Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Three Non-executive Directors and an Associate Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should have strong connections with Portsmouth or the surrounding areas
Number of Vacancies: 4
Remuneration: £6,157 pa
Time Requirements: On average this 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 appointments of Greg Brown and Jon Watson MBE as Non-executive Directors of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust from 7 December 2017 to 6 December 2019. They are both entitled to receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at http://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/

Date: 15/12/2017

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/11/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    28 and 29 November 2017

  • Announcement

    15/12/2017 at 12:00

Vacancy Description


The Trust is looking for three NEDs and an Associate NED who shares their ambition to innovate, transform and further strengthen their position as a leading healthcare provider and employer of choice.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although not legally a member of the Board and does not participate in any formal vote, the individual is an integral member of the wider Board team comprising executive and non-executive roles and attending Board and key committee meetings as required.

The successful Associate NED candidates will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointments as a NED of the Board in future, should vacancies arise and they have the appropriate skills.

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.   

Person Specification

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:

  • clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • an understanding of and interest in healthcare, and a commitment to NHS principles, with knowledge of the wider local community, quality improvement processes and systems change
  • experience of patient advocacy and /or community engagement with an understanding of the social and economic influences on the NHS and other organisations with responsibilities for improving the health of the population

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.

Additional Information

Key dates

  • closing date for receipt of applications: 15 November 2017 at 11am. Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net
  • interview dates: 28 and 29 November 2017
  • proposed start date: to be confirmed
 Find out more
  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Melloney Poole, the Chair of the Trust, please contact her PA, Liz Burroughs 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
20171011 Monitoring Form S1349
20171018 S1349 NED INFO PACK PHT
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