South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust - Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: South West London - applicants should live in or have strong connections with the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth areas.
Number of Vacancies: 1
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 Patricia Bowen as a non-executive director of South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust from 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2022. Ms Bowen has no declared political activity and will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.

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Date: 15/06/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/02/2018 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    15/06/2018 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

  • Peter Molyneux Added 15/01/2018

    Panel Chair

    Chair, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust • Representative of Organisation

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  • Nicholas Beth Added 15/01/2018

    Head of Delivery and Improvement, NHS Improvement • Departmental Official

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  • Stephen Swords Added 15/01/2018

    Chair, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

Mental illness is the single largest cause of disability in the UK and each year about one in four people suffer from a mental health problem. The cost to the economy is estimated to be around £100 billion annually and with physical and mental health closely linked, people with severe and prolonged mental illness die on average 15 to 20 years earlier than other people.

South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust is recruiting a non-executive director 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

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

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. This could be from the private or not-for-profit sectors but would include a good strategic understanding, gained at Board level, of commercial activities such as large-scale public/private partnerships including with the construction/housing sector.

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; and
  • 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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with the Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth areas.  However, applications will be accepted from candidates from surrounding areas with links to the Trust.

Additional Information

Key dates

  • closing date for receipt of applications: 06 February 2018 at 11.00am.  Please forward your completed application to quoting reference L1644.
  • interview date: 26 March 2017
  • proposed start date: 04 April 2017

Getting in touch

  • If you are shortlisted a number of time slots will be offered for an informal and confidential discussion with Peter Molyneux, the Chair of the Trust, or David Bradley, the Chief Executive of the Trust, please contact Tamara Cowan on 020 3513 6632.
  • Hunter Healthcare are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rhiannon Smith, Director on 020 7935 4570 or email or Jenny Adrian on 0207 9354570. Please direct initial enquiries to Hunter Healthcare.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 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; and
  • tell us about any dates when you will not be available.
20180118 L1644 Information Pack FINAL
20180118 L1644 Monitoring Form
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