Public appointment

2 Non-executive Directors, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

We are recruiting two non-executive directors for Portsmouth Hospitals 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.


Essential criteria

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

  • Governance experience; bringing experience of strategic planning, financial, risk and performance management
  • Recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair appropriate Board Committee’s, preferably with a financial qualification
  • Senior level management experience and organisational skills
  • Experience in a Board level role in quality / service improvement and redesign with a demonstrable track record of delivering quality improvement at a strategic level

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.

Board level behaviours

The NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model describes nine behaviours, which together contribute towards strong and effective NHS leaders. If you are invited to interview, you will also need to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These can be found in the information pack (pp6).

Application documents

Information pack PDF, 268.6 KB

This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.

Monitoring form DOC, 111.0 KB

We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications: 16 March 2017 at 11am*
Interview date: 29 March 2017
Proposed start date: April/May 2017

* Please forward your completed application to

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

the Trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Sir Ian Carruthers, the Chair of the Trust regarding the role, please contact his Executive Assistant, Susanna Mead on 023 9228 6770.

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

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