Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust - 2 Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should live in or have strong connections with West Lancashire.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
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 appointments of Mr James Birrell from 4 July 2017 to 3 July 2019 and Mrs Julie Gorry from 2 August 2017 to 1 August 2018 as Non-executive Directors of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. They are both entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    25/04/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    18/07/2017 at 11:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

Ref: N1413

We are recruiting two non-executive directors for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital 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.

Post one:

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role. As a key member of the Board you will sit on their Quality and Safety Committee.

Post two:

We are also looking for candidates who have gained recent senior experience, at Board or equivalent level, within a large complex organisation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Change management, transformation and business development, especially in a Healthcare setting
  • Corporate experience, with an understanding of high level governance
  • Experience of the implementation of Healthcare strategy at Board level
  • Finance and accounting
  • A legal background

Additional Information

Find out more

The Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Richard Fraser the Chair of the trust, please contact Brigette Barton Siddiqui on 01704 704783

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker 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
  • Please forward your completed application to
20170329 N1413 NHSI NED INFO pack
20170329 N1413 Monitoring Form
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