Non-executive Director in common, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust & North East London NHS Foundation Trust

North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) are looking to strengthen the trust’s partnership and join up the care both trusts deliver to patients in order to integrate health and care services across outer NE London.

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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 a financial qualification, such as ACCA, and financial experience and expertise. This is essential as the role will chair the Finance and Investment Committee at BHRUT and the Audit Committee at NELFT.

You will have experience of chairing committees and an awareness of the health and care sector, enabling you to constructively challenge and work collaboratively throughout the organisations to help the Trusts develop and deliver their strategic plans.

Experience of operating at Board level, managing complex change and transformation is required and it would be beneficial if you have already been a Non-Executive Director, Trustee or Governor.


You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executive 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
  • promote and uphold the Trusts’ mission, vision and values

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

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 (L1842) PDF, 414.8 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 (L1842) DOCX, 206.2 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 * Midnight on Thursday 2 May 2019
Interview date and meeting with trust stakeholders at a date to be confirmed You will be asked to prepare a 15 minute presentation at the stakeholder event, followed by a 10 minute question and answer session. This will be followed by a formal interview with the selection panel. You are welcome to use visual aids such as a PowerPoint presentation if this is helpful.
Proposed start date July 2019

* 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

With the trusts - NELFT and BHRUT - If you are shortlisted and would like an informal and confidential discussion with the Trust Chair in common, Joe Fielder, please contact christine.smith65@nhs.net or 01708 435444

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

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