Non-executive director, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has a vacancy for a non-executive director. This is an exciting time for the trust as it moves forward with its vision to provide outstanding healthcare to the community it serves.

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Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior or board level workforce development experience gained in a large complex organisation.

While not a requirement to apply for this role, an understanding of cultural aspects to an organisation would be an advantage.

The post holder will chair the People and Culture Committee, and will be expected to champion related initiatives and activities. 

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 North East London. 

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 (L1947) PDF, 265.3 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.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications* 14 May 2019 at 11 am
Interview date* to be confirmed
Proposed start date* to be confirmed

* Please 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 trust  - we strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Joe Fielder, the Chair of the trust, please contact Christine Smith by email on christine.smith65@nhs.net or 01708 435444.


NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing leslie.horn@nhs.net

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