Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership, 2 Non-Executive Directors and 1 Associate Non-Executive Director

DWMH NHS Trust is recruiting two Non-executive Directors (NEDs) and an Associate NED to complement and enhance the skills on its Board of Directors. This is an exceptional opportunity 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 of the following areas:

  • Post 1: Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines, mental health or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • Post 2: Strategic organisational development skills gained in a challenged environment, preferably with experience in acquisitions and/or mergers
  • Associate post: In addition to the above criteria the Trust will also consider applicants with experience gained in the public, voluntary, community or charity sectors; bringing experience of strategic planning, performance management and business and service development expertise

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession planning and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Although not legally a member of the Board and does not participate in any formal vote, the individual is an integral member of the wider Board team comprising executive and non-executive roles and attending Board and key committee meetings as required.

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 within a reasonable radius of the Trust HQ in Dudley, West Midlands.

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.

Application documents

Information pack PDF, 517.2 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 DOCX, 174.1 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 22 February 2018
Interview date 8 March 2018
Proposed start date 1 April 2018
Term length* 31 March 2019

* The length of the terms of office is until 31 March 2019, or upon a change in organisational form of the Trust whichever is the sooner

Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For an informal and confidential discussion with Harry Turner, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Linda Wix on 01384 325010 or by email linda.wix@nhs.net

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Cody Landshaw on 0300 123 2067 or by emailing cody.landshaw@nhs.net

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