Non-executive Director, Weston Area Health NHS Trust

We are recruiting a non-executive director for Weston Area Health 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

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to provide leadership, informed independent and objective challenge within a framework of mutual respect and diversity to the Board of Directors. The successful applicant must have relevant experience and / or expertise to contribute to the effectiveness of the Board and the wider organisation and be able to lead the Audit & Assurance Committee.

In order to complement the existing skill mix of the Board, the Trust is seeking candidates with backgrounds in at least (and preferably more than) one of the following areas:

  • Commercial and financial strategy (essential criteria)
  • Recent experience within a local authority context, ideally with expertise within the health and social care sector
  • Human resources and organisational development
  • Partnership working in any field
  • Recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation with the ability to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.

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.

Board level behaviours

The NHS Leadership Academy’s  Healthcare Leadership Model describes nine behaviours, which together contribute towards strong and effective NHS leaders. If you are invited to interview, you will also need to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These can be found in the information pack (pp 7).

Application documents

Information pack PDF, 267.7 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, 111.5 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: 16 March 2017 at 11am*
Interview date: 7 April 2017
Proposed start date: 1 May 2017

* 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 Grahame Paine, the chair of the trust regarding the role, please contact his Executive Assistant, Julie Fisher on 01934 647001 extension: 3001

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

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