Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 2 Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: You should have strong connections with the Portsmouth area and preferably have lived or worked in the city or surrounding area
Skills required: Accountancy, Audit and Risk, HR
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require a time commitment 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 appointments of Melloney Poole from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2019 and David Parfitt from 15 May 2017 to 14 May 2019 as Non-executive Directors of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust. They are both entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at http://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    16/03/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    20/04/2017 at 10:00

Vacancy Description

We are recruiting two non-executive directors for Portsmouth Hospitals 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

Essential criteria

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 one or more of the following areas:

  • Governance experience; bringing experience of strategic planning, financial,
    risk and performance management
  • Recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair appropriate Board Committee’s, preferably with a financial qualification
  • Senior level management experience and organisational skills
  • Experience in a Board level role in quality / service improvement and redesign with a demonstrable track record of delivering quality improvement at a strategic level

Board level behaviours

The NHS Leadership model describes nine behaviours which together contribute towards strong and effective NHS leaders. If you are invited to interview, you will also need to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role:

  • inspiring shared purpose – create a shared purpose for diverse individuals doing different work, inspiring them to believe in shared values so that they deliver benefits for patients, their families and the community
  • leading with care – understand the underlying emotions that affect their team, and care for team members as individuals, helping them to manage unsettling feelings so they can focus their energy on delivering a great service that results in care for patients and other service users
  • evaluating information – are open and alert to information, investigating what is happening now so that they can think in an informed way about how to develop proposals for improvement
  • connecting our service – understand how things are done in different teams and organisations; they recognise the implications of different structures, goals, values and cultures so that they can make links, share risks and collaborate effectively
  • sharing vision – convey a vivid and attractive picture of what everyone is working towards in a clear, consistent and honest way, so that they inspire hope and help others to see how their work fits in
  • engaging the team – promote teamwork and a feeling of pride by valuing individuals’ contributions and ideas; this creates an atmosphere of staff engagement where desirable behaviour, such as mutual respect, compassionate care and attention to detail, are reinforced by all team members
  • holding to account – create clarity about their expectations and what success looks like in order to focus people’s energy, give them the freedom to self-manage within the demands of their job, and deliver improving standards of care and service
  • developing capability – champion learning and capability development so that they and others gain the skills, knowledge and experience they need to meet the future needs of the service, develop their own potential, and learn from both success and failure
  • influencing for results – are sensitive to the concerns and needs of different individuals, groups and organisations, and use this to build networks of influence and plan how to reach agreement about priorities, allocation of resources or approaches to service delivery

More information at 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

Find out more

  • the Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Sir Ian Carruthers, the Chair of the Trust regarding the role, please contact hisExecutive Assistant, Susanna Mead on 023 9228 6770.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

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 public.appointments@nhs.net

2070217 S1393 INFO pack
20170210 Monitoring Form S1393
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