The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust - Non-executive Director & Associate Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average each 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 George Wood as a non-executive director of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2021. Mr Wood has no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information is available on the trust website at

Date: 28/06/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/05/2019 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


Please note this vacancy and the information pack have been updated to include the interview date.

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.  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 Trust is planning ahead for two natural rotations within its Board, and they seek to appoint two strong team players with excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to bring challenge and support to the board and its committees.

One of the successful candidates will chair the Trust’s Audit Committee and the second post (an Associate Non-executive Director post) will be a member of the Trust’s Performance and Finance Committee and Strategy Committee.

The Associate Non-executive director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate Non-executive directors 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 Non-executive director 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.  You will have recent, relevant senior or board level experience gained in a complex organisation in one or more of the following:

Post one – Non-executive Director

You will have recent and relevant financial experience gained in a complex organisation, ideally with a recognised financial qualification, and experience of audit or risk gained in a governance setting.

Post two – Associate Non-executive Director

Recent experience gained at a senior level with a close involvement in financial governance.

For both posts

We welcome applications from candidates outside the NHS and the Public Sector.

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

Veredus are helping us to identify potential candidates. In the first instance, contact Simon Potts, Executive Director Veredus on 07889 736071 or Reece D’Alanno 07711 779022.

For an informal and confidential discussion with Steve Clarke, the Chair of the trust, please contact Heather Schultz on 01279 444455 extension 2555.

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for one of these roles, 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 may 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

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