Non-executive Director - London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWUH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond and has a vacancy for a non-executive director. This is an exciting time for the trust as it moves forward to deliver its mission of providing excellent care.


Essential criteria

We are seeking candidates from a broad range of disciplines who can use their experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the unitary board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development and execution
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust
  • work collaboratively as part of the north west London sector

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services and will have:

  • Senior level experience gained in complex and culturally diverse private or public sector organisations
  • A sound understanding of strategic execution/implementation and risk management; and 
  • A background broadly in one or more of the following disciplines or areas of experience or competence: technical; engineering; estate development and management, operational; digital technology; capital markets or finance or commercial; organisational transformation; or the third sector (fund-raising, volunteering, etc.). 

Any interest in to the following areas would be helpful but are not essential:

  • Operational systems, processes and standards for people intensive activities, and eliminating variance in performance
  • Financial or commercial, including internal and external audit practice

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 conveniently to or have some connections with or otherwise be able to demonstrate an interest in the Trust’s work in Brent, Ealing and Harrow or beyond.

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 (L1943) PDF, 323.7 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 (L1943) DOCX, 197.9 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.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications * Friday 26 April 2019 at 11 am
Interview date 15 May 2019
Proposed start date 1 June 2019

* Please forward your completed application to

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 Peter Worthington, the Chair of the trust, please contact him at to organise a discussion time. 

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

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