Non-Executive Director

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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    08 August 2022

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    Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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“Working together to help you to stay healthy and to care for you expertly and compassionately when you are not”.

This is our mission statement. To help us achieve this, we are looking for an exceptional individual to help us shape the future of our newly formed NHS Trust. An individual who has a background in a legal or clinical field and ideally some experience of digital and transformation management. 

This important role is being offered at an exciting time for our organisation, following the integration of the RD&E and NDHT into a single unified Trust. Formally bringing our organisations together unlocks opportunities to improve the resilience and sustainability of the healthcare we deliver to our patients across all of the areas we serve, from North, to Mid, to East Devon.

We have really strong ambitions for what we can achieve together and this role will help to develop meaningful decision-making and strategy at a pivotal point in our organisation’s history. There has never been a more exciting opportunity to make a difference.

As our newest Non-Executive Director, you will bring skills and expertise borne from extensive experience of leading large complex organisations through major organisational change. You’ll be flexible in approach with an ability to engage and inspire but above all, your personal values will be aligned to our own. You will have the vision, independence of judgement and commitment to support us to deliver the highest quality healthcare possible to the people of Devon.

To access the information pack, please kindly click on the link below -

For further information, please contact either Melanie Shearer, Jim Canning or Joanna Riley on the contact details below.

Melanie Shearer 07785 616 548

Jim Canning 07384 113 158

Joanna Riley 07807 624 332


Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Monday, 8th August 2022

Preliminary interviews
w/c 22nd August 2022

Final panel
w/c 19th September 2022

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


  1. Fit_and_Proper_Person_Declaration - Non Exec.docx
  2. Candidate Briefing Pack.pdf