Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust – Non-executive director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: West Midlands
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 pa
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 05/11/2018 11:00
Interviews: Tuesday 27 November 2018

Vacancy Description

We are seeking to appoint a non-executive director (NED) for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust with a credible and established board presence. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in the community. The successful applicant will join the board as a Designate NED in the Autumn before moving into a substantive NED position in May 2019.

Designate or Associate NED roles are used successfully across the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieve a balance of skills and experience. Designate NEDs will a receive formal induction, meet key members of staff and attend board and committee meetings to ensure a smooth transition into their new role. Full participation on boards and committees is expected, although, as a Designate NED they cannot participate in any formal Board votes.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent and innovative health care services. You will have board level experience with commercial expertise and experience of successful delivery of significant organisational and cultural change. This experience can be achieved in any sector, provided you can demonstrate service delivery against quality and resource pressures. The successful candidate will be able evidence a commitment to to the principles of equality and diversity and have delivered initiatives to ensure they are embedded across organisations.

You will also 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 are looking for candidates who are committed to helping the Trust achieve the benefit, of a diverse organisation – whether by relevant previous experience or their own personal profile.

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 .

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 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

Monitoring Form
20180926 Information Pack - (M1780)
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