The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Non-executive Director

At Dudley Group we are passionate about what we do and the services we provide to our patients and visitors. Our ambition is to provide a range of high quality, ever-improving services in a dynamic and stimulating environment that attracts the best staff to work at Dudley.

Ref: NED18

The opportunity

The Dudley Group is the main provider of hospital and adult community services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough and smaller, but growing, communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest.

We provide a wide range of medical, surgical and rehabilitation services to a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge. We provide the full range of secondary services and some specialist services for the wider populations of the Black Country and West Midlands region.  We also provide the full range of community services through our Medicine and Integrated Care Division.

At this critical stage in their development, the Trust are seeking a talented and highly motivated Non-executive Director to join the Board who has worked at a senior leadership level in a large, complex organisation, able to make an invaluable contribution to the strategic direction and future success of Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. Working closely with the Board, you will have a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and provide strategic direction, governance, leadership and challenge at the Board of Directors. 

Essential criteria

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

You will be a person with either:

  • A sound business background with particular knowledge and skills of partnership working and / or mergers;  or 
  • A background in health and technology research; or
  • A sound commercial legal background having been involved in the development of complex partnership or group arrangements; and
  • Capable of chairing a committee, an understanding of 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. 

Application documents

Information pack PDF, 983.0 KB

Application process

Advert placed 24th January 2018
Opportunity to meet Director of HR / Director of Governance. Arrange through Afternoon of the 8th February 2018
Closing Date for the receipt of CV and covering letter By 14th February 2018 midnight
Short listing of candidates By 16th February 2018
Stakeholder panel including presentation to Governors on how your skills fit the needs of the Trust Board and opportunity to meet Director of HR and Director of Governance / Trust Board Secretary 28th February 2018 (within the morning)
Interview and Recruitment Process 5th March 2018(afternoon)

How to Apply

Additional information associated to the role are provided within the enclosed Candidate Pack. 

Please send your completed CV along with the covering letter to Andrea Lester, Recruitment Manager at

Find out more

For a confidential and informal discussion regarding this position please contact Jenni Ord, Trust Chair on tel. 01384 321012.

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