South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, 2 Non-executive directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: Equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    04/04/2019 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description


We are recruiting two Non-executive Directors for South West London and St George’s Mental Health 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

You will need to have a genuine commitment to service users and carers and the promotion of excellent health care services.

Post one

You will have senior board level experience gained in a large and complex organisation with a demonstrable understanding of the non-executive director role.  The Trust is seeking to appoint a commercial non-executive director.  The successful candidate will bring to the Board strong commercial experience, preferably from a service providing organisation.  The successful candidate will also have experience supporting the delivery of major capital projects / change programmes involving financial, performance and commercial management partnership between public and private sectors.

Post two

You will have senior or board level experience gained in a large and complex organisation with experience of implementing clinical governance, including safeguarding processes and the introduction of new systems.  You will be a clinician such as a nurse, doctor, psychologist, occupational therapist or social worker. The trust has a preference for candidates with experience in mental health services. You will have a track record as a champion for care quality. Experience in serious incident investigations would also be an advantage.

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 Modelopens in a new window.

We welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in the organisation and it would be an advantage to live in or have strong connections with the south west London area.

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 Ann Beasley, the Chair of the trust, please contact her PA Janice Allen on 0203 513 6385 or by email

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

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