University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Non-executive Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Leicester
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £13,000 pa
Time Requirements: 2-3 days a month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gopal Sharma as Non-executive Director of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2025. He is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years. Further information may be available at

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    21/02/2022 at 11:00

  • Longlisting

    w/c 21 February 2022. Long-listed candidates may be invited for a preliminary interview with Hunter Healthcare. To facilitate this, we will share your application with them. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

We are looking for a new Non-executive Director (NED) for University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) to help shape and influence its future strategic direction whilst supporting and challenging executive directors during on-going pandemic recovery, reduction of waiting lists and financial recovery. 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.

Person Specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior level  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.

We are particularly looking for a NED who possesses at least one or more of the following:

  • Experience and knowledge of wider system working including STPs/ICSs and preferably a Clinician or GP.
  • Experience and understanding of how acute hospitals operate, considerable experience of transformation of health services and organisational and leadership development.
  • An understanding of system working in the health and care sector would be an advantage.

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

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to quoting reference M2573.

Monitoring Form M2573
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