Northampton General Hospital 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 Northamptonshire or the surrounding counties
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 Jill Houghton from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2020 as Non-executive Director of Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at

Date: 03/05/2018

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    02/11/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

  • Paul Farenden Added 18/09/2017

    Panel Chair

    Chair, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust • Representative of Organisation

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  • Philip Zeidler Added 18/09/2017

    Deputy Chair, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust • Representative of Organisation

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  • Crishni Waring Added 19/09/2017

    Chair, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust • Other Panel Member

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  • Helen Hendley Added 19/09/2017

    Head of Delivery and Improvement (Central & South Midlands), NHS Improvement • Other Panel Member

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Vacancy Description


There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director on Northampton General Hospital 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.

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 experience in clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.

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 service, visit their website

Getting in touch

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Paul Farenden, the Chair of the Trust regarding the role, please contact his PA Jane Jarman on 01604 545868.
  • 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

M1371 Monitoring Form (DOC174 KB)
M1371 Candidate Information pack (pdf 330 KB) Extended closing date
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