Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should either have strong connections with the Portsmouth area or the ability to travel to Portsmouth.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £11,500
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS England / NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Vivek Srivastava as Non-executive Director at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust from 28 October 2020 to 27 October 2022. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £11,500 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years. Further information may be available at https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/09/2020 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Thank you for your interest in the Non-executive Director (NED) vacancy at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) and for taking the time to read this information pack. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.
You will join the Trust at an exciting and challenging time. PHU has recently achieved an overall CQC rating of good and has just become a university hospital. The Trust is developing an innovative strategy, which demonstrates how they will deliver their vision to be recognised as the best hospital, providing the best care with the best employees. It is based both on a sound understanding of the challenges that they face in delivering an ambitious programme of change and on a strong commitment to working in partnership with key stakeholders and partners.
The Trust continues to develop in many directions and has a well-earned reputation for clinical excellence. It is recognised as a major acute hospital, as it offers many services not normally associated with a District General Hospital. It has a designated cancer centre and provides Renal and Transplant Services to a population in excess of two million. The Trust hosts the largest Defence Medical Group in the country and has been accredited with a Gold Award under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. PHU are also accredited as a Veteran Aware hospital. In addition it is a major provider of education and training for clinicians in the South East of England.
As one of the largest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, PHU is an organisation with great ambition. The Trust employs a dedicated and committed workforce who, every day, strives to provide excellent care for the communities they serve across South East Hampshire and beyond. The Trust is also a major provider of training and education to a wide range of health professionals and has a strong national R&D profile.
PHU is seeking a NED with a combination of professional experience, local knowledge and a deep rooted passion to provide the best possible care for their patients to join them during these challenging times, but such challenge offers real scope for innovation and closer collaboration with partners across the health and social care system.

Person Specification

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

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have 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.

Experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities would be an advantage.

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

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

Getting in touch

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Melloney Poole the Chair of the trust. Please contact Jayne Bonilla on 02392 286770.
  • Green Park are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Joanna Moriarty, Partner on 020 3145 3433 or by emailing Moriarty@green-park.co.uk
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

More information is available at Green Park’s microsite.

How to Apply

Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net


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