Non-executive directors x 2, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint two Non-executive Director with board level or equivalent experience. This is an exciting opportunity for two exceptional individuals.

High Performing Foundation Trust seeks to appoint two Non-executive Directors

This is an exciting opportunity for two exceptional individuals.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a high-performing organisation rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for care and community services by the Care Quality Commission in November 2018. With a vision to provide Excellence Every Time, HDFT places an unwavering focus on care quality and living up to our values of being Respectful, Responsible and Passionate. The Trust has an annual turnover of over £250 million and we provide services through our 4,400 members of staff across Harrogate, the rest of North Yorkshire, North Leeds, County Durham, Darlington, Middlesborough, Stockton, Sunderland and Gateshead. The successful candidates will be expected to travel extensively across this footprint.

Join our vigorous and forward-thinking Board of Directors

We are seeking to appoint two Non-executive Directors with Board-level or equivalent experience. One of the appointed candidates will have recent financial experience including significant budgetary responsibility, and for the second appointment we are seeking experience of leading organisational or system-wide transformation that has been driven by technological, commercial or clinical innovation. One appointment will be from January 2020 and the other from March 2020.

Your experience should include a demonstrable track record of success in organisations of scale and complexity. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, values of accountability, good governance, probity, openness and equality of opportunity. You will be a strategic thinker and experienced in leading and delivering complex organisational change. You will have excellent communication and listening skills, as well as being commercially and politically astute. An understanding of the role of Non-executive Directors is essential, as are an ability to analyse complex information and an appreciation of the future operating context for the NHS.

These are exciting roles in a vibrant environment, providing the opportunity to be at the forefront of new thinking in tomorrow’s NHS. The time commitment is, on average, five days per month and the post will attract remuneration at the rate of c£13,000 per annum.

The Trust values and promotes diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from people from all backgrounds, and particularly those with protected characteristics, to strengthen the diversity of the Board.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with Gatenby Sanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the webpage.

Contact: Robin Staveley, Telephone: 0113 205 6283

Contact: Michelle Shirley, Telephone: 0113 205 6295

Closing date for applications - 27 August 2019

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