The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust - 2 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: Shrewsbury and Telford
Skills required: Audit and Risk
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    04/07/2018 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Interviews will take place on 19 and 20 July 2018

Vacancy Description

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) by sharing your talents and expertise to help transform the trust and make a positive difference to your community.

SaTH is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. The Trust’s strategy and decision-making is underpinned by its framework of values: Proud to Care, Make It Happen, We Value Respect, Together We Achieve.

Their main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury. The PRH opened in 1989 and is now the main centre for inpatient women and children’s services. RSH opened in 1977 and became the main centre for acute and emergency surgery in 2012. The Lingen Davies Centre opened in the same year.

SaTH is recruiting two Non-executive Directors (NEDs) and an Associate NED to complement and enhance the skills on its Board of Directors.  This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and experience to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The roles advertised are varied and the successful candidates will be involved in a diverse range of Board activity including chairing the Audit Committee and sitting on other committees such as Quality & Safety and Workforce.

The Trust is entering an exciting phase and they have much to do. They have a strong focus on consistently securing the basics in all areas of performance. In addition, the recently announced investment of £312 million into the reconfiguration of their hospitals presents tremendous opportunities to improve healthcare and outcomes not just for this generation, but for generations to come.

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 leadership experience in complex organisations. There are three vacancies – two Non-executive Director roles (one of which is Chair of the Audit Committee) and one Associate Non-executive Director.

All Non-executive Director roles require a diverse and adaptable approach. You will need to have the ability to think strategically yet be able to understand how strategy is translated into deliverables. Developing positive relationships is critical particularly ones which support effective challenge. Our Non-executive Directors need to be politically aware and provide inspirational leadership aligned to the principles of the NHS. Outstanding communication skills are essential.

All Non-executive Director roles contribute and at times lead sub committees of the Board. The sub committees are an absolutely critical element to ensure robust governance within the organisation.

One of the roles advertised is that of Audit Committee Chair.  For this role it is essential that the individual is financially qualified along with experience gained in a financial environment.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession planning 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 candidate for the Associate NED role 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.

For both posts 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

For an informal and confidential discussion with Ben Reid, the Chair of the trust, please contact Deborah Hazan on 01743 261001.

GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Emma Pickup, Senior Consultant on 0113 205 6292, or email

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

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