Sep 182018

Non-executive Director x 2 - North Bristol NHS Trust

We are recruiting 2 Non-executive Directors for North Bristol NHS Trust. Candidates will need to have either Clinical and patient safety expertise, or organisational development and engagement expertise.


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 gained within a large complex environment in one of the following:

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

  • Organisational development and engagement expertise gained at a strategic level in a commercial environment

For both posts, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to the NHS and specifically North Bristol NHS Trust. You will also 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.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Bristol or the surrounding areas of North Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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 (S1689) PDF, 536.6 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 (S1689) DOCX, 171.6 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.

Application process

Closing date for receipt of applications 11 October 2018 at 11 am*
Interview date 1 November 2018
Proposed start date One from a date to be agreed, the other from 1 April 2019

* 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

  • The Trust -  For an informal and confidential discussion with Michele Romaine, the Chair of the trust, please contact Angela Grant on 0117 414 3816
  • NHS Improvement - For general enquiries contact Joe Porter on 0300 123 2908 or by emailing

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