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Non-Executive Director - Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

We are seeking to recruit a Non-executive Director at an exciting time to join Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, as they embark on a programme of work developed from their learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The opportunity

Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospitals University NHS Trust (BHRUT) have a vacancy for a non-executive director to join them at a very exciting and pivotal time for their organisation.

Essential criteria

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

  • Significant experience engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the organisation, and an ability to bring cultural insights particularly from the black and minority ethnic communities
  • An ability to add to the existing board members’ experience through bringing personal, and ideally lived experience of the NHS
  • Leading major capital and/or estates projects

You will also 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 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 ideally live in or have strong connections with the area served by the trust.

We (the Trust) don’t currently reflect our population in our boardroom and we want that to change. This is in response to close scrutiny of our 2020 Workforce Race Equality Standard and Workforce Disability Equality Standard data. Black, Asian and minority ethnic colleagues make up 50% of our workforce but are under-represented at board level. Colleagues with a disability are also under-represented at this level. We are therefore really keen to hear from people from our local Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities or from people who have experience living with disability.

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.

Application documents

  • Information pack (L2205)
    PDF, 187.3 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (L2205)
    DOCX, 152.4 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 8 October 2020 at 11am
  • Interview date w/c 26 October 2020
  • Proposed start date November / December 2020

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to [email protected]

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Joe Fielder, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Christine Smith by email on [email protected] or 01708 435444.
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing [email protected]

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