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Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Associate Non-executive Directors

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Appointing Department
NHS Improvement
Charity & Public Sector, Health and Social Care
Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Number of Vacancies
£13,000 per annum
Time Requirements
2 - 3 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

We have a number of Associate Non-executive Director vacancies at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the people of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our new Associate Non-Executive Directors will join a cohesive, engaged and inspiring Board focused on putting patients, their families and our people at the heart of all our strategic decisions. We are seeking inspirational and inclusive leaders who can bring a strong understanding of good governance, a patient focus and positive energy to challenge and support our Board.

Associate Non-Executive Director roles are used successfully in the NHS to support a Board succession strategy and also to achieve a balance of Board level skills.

Successful candidates for the Associate role will also be considered for appointment as a voting Non-executive Director of the Board in future when vacancies arise. We are seeking to appoint Associate Non-executive Directors at this point but we anticipate that we will have substantive Non-executive Director vacancies in the near future.

We are keen to attract applicants that have a personal interest in equality, diversity and inclusion, and can demonstrate a track record on this important issue. The Trust is actively working towards a diverse, gender balanced and representative workforce and welcomes and encourages applications from all parts of our communities. Our Trust is working hard on a range of diversity issues and is making great progress; however, we acknowledge that there is still much to do and the successful applicants together with the Board will provide senior leadership and support to the Trust to address the challenges faced by the sector.

Person Specification

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

  • Financial experience in a complex organisation
  • HR/Change Management experience. Experience of leading organisational and cultural change to achieve performance improvement
  • Experience gained in public, voluntary, community or charity sectors with experience of either workforce development, strategic planning, finance, risk, performance management or service development
  • Strong track record in partnership working across a range of stakeholders

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 positive and compassionate 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 the area served by the Trust (Herefordshire and Worcestershire).

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

Getting in touch 

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Mark Yates, the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Rachel Godby – Executive Assistant on (01905) 681667 to arrange a call.
  • NHS England – for general process enquiries contact Helen Barlow by emailing