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North Bristol NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Director x2

North Bristol NHS Trust
Appointing Department
NHS Improvement
Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Number of Vacancies
£6,500 pa
Time Requirements
1 - 2 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  1. Competition Launched


  2. Closed for Applications

    06/03/2023 at 11:00

  3. Panel Sift


  4. Final Interview Date


  5. Announcement


This is not a ministerial appointment.

Vacancy Description

There are vacancies for two Associate Non-executive Directors (NED) at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT). 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.

The Trust is particularly looking for candidates who can bring diversity and offer skills and perspectives that are currently under-represented on the Board.

As members of the Board the successful candidates will also have a critical role in shaping future services for the local population through collaboration with partners in the Integrated Care System (ICS) that joins up hospital and community-based services, physical and mental health, and health and social care.

The Associate NED role offers a development opportunity for candidates who may not yet have the experience to take on a full NED role. It is an opportunity to develop skills and an understanding of how a public board operates in the National Health Service.

Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board meetings but will have the opportunity to contribute to discussions and debate. The Trust offers a mentoring and coaching programme for Associate NEDs, and they may have the opportunity to apply for future Non-Executive Director roles.

Person Specification

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

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing, allied disciplines, or social care experience in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • HR and workforce development expertise gained at a strategic level
  • Recent, relevant finance experience in a large and complex organisation
  • Charity and third sector experience.

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

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.

Additional Information

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Michele Romaine, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Rachel Bartlett on 0117 414 3729.
  • NHS England – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0113 825 0009 or by emailing