May 242019

Non-Executive Director - Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Business / Organisation Name: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website:
Business / Organisation Type: NHS
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid / 3 days per month

Role Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Board of one of the best performing hospital trusts in the country at a time of unprecedented challenge and opportunity within the health service. Our trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. We have also been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection. We are recognized nationally for the strength of our leadership, with our Chief Executive Lesley Watts receiving the prestigious Health Service Journal Chief Executive of the Year award in 2018. Our staff have won a number of accolades including Health Service Journal and Macmillan excellence awards, teaching and education awards from local universities, Health Education England and Times Higher Education, the Nursing Times Student Nurse of the Year award and Stoma Care Nurse of the Year.

We are one of the top NHS employers – our staff say they are engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate and have redeveloped emergency departments on both of our sites and a range of new facilities for women’s and children’s services.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to contribute to our exciting agenda. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a track record of achievement, in whatever their particular area of expertise, with the confidence and ability to support and challenge at Board level. You will bring experience of having influenced change amongst colleagues or stakeholders, and ultimately demonstrate the personal qualities and skills to work effectively as a member of the Board and with the Council of Governors. You will subscribe to the Trust’s values and the principles of the NHS, and bring a genuine enthusiasm to help the Trust deal with the challenge of providing high-quality healthcare with increasing efficiency.

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 are balanced and reflect the communities they serve. We particularly welcome applications from people from the local Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, who are able to make a real contribution to this organisation and who can contribute to shaping our strategic direction.

If you are excited by this challenge and feel you have skills and experiences that can be of value to the trust, we would love to hear from you.

Closing date is 17th June

Application Details

How to apply

In order to apply, please submit:

  • a comprehensive CV;
  • a covering letter which sets out your motivation for the role and the value you would bring to the Board, and encapsulates the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria;
  • Please include the names and addresses of three referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

The preferred method of application is online at:

If you are unable to apply online please email:

All applications will receive an automated response.

Any postal applications should be sent direct to Rebecca Coates at 20 Cannon Street, London, EC4M 6XD. All candidates are also requested to complete an online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be found at the end of the application process. This will assist Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Any information collated from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.

Closing Date: 17/06/2019
Contact Name: Rebecca Coates
Contact Telephone: +4420 7518 2612
Contact Email:

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