Vacancy: Non-Executive Director

Person Specification


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Skills in strategic or operational management such as strategic business planning, workplace development, clinical and quality assurance, customer focus or wider business services experience (e.g. customer services, place based or demographic planning, estates planning, stakeholder engagement, change management);

Ability to Chair a committee, an understanding of the wider determinants of health including the needs of our local patient community, the roles and responsibilities of the Council of Governors, statutory and regulatory requirements, risk management and board assurance processes

Specific expertise relating to the work of the organisation in one or more of the following, such as: transformational place making, including workplace and estates based thinking (preferred); patient or customer advocacy; stakeholder engagement; clinical and/or quality assurance; leadership.


Experience of operating at senior or board level within a large and complex public or private sector organisation with a background in collaborative working

Track record of transformational delivery of place making, including workplace and estates based thinking and creation that promotes collaboration, innovation, health and well-being and is passionate about sharing, advising and assuring in this area.


CCAB qualification

Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or experience

Membership of the Foundation Trust


We are particularly looking for applicants with:

  • An ability to Chair the Modern Healthcare Committee (Financial Sub-Committee of the Board)
  • Senior Leadership experience within a large, complex operating environment
  • Extensive experience in a senior financial role
  • Strategic partnership / strategic alliance experience
  • Experience of leading within a governance structure
  • We welcome candidates from the local community or neighbouring counties


At interview you will be expected to demonstrate the competencies required to be effective in this board level role. They are:

Patient and community focus

High level of commitment to providing quality service and care to service users, carers and the community and to tackling health inequalities.

Strategic direction

The ability to think and plan ahead, balancing needs and constraints.

Holding to account

The ability to accept accountability and probe and challenge constructively, whilst understanding the boundaries of confidentiality.

Effective influencing and communication

The ability to influence, persuade others and interact constructively with multiple stakeholders and senior managers.

Team working

Commitment to working as a team member.

Self-belief and drive

The motivation to improve NHS performance and confidence to take on challenges. The ability to undertake specific projects as appropriate.

Intellectual flexibility

The ability to think clearly, creatively and objectively.

Analytical skills

The ability to understand & evaluate a complex range of information & evidence.