East Cheshire NHS Trust staff group
Could you help lead the NHS in your area? East Cheshire NHS Trust has vacancies for two non-executive directors
12 June 2019

East Cheshire NHS Trust is proud to provide safe, effective and personal care to its patients. It is a community and acute trust serving a large population and its vision is to deliver the best care in the right place.

It has over 2,500 staff who work across community settings and three hospital sites. You have the opportunity to become part of the board that sets the trust’s culture and future vision for an exciting period of new and transformational change.

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.

We are seeking two new non-executive director appointments to the board.

There are three key aspects to the role:

  1. setting direction and sharing the vision
  2. ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards
  3. holding ourselves and executives to account for delivery

As a board member the role will require you to:

  • challenge the board collaboratively to find different ways of thinking and doing
  • assimilate board information, analyse it and use to shape services
  • solve problems in unconventional ways
  • demonstrate how you have had a wider sphere of influence and impact
  • demonstrate citizenship values and behaviours and your belief in public service and services
  • Have the courage and confidence to speak out against the status quo

The person specification

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent healthcare services. We are particularly keen to meet you if you can:

  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach, having worked in a transformed or transforming market
  • Bring insight and experience to digital change and/or bring a clinical background
  • Add to the existing board members’ life experience through one or more of the following; if you can bring personal insights into:

- The experience of women
- Younger people
- Digital literacy
- Those who are open about their faith
- The lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds
- Those who live with a disability or are openly LGBT

You will also be required to:

  • Inspire confidence of the public, patients and our staff through compliance with the ‘fit and proper persons’ checklist
  • Demonstrate a genuine commitment to improving services for our patients
  • Proactively contribute to the values-based culture of our organisation
  • Able to commit on average two to four days per month in support of trust business

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 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 be based within a reasonable commuting distance from the trust (c. up to 1.5 hours).

  • On average this role will require the equivalent to 2 to 3 days a month.
  • The remuneration payable for this role is £6,157 pa.

Find out more and apply here on NHS Improvement's website

There is also an opportunity to come along to the trust's non-executive director open evening, to meet the Chair and Non-Exec Team, which is taking place on Wednesday 19th June 2019, 5.15pm to 6.15pm in Board Room 2, NewAlderley House,Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road,Macclesfield, SK10 3BL. To confirm your attendance please contact Fiona Baker on 01625 661501 or email fionabaker@nhs.net


Given the significant public profile and responsibility members of NHS boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. NHS Improvement makes a number of specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles. More information can be found on NHS Improvement's website.