Non-executive Director, Solent NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Solent 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 live in Southampton, Portsmouth or wider Hampshire.  

  • You will be socially and economically aware, able to contribute to the development of strategy and must be able to constructively challenge
  • You will be able to contribute to corporate strategy
  • You will be financially literate and comfortable working with financial information

 Desirable criteria

  • Previous clinical experience or financial qualification would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Senior management or board level experience gained within a large complex organisation from either the public or private sector.  

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.   

Application documents

Information pack PDF, 892.6 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 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 receipt of applications 11am on 6 July 2017*
Preliminary interviews Long-listed candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview with Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare from Odgers Berndtson. To facilitate this, we will share your application with Odgers Berndtson. Feedback from these interviews will be given to the panel.
Interview date 4 August 2017
Proposed start date TBC

* Please forward your completed application to

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

The Trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Alistair Stokes, the Chair of the trust regarding the role, please contact Rachel Cheal on 023 8060 8814.

Odgers Berndtson are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role contact Carmel Gibbons, Head of Healthcare on 020 7529 1128.

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker, Appointments Officer on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing

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