Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust- Two Associate Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should have strong connections with the East Midlands area
Skills required: HR
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: We estimate that as a minimum this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    21/07/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Ref: M1507

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking senior level experience to strengthen its Board sub-committees and provide additional assurance to the Board.  This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Associate Non-executive Directors will be appointed as members of the relevant sub- committees, and will be invited to attend all board meetings, participating in a consultancy capacity, advising the board but not able to vote.

These Associate Non-executive Directors are also being recruited as part of the board’s succession planning for the non-executive team.  Those identified may be considered for appointment  to the Trust  board,  without  further  competition,  when  a  Non-executive Director vacancy arises.


Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  We are particularly interested in candidates who bring senior level experience across one of the following areas:

  • HR
  • Estates
  • Capital management
  • Primary care

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.

  • The initial appointment will be for a period of two years. If an opportunity for appointment to the Trust Board has not arisen during this time,  you may be considered for further terms of office, subject to the needs of the organisation and a good performance.

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

Getting in touch

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Eric Morton, the Chair of the trust please contact his PA on Janine Barrowcliffe on 0115 9709121.
  • Odgers are helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Emma Pickup, Senior Consultant on 0113 205 6289 or 07590 225 470 or
  • 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

M1504 Monitoring Form (doc 107kb)
M1504 Information pack (PDF 375kb)
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