Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust - 3 Non-executive Directors

Body: Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health
Location: Sheffield
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £12,688 per annum + £2,000 uplift for Audit & Risk Committee Chair
Time Requirements: A minimum of 3 days per month
Closing Date: 31/05/2019
Interviews: 19 June 2019

Vacancy Description

The Trust provides a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and wellbeing through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce of which you could now become a part.

Person Specification

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to service users and to the promotion of excellent health care services as well as significant and relevant experience gained in a large, complex organisation. Experience of leading change and of operating at board level is essential.

For the position of a Non-Executive Director Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee (A&RC) the candidate will require significant, relevant finance experience gained in a large, complex organisation, with a professional financial qualification and strong business acumen. 

Board level competencies

If you are invited to interview, you will also need to demonstrate the range of competencies required to contribute effectively in this board level role, including:

  • Service user and community focus – a strong commitment to the provision of high quality and safe care for service users, engaging with carers and the community, and to tackling health inequalities in disadvantaged groups
  • Strategic direction – the ability to think and plan ahead, to develop a clear vision and enthuse others, balancing needs and constraints
  • Holding to account – the ability to accept accountability for board performance, and probe and challenge constructively, and the ability to hold the Chief Executive and executive directors to account
  • Effective influencing and communication – a high level of ability to gain support and influence, political acumen
  • Team working – commitment to working as a team member, and the ability to take on a personal leadership role and build an effective team
  • Self-belief and drive – the motivation to improve NHS performance and confidence to take on challenges
  • Intellectual flexibility – the ability to think clearly and creatively, make sense of complexity and clarify it for other people
  • Application of standards of public life – uphold the highest standards of conduct set out in “The Seven Principles of Public Life”.

The Trust is particularly interested in inviting candidates who have a clinical or allied health professional background, a social care background or who have a lived experience as a service user or a carer.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and you will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS check (currently £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health.

Additional Information

Candidates must be available for the presentation and interview dates.

For further information, please contact the Director of Corporate governance on (0114) 3050727 or email 

Closing Date:         31st May 2019
Selection Date(s):  w/c 3rd June 2019
Presentation:          17th June 2019
Interview:                19th June 2019

How to Apply

Applications are made via You will need to register (if not already done so) and search for post reference 457-19-019-SM for the Audit & Risk Committee Non-Executive Director position and post reference 457-19-020-SM for either of the other two Non-Executive Director positions. You will need to upload your CV.  If submitting an application online is problematic then please email

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