Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust - Non-executive Director and 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 Norfolk
Skills required: Accountancy
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: The remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 pa
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 27/07/2017 11:00
Interviews: 8/08/2017


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of John Kennedy from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2021 as Non-executive Director of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at

Date: 03/10/2017

Vacancy Description

Ref: M1508

There are vacancies for a Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Associate Non-executive Director will provide additional support to the Board and, if required, can contribute to a range of Board committees, including the Audit Committee and the Finance and Performance Committee. Other Board Committees include the Quality and Risk Assurance Committee, Remuneration Committee and the Charitable Funds Committee.

The Associate Non-executive Director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although not legally a member of the Board and does not participate in any formal vote, the individual is an integral member of the wider Board team – comprising executive and non-executive roles and attending Board and key committee meetings as required.

The successful candidate will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointments as a Non-executive director of the Board in future, should vacancies arise and they have the appropriate skills. The expectation is that a suitable vacancy will arise in March 2018.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will have senior board level experience in the following area:

  • Recent finance experience gained within a large complex organisation including high level financial strategy creation, governance and risk management skills. You must have a relevant financial qualification.

 Desirable expertise

  • Working with a Unitary Board and Audit Committee/ board committee or sub-committee experience.
  • Experience of working on an NHS or NHS Foundation Trust board.

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.

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.  

Additional Information

For information about the Trust, such as business plans, annual reports and services, visit their website

Getting in touch

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Geraldine Broderick, the Chair of the trust, please contact Terry Siedlecki on 01603 697415.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 123 2068 or by emailing

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:

  • a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
  • the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults.  Your references will be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
  • please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack and is available for download
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available

Please forward your completed application to

M1508 Monitoring Form (doc 107kb)
M1508 Information Pack (PDF 283kb)
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