University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should have strong connections with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area but should not be working or have worked for the Trust or its Partners
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month with an expectation that additional time will be necessary

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    06/11/2017 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

Ref M1562

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL).  This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Trust is also looking to recruit an Associate Non-executive Director. This is part of the Board’s approach to succession planning. The Associate Non-executive Director will be identified by NHS Improvement through our selection processes but will be appointed by the Trust.   Although you will not be appointed formally as a Board member and will therefore be ineligible to vote, in every other respect you will be expected to play an active role in Board meetings, Board Thinking Days and meetings of Board Committees as well as other activities.   The successful candidate may be appointed as a full Non-executive Director, without further competition, if a suitable vacancy arises.

Person Specification

Candidates will need to show a genuine commitment to patients, an affinity with the Trust’s values and an understanding of the rich local diversity of the populations they serve. Based on analysis of current UHL needs, candidates will have senior level experience gained within a large and complex organisation in one or more of the following areas:

  • Clinical qualification and experience from any clinical field but not with current or previous service at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust or partner organisations and potentially
  • Experience of operating in a regulated health environment, which could include the private or, public and charities sectors
  • Knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by BAME communities, disabled people  or women in accessing health services
  • Knowledge and understanding of the importance of patient experience in health services

In addition and in common with the themes in the NHS Five Year Forward View, candidates will have experience of working between and across organisational boundaries and have a strong desire to apply their experience to NHS board level decision making.

For the Associate Non-executive Director role, we would welcome applications from those with experience of change and transformation and who could contribute to the Board on this basis.

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:

Getting in touch

With the Trust – For an informal and confidential discussion with Karamjit Singh, the Chair of the Trust, regarding the role please contact his PA Mandy Johnson on 0116 258 8940.

With the NHSi – for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 123 2068 or by emailing

M1562 Monitoring Form (DOC 174 KB)
M1562 Information pack (pdf 476 kb)
Return to NHS Appointments