Nov 122019

Non-Executive Director (NED) & Associate NED - Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.


AWP provides specialist mental health services to children, adults and older people in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon. It also provides specialist drug and alcohol services and secure mental health services to people living across a wider area.

AWP’s purpose is ‘working together, living our best lives’. The Trust has defined their values as “PRIDE”; Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence. Specifically, the Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. The Trust also provides secure mental health services and works closely with the criminal justice system for prison mental health services.

As a partnership Trust it also has important responsibilities to work together at a local level with other public bodies, such as local authorities, the police and the criminal justice system including prisons and also with the voluntary sector to ensure that services are joined up.

The information pack will be available in due course.

For general enquiries contact Leslie Horn on 0300 123 2057 or by emailing

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 .

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