2 Non-executive Directors and an Associate Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Bristol or the surrounding areas of North Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average the Non-executive Director roles will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month, and the Associate Non-executive Director role will require 1 to 1.5 days a month; however, the time commitment may vary and a flexible approach should be taken.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    05/02/2020 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

An opportunity has arisen at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) for two new Non-executive Directors to join the Board, one being the chair of the Audit Committee. The Board is also seeking to recruit an Associate Non-executive Director to join the Board as part of its succession planning process.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for future appointment as a full Non-executive Director, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Trust which has recently received a “Good” overall rating from the Care Quality Commission, and is rated as “Outstanding” under the Caring and Well-Led domains. The Trust Board has recently approved a new five-year strategy and forward-thinking transformation plan, building on an already strong digital transformation agenda.

These non-executive vacancies reflect an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise and make a positive difference to the lives of the people served by the Trust.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

Post 1 – Non-executive Director

  • You will have experience as a senior clinical leader in the NHS, social care or the private healthcare sector (nursing, medical or allied discipline)


  • Extensive commercial experience gained at the highest levels of industry.

Post 2 – Non-executive Director (Chair of the Audit Committee)

  • You will be a fully qualified accountant capable of chairing the Trust’s Audit Committee. You will have experience operating at the highest management levels of a large organisation preferably in the private/commercial sector, although senior public sector experience will also be considered.
  • Conflict resolution and organisational development expertise would be viewed favourably in candidates for either post.

Post 3 – Associate Non-executive Director

Associate Non-executive Director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate Non-executive Directors cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

  • The role at NBT is a development opportunity within the Board. The Trust is looking for candidates who can bring diversity and offer skills and perspectives that are currently under-represented on the Board. For example, you may have clinical or third sector experience, have been in a leadership role in a smaller social/community organisation or may have run your own successful business, and can demonstrate a good understanding of standard business processes. You may not have the experience or time required to take on a full Non-executive Director role, but may be seeking to expand your own experience whilst contributing to the strategic leadership of an NHS Trust.

All Posts

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 Bristol or the surrounding areas of North Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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

The Trust – we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Michele Romaine the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Rachel Bartlett on 0117 414 3729.

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

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