Non-executive director and 2 Associate Non-executive directors, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive director and two Associate Non-executive directors for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.


Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will need to have senior board level experience in a large and complex organisation in one or more of the following areas:  

  • Recent financial experience with a financial qualification
  • Working in mental health, learning disability, or children’s services Ideally with a clinical background
  • Senior level experience gained in the public, voluntary, community or charity sectors; bringing experience of strategic planning, financial, risk, performance management and service development expertise

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.

You should have strong connections with Worcestershire, Herefordshire or the Birmingham areas.

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 PDF, 809.1 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 (M1499) DOC, 107.5 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 applications 27 July 2017 at 11.00am
Interview date 7 September 2017
Proposed start date To be confirmed

* Please forward your completed application to

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For an informal and confidential discussion with Chris Burdon, the Chairman of the Trust, regarding the role please contact his PA Rachel Godby on 01905 733674681667 or Gill Harrad, Company Secretary on 01905 681558.

The Leadership Academy is helping us to identify potential candidates. If you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Rob Wright, Senior Programme Lead Executive Search on 0113 322 5675 or

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Sharon Davies on 0300 123 2068 or by emailing

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