The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Non-executive Director x2

Body: NHS England
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Wakefield and North Kirklees
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £13.000 pa
Time Requirements: 2-3 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    14/03/2023 at 11:00

  • Longlist Stage and Preliminary interviews

    arranged with GatenbySanderson during March/April 2023

  • Panel Sift

    Mid-April 2023

  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There are vacancies for two Non-executive Directors (NED) at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (MYHT). These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.


Person Specification

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

  • Recent and relevant financial experience in a Board level position in a large and complex organisation. Applicants should ideally hold a financial qualification. The successful individual would be a member of the Trust’s Audit Committee
  • Expertise and knowledge of digital transformation and/or transformation using digital platforms to support data mining and analysis for driving large scale service change
  • Knowledge and experience of population health and/or health inequalities

We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with a wider range of experiences that may additionally include commercial or strategy roles.

The Trust’s communities have a rich background of cultures and we are committed to ensuring the organisation reflects this at all levels. We want 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.

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 ideally live in or have strong connections with the areas served by the Trust.

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

Getting in touch

  • GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates. For a confidential discussion about these posts, please contact Robin Staveley or Emily Smith on 0113 205 6071 or
  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Keith Ramsay, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Sophie Johnson on 01924 546419 to arrange this.
  • NHS England – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0113 825 0009 or by emailing
MYHT Chair Welcome Letter
MYHT NHS NEDs Info Pack N2685
MYHT Monitoring Form N2685
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