North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: North Staffordshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £10,000 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    09/10/2019 at 09:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director (NED) for North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

A key priority for the Trust has been to form strong partnerships across health, social care and the voluntary sector to enable the integration of physical and mental health. The STP Strategy for integration outlines the development of three Alliances across Staffordshire as being key enablers.

The Trust has played an important role in establishing the successful multi – agency Northern Alliance. The vision is to develop integrated resources and services across 10 localities. To support this, the Trust has undergone a significant organisational restructure and transformation.

The trust has just received their published report for their latest CQC well-led inspection. The trust has been rated Outstanding which makes it only 1 of 2 specialist mental health NHS trusts to receive this rating nationally.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent, relevant, senior level finance experience gained in a large, complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee. The successful candidate will also have a financial qualification.

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.

Additional Information

We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with David Rogers, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Mandy Brown on 01782 441632 or by emailing

The Trust is being supported by Gatenby Sanderson. If you would like a confidential discussion please contact Michelle Shirley on 0113 205 6296 or email

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

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