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: Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth areas
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 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 Sola Afuape as a non-executive director of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2021. Ms Afuape has no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.
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Date: 01/11/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/08/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    week commencing 4 September (date to be confirmed)

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust is recruiting two non-executive directors to complement and enhance the skills on its Board of Directors. 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

We would like to recruit two non-executive directors who demonstrate the person specifications below. The candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to the Trust’s service users and the promotion of excellent mental health care services.

The candidates will be expected to have senior level executive experience gained in a large or complex organisation(s) using global standards, processes and organisational systems or non-executive experience in the private, third or public sectors.

Post one

Community, Involvement & Engagement Non-executive Director

The successful candidate will bring to the Board strong strategic experience in engaging diverse communities in delivering innovation and service transformation as well as a more triangulated understanding of quality.

Post two

Financial, Performance and Commercial Management Non-executive Director

The successful candidate will bring to the Board strong financial and performance management experience as well as a good strategic understanding of commercial activities including large scale partnerships between the public and private sectors.

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

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.

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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth areas. However, we will accept applications from surrounding areas with links to the trust.

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

Hunter Healthcare is helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian on 020 7935 4570 or email

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

Please forward your completed application to

20170718 L1484 Monitoring Form
20170720 L1484 Information Pack
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