Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Non-executive director and 2 Associate Non-executive directors

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: You should have strong connections with Worcestershire, Herefordshire or the Birmingham areas
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £6,157 per annum
Time Requirements: On average this role will require a time commitment equivalent to 3 to 4 days a month
Closing Date: 27/07/2017 11:00
Interviews: 7 September 2017

Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive director and two Associate Non-executive directors on Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.  These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Non-executive director and Associate Non-executive directors will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees including the Audit Committee, Finance and Performance Committee and Quality and Safety Committee.

Person Specification

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

  • Recent financial experience with a financial qualification
  • Working in mental health, learning disability, or children’s services Ideally with a clinical background
  • Senior level experience gained in the public, voluntary, community or charity sectors; bringing experience of strategic planning, financial, risk, performance management and service development expertise

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

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with Chris Burdon, the Chairman of the Trust, regarding the role please contact his PA Rachel Godby on 01905 681667 or Gill Harrad, Company Secretary on 01905 681558.
  • The Leadership Academy is helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rob Wright, Senior Programme Lead Executive Search on 0113 322 5675 or wright@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk.
  • with NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 123 2068 or by emailing sharon.davies19@nhs.net

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

Please forward your completed application to appointments@nhs.net

  • 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
M1499 Monitoring Form (doc 108kb)
M1499 Information pack (pdf 816kb)
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