Aug 302018

Non-executive Director x 2 - Isle of Wight NHS Trust

We’re recruiting 2 Non-executive directors for Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Candidates will need to have senior level experience in either clinical and patient safety or finance in a large and complex organisation.


Essential Criteria

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

  • Post 1: Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines or social care experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.
  • Post 2: Finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation with the ability to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.

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
  • bold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

The Trust’s needs are constantly changing, evolving and developing.  If you believe that you have skills that are relevant to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust but do not meet the criteria for either of these two roles, they would still like to hear from you.

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 (S1533) PDF, 1.0 MB
    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.
  • Monitoring form (S1533) DOCX, 196.6 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

Closing date for receipt of applications 2 October 2018 at 11am
Interview date 24 October 2018

* 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

For an informal and confidential discussion with Vaughan Thomas, the Chair of the Trust, please contact Angie Squibb on 01983 552499

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

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