Non-Executive Director

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    £11,500 per annum

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  • Expiry date

    05 October 2020

  • Client

    Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Ref: GSe67019

We are seeking a Non-executive Director with senior transformation and organisational development expertise and experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director (NED) at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (the Trust). 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.

An interview with Keith Ramsay, Chair of the Trust, talking about the Trust and this role is available to view at

As the Trust drives forward and develops the Mid Yorkshire Quality Improvement System which is based on the Virginia Mason methodology and the Toyota Production System, you will need to bring senior transformation and organisational development expertise gained at a strategic level in a complex organisation.

You will also need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.

The Trust’s communities have a rich background of cultures and we are committed to ensuring the organisation reflects this at all levels. We want to seek people who have experience of engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. This may have been gained through links with the voluntary or not for profit sectors, community involvement or business initiatives.

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 the Trust’s ongoing strategic 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 the area served by the Trust.

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.

NHSI's 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.

Virtual open evening17.30pm Monday 28th September
Closing date11am 6th October 2020
Preliminary Interviewsw/c 12th October 2020
Final Panel InterviewsMonday 26th October 2020
How to apply

If you wish to be considered for this role please provide:
• a CV that includes your address and contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
• a supporting statement that highlights your motivation for applying and your understanding of the NHS and the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles and how your experience matches the person specification
• the names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees. Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity, and cover your most recent employer, any regulated health or social care activity or where roles involved children or vulnerable adults. Your references may be taken prior to interview and may be shared with the selection panel
• please complete and return the monitoring information form which accompanies this pack and is available for download
• tell us about any dates when you will not be available

Please forward your completed application to

Virtual Open Evening Monday 28th September 17.30 - Please register in your interest by emailing at GatenbySanderson

Contact details
Robin Staveley: 0113 205 6283

David Heaton: 0113 205 6094

Jim Canning: 020 7426 3985