St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Two Non-executive Directors and one Associate Non-executive Director

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 the St Helens, Knowsley or Halton areas.
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £6,157 pa
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 appointments of Ian Clayton from 26 September 2019 to 25 September 2021 and Gill Brown from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 as Non-executive Directors of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. They are both entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum. They have declared no political activity. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    30/04/2019 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    09/07/2019 at 11:00

Vacancy Description

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has rated St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust “Outstanding” making it the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside to achieve the highest possible rating in a CQC inspection and one of only nine in the entire country.

There are vacancies for two Non-executive Directors (NEDs) and an Associate NED at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by this outstanding Trust.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level experience in the following areas:

  • NED Post 1: Recent, relevant finance experience with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably, with a financial qualification
  • NED Post 2: 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. We would particularly welcome candidates with primary care or community services experience.
  • Associate NED post: you will have senior board level experience or equivalent experience in a large or complex organisation. You may bring particular expertise including governance, strategic planning, financial management, risk management, organisation performance management, HR/OD or service development

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 Model.

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

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Richard Fraser, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Cathy Duffy on 0151 430 1242.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

How to Apply

Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to

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