Non-Executive Directors

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


  • Location London
  • Sector Health
  • Client South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration £16,500
  • Reference GSe112017
  • Closing Date Monday 22nd July 2024

“Everything we do is to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve, and to promote mental health and wellbeing for all.”


South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust operates across more than 90 sites in South London, providing not only core mental health services to our four local boroughs (Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham, Croydon), but we also offer 50 specialist mental health services nationwide. Part of the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, we also work closely in partnership with a variety of organisations across London, within both the South East London and South West London Integrated Care Systems, as part of King’s Health Partners, and with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. Rated as “Good” by the CQC, the Trust has over 6000 staff working at the cutting edge of mental health delivery.

Our ambitious five-year strategy Aiming High; Changing Lives sets out our vision to offer each and every person outstanding treatment and support to enable their recovery and to help them live a fulfilling life. This backdrop presents a hugely exciting opportunity for us, those we care for, and our local communities and partners. Together, we believe we can be outstanding.

The Trust is now looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to complement and play important roles as part of our high-performing Board and working with the Council of Governors. The Trust is looking for high-calibre individuals who are able to make a strong contribution as a Non-Executive Director across the breadth of the Board’s activities, who will bring one or more of the following skills and experience: financial, informatics and digital strategies, strategic estates, and/or commercial.  

Our partnerships are a key aspect of our success, and we need Non-Executive Directors with the empathy to understand how best to collaborate as well as understanding the needs of the people who use our services. Continually improving quality in a financially challenged local health and care system is no easy task, but the roles offer the opportunity to play a leadership role in the largest mental health provider in the country as it embarks on the next stage of its transformational journey.

We are committed and give significant focus to the voice of our communities at the most senior level of the Trust. Ideally you will have a strong connection to mental health and/or the communities we serve, and you will need to have a passion for quality and excellence to match that of our dedicated workforce.

With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will be experienced in building and developing relationships and partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, understanding how best to navigate a complex network of competing interests to get the best outcomes for patients and service users.  

Our organisation cannot provide quality care without equality. We want our organisation to be the best mental health trust in the country – known not only for the excellent services we deliver to people but for how staff support and value each other as equals. As a Trust, we want to be known for our action on anti-racism and this will be a golden thread throughout all our work. We are committed to tackling discrimination and embracing diversity across our organisation, we would particularly welcome applications from people who have a protected characteristic. Lived experience of mental ill health is valued by the Trust across our workforce, and Board.

If you believe you share our values and vision, and have the experience, skills and knowledge required, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To find out more click on the apply button below or for a confidential discussion please contact our search partners GatenbySanderson:


Melanie West, Senior Consultant


T: +44 (0) 7384 464 187


Melanie Shearer, Partner


T: +44 (0) 7785 616 548

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