Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust - 3 Non-executive directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Shropshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a month
Closing Date: 13/09/2018 11:00
Interviews: 2 October 2018

Vacancy Description


We are looking to recruit up to three Non-executive directors for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust at what is a pivotal time of change for the NHS. The focus nationally on community services has never been greater, and this is an   exceptional opportunity to help shape some innovative changes to models of care that will transform services and improve lives.

We are looking for strong team players with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a real affinity with community and community services, and the ability to bring challenge and support to the board and its committees.

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 of the following:

Post 1

  • Clinical experience, gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background.

Post 2

  • Recent and relevant financial experience gained in a large and complex organisation. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with a wider range of experiences that may additionally include strategy, data and Information Technology (IT) and how to use them to drive transformational change. The successful individual would become a member of the Trust’s Resources and Performance Committee and Audit Committee.

Post 3

  • Governance experience with an understanding of quality assurance/regulation and a strong track record in partnership working and networking across a range of stakeholders. Legal knowledge or experience would be an advantage. The successful individual will be a member of the Trust’s Quality and Safety Committee and Audit Committee.

For all 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 Mike Ridley the Chair of the trust, please contact Lilia Miedwiecki on 0174 327 7688
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing

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 (M1778)
20180808 Information Pack (M1778)
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