The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Two Associate Non-executive Director

Body: The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Leeds
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: 2-3 days a month

This is not a ministerial appointment.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/03/2022 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    Post 1 - 24 March 2022 from 2pm (Microsoft Teams)

  • Final Interview Date

    Post 2 - 6 April 2022 from 2pm (tbc)

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

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

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board. The successful candidates for the Associate roles will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Person Specification

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

Post 1: You will be a public sector senior leader, ideally with experience of large complex organisations gained in a government department / civil service. You will have an understanding of the complexities to transformation, productivity, stakeholder engagement, governance and funding streams, and broker engagement between public, private and charity sectors.

Post 2: You will have recent, relevant finance experience within a large and complex and regulated organisation, ideally with a financial qualification. With progression you will have the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee.

LTHT is also interested in your ability to add to the existing Board members’ life experience and bring personal insights into one or more of the following:

  • The experience of gender and women’s issues
  • Younger People
  • Those who are open about their faith
  • The lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds
  • Those who live with a disability
  • Those who are openly L/G/B/T/Q+

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.

Applicants should either have strong connections with the Leeds area or the ability to travel to Leeds and meet the required time commitment.

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 Dame Linda Pollard, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Marie Pearson on 0113 206 4326 or email
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing 
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