The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust- Three Non-executive Directors and an Associate Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants ideally should live in or have strong connections with the Leeds area
Number of Vacancies: 3
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 appointments of Professor Moira Livingston, Bob Simpson and Christopher Schofield as Non-executive Directors of The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Professor Livingston and Mr Simpson have been appointed from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2021. Mr Schofield has been appointed from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2021. They are all entitled to receive remuneration of £6,157 per annum. Further information may be available at

Date: 01/02/2018

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    10/10/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    02/02/2018 at 12:00

Vacancy Description


We are recruiting three Non-executive Directors (NEDs) and an Associate NED for The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Please note that the successful candidate for the Associate post will be a key member of the NED team. They will attend trust board meetings and relevant committee meetings, playing an active role by providing advice and appropriate challenge across the range of Trust healthcare services and supporting business areas. However, as they are not formally appointed as Board members, and should circumstances arise, they will not be eligible to vote. In all other respects Associate NEDs are of equal status and value.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have functioned at senior Executive/Board levels within large organisations:

Post 1:

  • 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.

Post 2:

  • Commercial property skills to strengthen the Boards skills to deliver the vision and ‘Build the Leeds Way’ (within the Innovation District of the City of Leeds, the redevelopment of the LGI site). A video that summarises the re-development of the LGI site is available on YouTube (please click to follow link).

Post 3:

  • Legal expertise, ideally gained working in a corporate or commercial environment.

Associate post:

  • Recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the expectation in the longer term to Chair the Audit Committee. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate NED. You will be identified through NHS Improvement using our selection processes but will be appointed by the Trust. This is part of the Board’s succession planning and the successful candidate may be considered for appointment as a full non-executive director, without further competition, if a suitable vacancy arises.

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.  

Additional Information

For information about the Trust, such as business plans, annual reports, and services, visit their website. More information about the Trust Board is available here.

Getting in touch

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Linda Pollard, the Chair of the trust, please contact Joy Murphy on 0113 206 4326.
  • GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about Post 1, please contact Robin Staveley on 0113 205 6097 or
  • 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

20170916 N1216 Monitoring Form (doc 172kb)
20171002 NED Pack LTH
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