Non-Executive Director opportunity

    • Are you passionate about the NHS and driven to deliver excellence for local people?
    • Are you motivated to help us achieve our ambitions?
    • Could you act as an ambassador for our organisation?

An opportunity has arisen for two Non-Executive Directors to join our Trust Board from May and August 2015. The successful applicants will join our strong and stable unitary Board, bringing capability and enthusiasm to support our ambitious and challenging vision.

What are we looking for?

We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who have commercial and/or retail experience with strong business awareness or those who have experience of working in the voluntary or community sector. To contribute effectively to our Board, this must be at a senior level. This will ensure our Board has the skills and experience it needs to continue to meet the challenges of the current environment and to maintain the financial stability and sustainability of the Trust.

Interested applicants must live within South and West Yorkshire – we are particularly keen to encourage applications from women and people from ethnic minority communities to ensure our Board is representative of the communities we serve.

Successful applicants  will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in or with large, complex organisations
  • An ability to engage positively and collaboratively in Board discussions
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • A passion for delivering excellence

The position of Non-Executive Director requires a commitment of 2.5/ 3 days per month and has a salary of £13,250.

To ensure openness and transparency, the Trust has asked an external, independent organisation, Penna, to manage the selection process.

If you share our vision for success and can offer the commitment needed, for an informal and confidential discussion about this role and to request an information pack, please contact Suzannah Fazackerley on 07920 501905 or by email

Closing date: 27 February 2015

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Board is our governing body and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of our organisation. It is made up of executive and non-executive directors, who are responsible for:

  • The day to day running of the Trust
  • Implementing the Trust’s long term plans
  • Meeting local/national standards and performance targets

Executive directors are employed full-time by the Trust. Non-Executive Directors are local people whose wide range of experience and skills contribute to the effective management and accountability of the Trust. They work closely with executive directors to ensure the Trust runs in an open and transparent way, providing high quality services for local people who need to use them.

The Trust is a successful organisation providing a range of community, mental health and learning disability services to a population of more than a million across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, in addition to medium secure services for the Yorkshire and Humber region.

With a strong ethos of patient-centred care, and a commitment to quality and community ownership and involvement, the Trust has a turnover of over £230 million, a dedicated workforce of 4,700 and is committed to enabling people to reach their potential and live well in their communities.

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Non-Executive Director opportunity

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