Nov 282019

2 Non-Executive Directors - Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting two Non-executive Directors. The Trust are particularly interested in applicants with clinical experience (who will Chair our Quality and Safety Committee) or a commercial finance background.

Non-Executive Director (2 roles)

  • Non-Executive with a clinical background (and Chair of Quality and Safety Committee)
  • Non-Executive with commercial finance experience

£13,000 per annum for an average of 5 days a month


Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is a highly successful and award winning acute hospital and community services trust with a workforce of just under 3000 and 300 volunteers serving a population of over 200,000 people across West and North Yorkshire as well as East Lancashire. The Trust has a turnover of over £185 million, is regulated by NHS Improvement and the CQC.

We are seeking two Non-Executive Directors to join the Board in a radically changing and evolving NHS landscape. The focus for all our Board, working with our partners and stakeholders, is to deliver the Trust’s Strategy aligned to the NHS Long Term Plan and to ensure patient experience and population health is placed at the heart of every decision.

You will thrive in an innovative environment with the opportunity to shape the future of healthcare services for our population ensuring we put the patient at the centre. We are therefore keen to hear from individuals who have strong links to the diverse communities that we serve and can contribute to shaping our organisation’s strategic direction, bringing a depth of understanding of their different and changing healthcare environment.

We are also seeking candidates with the knowledge and career experience that equips them to make a highly informed contribution to Board debate about healthcare strategy and delivery. We are particularly interested in applicants with clinical experience (who will Chair our Quality and Safety Committee) or a commercial finance background. Both posts require previous board experience and experience of chairing meetings. Previous non-executive director experience or equivalent would be advantageous. There is also the opportunity to be the Non-Executive Director who Chairs the Trust’s wholly-owned subsidiary AGH Solutions Ltd which will attract an additional time commitment of 1.5 days per month and associated remuneration.

We would welcome applications from people who live within easy reach of the main hospital site and who ideally have local knowledge and networks in Bradford, Leeds, Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and East Lancashire region. The Trust aspires to be truly representative of the population we serve and we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and who can evidence an understanding of the needs of the communities served by the Trust.

Applicants for the vacancy to which this brief relates should meet the eligibility criteria to be a director. A copy of the self- declaration that the successful candidate will be required to sign is available on request.

The expectation is that Non-Executive Directors will spend an average of 5 days per month on Trust business or more if business dictates. More information on Trust Board meetings is available at

Closing date for applications: midnight 8 December 2019.
Interviews to be held: 19 December 2019

Please submit a full CV and supporting statement via Trac or NHS Jobs

If you wish to have an informal discussion with the Chair, Andrew Gold about either of these roles please contact Trish Smith or Helen Gardner directly on 01535 294803.

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