Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Non-executive Director and NExT Director

Body: NHS Improvement
Appointing Department: NHS Improvement
Sectors: Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Location: Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Yorkshire and the Humber
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: See information packs
Time Requirements: See information packs


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

NHS Improvement is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Moat as Non-executive Director of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust from 5 June 2021 to 4 June 2023. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £13,000 per annum and has declared no political activity in the last five years.

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    01/04/2021 at 11:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date

    May 2021. Shortlisted candidates will also be invited to meet with some of the Trust’s key stakeholders prior to the interview date. Feedback will be provided to the panel.

  • Announcement


Vacancy Description

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS). 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.

As part of their board’s succession plans to improve diversity YAS are also offering a development placement to a talented person who wants to be an NHS non-executive so that they can learn first-hand about the challenges and opportunities associated with being a non-executive director in the NHS today.  This is a development opportunity and not an appointment or employment.  The two-year programme will give successful candidates a unique insight into the role and responsibilities of being an NHS non-executive director by supporting senior people in bridging knowledge gaps. You will feel part of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service leadership team and be invited and encouraged to take part in board discussions and in committee debate. Please also visit Associate Non-Executive Director | Yorkshire Ambulance Service (yas.nhs.uk) for more information about this opportunity. 

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.

Person Specification

Essential criteria – NED

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will have recent, relevant finance experience, gained at a senior level, in a large and complex organisation and hold a financial qualification.

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 live in or have strong connections with Yorkshire and the Humber.

Person Specification – NExT Director

The NHS is founded on principles and values that bind together the diverse communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it. 

Required values, competencies and experience


You must demonstrate a clear commitment to the trust’s values and the NHS values and principles outlined in the NHS Constitution and 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.

Core competencies

You will work alongside non-executive and executive board colleagues. We need diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the community we serve and the staff we employ but have the leadership style and breadth of perspective to make good collective decisions.

Lived experience

Personally, you will bring a range of professional expertise as well as community understanding and experience. We are interested in your life experience and personal motivation that will add valuable personal insights such as: a patient or carer of a service user; engaging with diverse ethnic, cultural, social and economic and cultural groups and communities; experience of gender and women’s issues; experiences and challenges of younger people; and those with lived experience of mental health issues and/or living with physical disability.

Additional criteria

You will also have:

  • the self-knowledge and appetite to drive your own learning and development, and the ability to engage with and add value to the work of the board and its sub committees
  • senior experience from private, public or voluntary sector with strong insight into the role and responsibilities of being a non-executive director in today’s NHS.
  • Specialist professional knowledge, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with legal, community engagement, or voluntary and charity sectors.

Additional Information

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Kathryn Lavery, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Kath by emailing Dawn.Cronian@nhs.net
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

How to Apply

Please read the candidate information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net. Please clearly indicate which role you are applying for. 

N2327 Monitoring Form
N2327 NHS NED Info Pack YAS
N2327 NExT Info Pack YAS
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