The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, 1 Non-executive Director 2 Associate Non-executive Directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: West Midlands
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £6,157 pa
Time Requirements: 2 to 3 days a month.
Closing Date: 06/02/2019 11:00
Interviews: Wednesday 27 February 2019

Vacancy Description


We are recruiting a Non-executive Director (NED) and two Associate Non-executive Directors for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Associate Non-executive Director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate Non-executive directors cannot 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 Non-executive director of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Person Specification

For all posts, candidates will have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent relevant senior level experience in one of the following areas:

  • Clinical experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background. The successful candidate will join the Quality and Governance Assurance Committee.


  • Experience of informatics in a large complex organisation. This experience can be achieved in a range of areas in informatics, from the application of informatics to assisting the Trust in the gathering, storing, interpreting, and managing of Big Data.

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

The Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Jeremy Vanes, the Chair of the
trust, please contact Gayle Nightingale on 01902 695950.
NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 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 may 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

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

Information pack (M1876)
Monitoring Form
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