Non-Executive Director - Corporate Governance

Non-Executive Director

£14,630 for a minimum of 4-5 days per month

Location: Cheltenham and Gloucester

Fixed Term Role:Non-Executive Director's are appointed for three years and can then be re-appointed for a second three year term.

About the Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in England, delivering services from two general hospitals, in thriving Gloucester and beautiful regency Cheltenham.

Gloucestershire Hospitals has a £500m (annual operating income, 960 beds, over 125,000 emergency attendances and nearly 800,000 outpatient appointments each year. We have over 8,000 members of staff who are committed to providing high quality, acute, elective and specialist services under our vision of ‘Best Care For Everyone’ to a diverse population of almost 620,000.

The Trust is progressing and delivering ambitious plans for continuous improvement in clinical performance, financial stability and new ways to better deliver services to people who use our hospitals.

Gloucestershire has excellent transport links and stunning countryside, and was recently ranked in the top three places to live in the UK.

Our Values

Our values underpin everything we do and describe the way we expect our staff to behave towards our patients, families and carers and between each other. We have the following three values that contribute to our approach of compassionate leadership: Caring, Listening and Excelling

About the role

The Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) work closely with the Chair of the Trust who also chairs the Council of Governors. It is the Council of Governors which has specific responsibility for the appointment of the NEDs and for holding them to account. The primary role of NEDs is to constructively challenge and support executive colleagues in helping develop strategy, reviewing management performance of the Trust and stimulating an inclusive culture, by using their independent experience and perspective.

About you

We are seeking an experienced Non-Executive Director to help us achieve our vision for the Trust and make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust. We are looking for an exceptional individual with significant strategic-level, public sector experience and a proven capability to challenge, contribute to, and support the vision and strategic objectives whilst promoting the highest standards of integrity, equality, diversity and inclusion.

All candidates must have relevant experience at Board level or equivalent, in the private and/or public sector and a passion for delivering health and care.

As one of the reasons for creating the role is to enrich the diversity of the Board, we are interested to hear from people who represent the diversity and richness of the communities the Trust serves and who have diversity of thought that can benefit the Trust.

We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate not only a high level of competence but also the character and integrity to lead in today’s NHS. The successful candidate will be a committed team player, able to offer strong strategic ability, insight and the skills to challenge colleagues in a values oriented organisation.

Next steps

For further information see our website or contact Sim Foreman, Trust Secretary on or email

If you meet the criteria for the role and would like to discuss your application informally, please contact Peter Lachecki, Chair on .

Closing date: 30 September 2020

Interview Date: week commencing 2 November 2020

Reference: 40882705

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