Jun 182018

Non-Executive Director and Associate Non-Executive Director, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive director and an Associate Non-executive director at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.


Essential Criteria

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

  • recent finance experience ideally with a recognised financial qualification
  • commercial experience gained at a senior level; for example bringing sales, marketing, customer focus, company growth, and business development expertise
  • strong track record in partnership working across a range of stakeholders
  • legal expertise, ideally gained working in a corporate or commercial environment
  • a healthcare background with experience of the NHS

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

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 (S1692) PDF, 369.4 KB
    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 (S1692) DOCX, 173.8 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 * 16 July 2018 at 11am
Information evening 3 July from 6pm: An information evening for those interested in the roles. Please see the information pack for further information.
Interview date TBC
Proposed start date to be confirmed

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to public.appointments@nhs.net

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

The Trust - For an informal and confidential discussion with David Clayton-Smith, the Chair of the trust, please contact Peter Palmer, Assistant Company Secretary on 07976 793249 or by emailing peterpalmer@nhs.net 

NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net


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