Non-executive Director, West London Mental Health NHS Trust (L1646)

West London Mental Health NHS Trust has a vacancy for a Non-executive Director.This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community and to the operation of nationally important specialised mental health services

L1646

Essential Criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will have significant and senior level experience in organisational development and/or community and patient engagement.

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

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.


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.

Preference will be given to applicants with strong connections with the local area and an understanding of mental healthcare.


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 (L1646) PDF, 356.2 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 (L1646) DOCX, 175.0 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 for receipt of applications* 14 March 2018 at 11.00am
Interview date 10 April 2018
Proposed start date to be confirmed
* Please forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

 

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

The trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Tom Hayhoe, the Chair of the trust, please contact Carol Carter on 0208 354 8457.

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

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