Non-executive Director, East Cheshire NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for East Cheshire NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity 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 have senior level experience in the following areas:

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise with an understanding of the current quality agenda in the NHS and the assurance processes needed to deliver effective clinical governance
  • Significant senior leadership experience and a demonstrable track record of delivering quality improvement at a strategic level. Applicants should be from a medical, nursing, clinical or social care background.

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

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 ideally be based within a reasonable commuting distance from the Trust (c. up to 1.5 hours).

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 (N1655) PDF, 377.2 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 (N1655) DOCX, 174.1 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

East Cheshire NHS Trust is hosting an information session for potential candidates on 29 March 2018. This will take place between 5pm and 6.30pm at New Alderley House, Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Closing date for receipt of applications* 11am on 5 April 2018
Interview date 17 April 2018. The shortlisted candidates will also be invited to the Trust to meet its key internal board members.
Proposed start date 1 May 2018
* Please forward your completed application to


This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

For more information, please contact Emma Pickup, Senior Consultant at Gatenby Sanderson on 07590 225 470 or by emailing 

You can also get in touch with:

  • For an informal and confidential discussion with the Chair of the Trust, Lynn McGill, regarding the role please contact her PA Fiona Baker on 01625 661501 prior to the closing date
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

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