Associate Non-executive Directors x 3, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

We are recruiting three Associate Non-executive Directors for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The opportunity

Ref M1876

We are recruiting three Associate Non-executive Directors (NEDs) for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NED cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidates for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential criteria

For all posts, candidates will have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent relevant senior level experience in one of the following areas:

  • Clinical experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background. The successful candidate will join the Quality and Governance Assurance Committee
  • Experience of informatics in a large complex organisation. This experience can be achieved in a range of areas in informatics, from the application of informatics to assisting the Trust in the gathering, storing, interpreting, and managing of Big Data
  • Academic or education or research experience within an education or healthcare organisation. This experience can be achieved in a range of areas including the use of data to improve quality, in education & training and in research.

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 the area served by RWT.

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 .

Application documents

Information pack (M1876) PDF, 306.8 KB

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

Monitoring form (M1876) DOCX, 267.2 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. Please let us know if you require either a RTF or MAC form.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications* 30 August 2019 at 11am
Interview date 23 September 2019
Proposed start date To be confirmed

*Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • The Chair of the trust, Steve Field is available for informal and confidential discussions about the roles on 12 and 13 August 2019. Please contact Gayle Nightingale on 01902 695950 if you would like to arrange a discussion.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net

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