Solent NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants must live within Southampton, Portsmouth or wider Hampshire
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £6,157 pa
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a month


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Stephanie Elsy from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2020 as Non-executive Director of Solent NHS Trust. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/07/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    14/08/2017 at 10:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description


We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Solent NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Person Specification

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will live in Southampton, Portsmouth or wider Hampshire.

  • You will be socially and economically aware, able to contribute to the development of strategy and must be able to constructively challenge
  • You will be able to contribute to corporate strategy
  • You will be financially literate and comfortable working with financial information

 Desirable criteria

  • Previous clinical experience or financial qualification would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Senior management or board level experience gained within a large complex organisation from either the public or private sector.

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 Modelopens in a new window.

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.   

Additional Information

Key dates

  • closing date for receipt of applications: 6 July 2017 at 11am.  Please forward your completed application to
  • preliminary interviews – Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare from Odgers Berndtson. To facilitate this, we will share your application with Odgers Berndtson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel.
  • interview date: 4 August 2017
  • proposed start date: insert start date

 Getting in touch

  • with the Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Alistair Stokes, the Chair of the trust regarding the role, please contact Rachel Cheal on 023 8060 8814.
  • Odgers Berndtson are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare on 020 7529 1128.
  • with NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker, Appointments Officer on 0300 123 2059 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 will 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
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