Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: NHS England
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Northamptonshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £13,000 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    14/10/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    w/c 31 October 2022

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH). 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 experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background; senior leadership experience within the NHS would be desirable.

The Trust is keen to attract applicants that have a personal interest in equality, diversity and inclusion, and can demonstrate a track record on this important issue. The Trust is actively working towards a diverse, gender balanced and representative workforce and welcome and encourage applications from all parts of their communities. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates with disabilities, as these groups are under-represented on our Board of Directors. The Trust is working hard on a range of diversity issues and is making great progress; however they acknowledge that there is still much to do and the successful applicant together with the Board will provide senior leadership and support to the Trust to address the challenges faced by the sector.

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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Northamptonshire.

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

Getting in touch

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Alan Burns, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Caroline Ashby, telephone 01536 491250 email
  • NHS England – for general enquiries about the process, contact Helen Barlow on 0113 2845646 or by emailing
NGH information pack final M2721
Monitoring Form M2721
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