Non-executive Director x 1 Associate Non-executive Directors x 2, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director (NED) and two Associate Non-executive Directors for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). 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

For all posts, candidates will have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent relevant senior level experience in one of the following areas:

  • Clinical experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background. The successful candidate will join the Quality and Governance Assurance Committee.


  • Experience of informatics in a large complex organisation. This experience can be achieved in a range of areas in informatics, from the application of informatics to assisting the Trust in the gathering, storing, interpreting, and managing of Big Data.

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

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.

Application documents

Information pack (M1876) PDF, 643.8 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.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 11am
Interview date Wednesday 27 February 2019
Proposed start date TBC

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to

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

The trust  - For an informal and confidential discussion with Jeremy Vanes, the Chair of the trust, please contact Gayle Nightingale on 01902 695950. 

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing

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