Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director

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

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/06/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are vacancies for one Non-executive Directors (NED) and one Associate Non-Executive Director (Associate NED) at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Nottingham and beyond.

As a NED you will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees which could include Finance and Investment, Quality and Assurance, People and Culture Committee and Audit Committee. You would also be expected to undertake additional activities such as chairing consultant recruitment panels.

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 cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a 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. Whilst you don’t need to have had previous experience as a NED or Associate NED, you will have senior experience as follows:

  • Recent, relevant experience in leading process management and service transformation within an environment of comparable complexity


  • Recent, relevant information management and technology experience within a large and complex organisation with a focus on digital services


  • Recent, relevant Organisational Development and Human Resources experience within a large and complex organisation


  • Recent, relevant experience in business planning within an environment of comparable complexity


  • Recent, relevant finance and accountancy experience in a large and complex organisation, preferably with a current financial qualification
  • The desire and demonstrable potential to work at a strategic level

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 and service delivery
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a just and 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 within a reasonable commutable distance to Nottingham.

Given the significant public profile and responsibility members of NHS Boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. NHS Improvement makes a number of specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles. More information can be found on our website.

NUH encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  They love diversity and value difference, unique skills, knowledge and experience.  They particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, who are currently under-represented at NUH.

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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Eric Morton, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Janine Barrowcliffe on 0115 9709121 or
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing
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