Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Norfolk
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £12,943 per annum
Time Requirements: Up to 4 days per month

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    07/04/2020 at 00:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) are looking for an experienced Non-Executive Director to join our Board. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise and make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the NNUH. This is an exciting time to join as we continue to strive towards providing outstanding levels of care to our patients.

NNUH is a large and vibrant teaching hospital providing a full range of acute clinical services across the county of Norfolk and surrounding areas. With its main site on the edge of the cathedral city of Norwich, a district hospital in Cromer, and other smaller community-based sites, NNUH operates at significant scale, serving a population of over one million across the region. With a clear focus on safety, quality and excellence in patient care, NNUH is near four years into a five-year strategy and has made substantial progress. Building on its vision to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’ NNUH has set out on a journey to be rated ‘outstanding’, supported by strong clinical leadership and an open, collaborative culture of learning and improvement.

We are looking for an outstanding, experienced individual to join as a Non-Executive Director. The successful candidate will become a member of the Board of Directors and will be collectively responsible for developing, monitoring and delivering the performance of the Trust, ensuring that excellence remains at its core.

The ideal candidate will have substantial board level experience as a Director and a track record of executive leadership gained in a financial and/or commercial organisation. They will have a background of transformational, strategic change in a customer facing business environment with previous experience as a non-executive director too, ideally within the NHS.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to serving and improving the health of the community across Norfolk and passionate about excellence in patient care, with a keen enthusiasm and interest in the work of NNUH and its wider partners. Working with fellow board directors, the Council of Governors and other stakeholders, these individuals will have the confidence, credibility and sensitivity to engage with a wide range of audiences both within and outside the Trust.

Person Specification

Please see the attached NED appointment brief for further details.

Additional Information

If you meet the essential criteria and wish to discuss the opportunity further please contact Jacqueline Elms on 01603 287420 or

For further information regarding the recruitment process please contact the NNUH recruitment team on 01603 287578 or

How to Apply

Please complete an application via NHS Jobs ( or Trac jobs ( attaching both a Covering Letter and CV.

As part of your application we’d like you to supply a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this post and what impact you feel you could make on the healthcare system in Norfolk. In your covering letter please set out how you meet the essential experience criteria.

NNUH NED appointment brief

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

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