Non-executive Director and Associate Non-executive Director, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust are seeking two experienced and talented individuals to add value to their board. This is an ideal opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The opportunity

Ref: M2026

There are vacancies for a NED and an Associate NED at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. This is an ideal opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust. 

Position 1 – Non-executive Director

Position 2 – Associate Non-executive Director

Essential criteria

For both posts you will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

Position 1 - Non-executive Director Post

You will have senior or board level experience with a strong track record in partnership working across a range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will also ideally have experience of working within an integrated care system.

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
  • chair a Committee of stakeholders
  • 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
  • hold the partnership to account by facilitating purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge

Position 2 - Associate Non-executive Director Post

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board. The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills. 

For the position of an Associate NED the candidate will require relevant finance experience gained in a large, complex organisation, with a professional financial qualification and strong business acumen. You will chair the Charitable Funds Committee and be a member of the Audit Committee and Performance Finance & Investment Committee.

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
  • chair a Committee of the Board (Charitable Funds)
  • 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 the area served by the trust or surrounding counties.

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.

Monitoring form (M2026) DOCX, 309.7 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. Please let us know if you require either a RTF or MAC form.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications* 8 August 2019 at 11am
Interview date 2 September 2019
Proposed start date to be confirmed

*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

We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Danielle Oum, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Jo Wells on 01922 721172 ext 7587                                 

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Emma Meadows on 0300 123 2923 or by emailing emma.meadows2@nhs.net

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