Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Directors

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

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    17/03/2023 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are three Associate Non-Executive Director (NED) vacancies at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs will report to the Chair and work alongside substantive NEDs, but they cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate NED role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a substantive NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise, and they have the appropriate skills.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

The Trust is looking to attract three applicants, with senior level experience, as follows:

  • Role 1 – a candidate with a personal interest in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), who can demonstrate a track record on this important issue. The Trust is actively working towards a diverse, gender balanced and representative workforce and welcomes and encourages applications from all parts of the community. The Trust is working hard on a range of EDI 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.
  • Role 2 – a qualified accountant, preferably with recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation
  • Role 3 – clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied disciplines, preferably with experience in quality improvement/management

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 ideally live in or have strong connections with the areas served by the Trust.

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 Nick Carver, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Janine Barrowcliffe, his PA by emailing
  • NHS England – for general process enquiries contact Helen Barlow by emailing
Associate NED Information Pack M2819
Monitoring Form M2819
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