The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Director x2

Body: NHs Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should either have strong connections with the Leeds area or the ability to travel to Leeds.
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £11.500
Time Requirements: 2 - 3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/09/2020 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) has vacancies for two Associate Non-executive Directors (NEDs) . 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. Although Associate NEDs take full part in all aspects of Board work including as members of board sub committees the only difference from a full NED being, they do not participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates for the Associate role 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. It is likely that you will have senior level experience gained in a complex situations and organisations.

Leeds and its surrounding areas have a rich background of cultures and LTHT is committed to ensuring their organisation reflects this at all levels. For either role LTHT wants to seek people who have experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This may have been gained through links with the voluntary or not for profit sectors, community involvement or business initiatives.

Whatever your background, LTHT is 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+

Other areas the Trust is looking to increase the skills of organisation and board are:

Role one: experience of the design and implementation of transformational change at scale, delivering improvements in service quality and delivery

Role two: experience of the adoption of innovations at pace

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

  • The Trust – For an informal and confidential discussion with Linda Pollard, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Joy Murphy on 0113 206 4326 or email
  • GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates, for a confidential discussion about this post, please contact Robin Staveley or Julia St Clair on 0113 205 6090 or
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing
More information is available at and on the Trust’s website, including the Trust’s Annual Report. An interview with Dr Linda Pollard, Chair of the Trust, talking about these roles is available to view at
NHS LTHT ANED Info Pack N2210
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