Non-Executive Director of NHS Blood and Transplant

Body: NHS Blood and Transplant
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sector: Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The NHSBT NEDs receive remuneration at the standard rate of £7,883 per annum.
Time Requirements: Two to three days per month.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    14/03/2022 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Ministers are seeking to make a NED appointment to the board of the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve. Boards also benefit from fresh perspectives, and we are always keen to encourage candidates with private sector experience to consider applying for our roles.

As a Non-Executive Director, you will work with the new Chair, six other non-executives; and the Chief Executive and her Executive team to govern the activities of NHSBT. With them you will share the corporate responsibility for the decisions of the Board and the performance of the organisation. In particular you will:

  • contribute to the development of strategy, agreeing the goals, business plans and objectives of the organisation, taking into account the policies of the various UK health departments as necessary.
  • monitor and review performance; ensuring that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and effective.
  • help shape an inclusive and high performing culture in NHSBT through engaging with and providing ideas and guidance to the NHSBT team.
  • demonstrate a commitment to patient safety and to patients and staff being able to properly raise concerns.
  • represent the Board, as required, at official occasions and visits to NHSBT sites.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:

  • a career record of achievement, with an ability to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation that operates in a complex system, including supporting its strategic development and providing scrutiny, support and challenge to the executive team.
  • an understanding of corporate governance and a commitment to the principles of public service, with the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance and accountability.
  • sound judgement, based on an ability to consider complex and often sensitive issues, from an informed and balanced viewpoint.
  • an understanding of the broad role of NHSBT with an ability to articulate some of its key challenges.
  • In addition, the candidate must be a medically qualified haematologist.

Desired Criteria

  • Experience in stem cell and/or academic research.

Additional Information

NHSBT is a Special Health Authority dedicated to saving and improving lives. They are an essential part of the NHS providing a wide range of services making the most of absolutely every donation – from blood and organs to tissues and stem cells.

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NHSBT NED Candidate Pack
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