North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, 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 the North West.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alison Chambers from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2021 as Non-executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. She is entitled to receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum. She has declared no political activity. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    24/06/2019 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    06/08/2019 at 10:00

Vacancy Description

Ref: N2017

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of 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. You will have senior level clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied health professional or an academic who has recent clinical experience.

The successful candidate will Chair the Quality & Performance Assurance Committee and will be responsible for reporting to board issues relating to the delivery of safe and effective care as well as performance in relation to national and local indicators for paramedic emergency services, patient transport and 111. Experience of operating at Director or Deputy Director level is therefore essential.

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.  

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

  • Gatenby Sanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Robin Staveley MBE, Partner on 0207 426 3985
  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Peter White, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Pamela Ward on 01204 498406
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

How to Apply

Please read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to

N2017 NWASNEDInfoPack
N2017 Monitoring Form
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