01 November 2012
Trust seeks non executive directors
The NHS Trust Development Agency is looking to make two
appointments to the Board of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust.
The first appointment is for a non-executive director to fill
the vacancy created by the appointment earlier this year of Tony
Gallagher as chair.
The successful applicant will have board or senior level
experience in an organisation serving a diverse social, economic
and cultural demography. He or she will have particular
expertise in corporate governance and risk management, and a
clear understanding of the needs of all sectors of the community,
especially those of the black and minority ethnic communities
served in the area.
The second appointment is for a new post - that of a
designate non-executive director who will have significant and
recent clinical expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied
disciplines such as in a clinical director or similar senior
clinical management role. As a designate, the successful
individual can attend board meetings and participate in a
consultant capacity, advising the board but not able to vote.
The closing date for both vacancies is 11 am on 29 November and
interviews will be held on 17 and 20 December 2012.
Both roles represent significant opportunities to make a
positive difference to the lives of people in our communities.
To be considered for these roles, candidates should be able to
demonstrate they have the following characteristics:
- Patient and community focus - A high level of
commitment to patients, carers and the community, especially to
- Strategic direction - The ability to think and
plan ahead, balancing needs and constraints
- Holding to account - The ability to accept
accountability and probe and challenge constructively
- Effective influencing and communication - Be
able to influence and persuade others
- Team working - Be committed to working as a
- Self belief and drive - The motivation to
improve NHS performance and confidence to take on challenges
- Intellectual flexibility - The ability to
think clearly and creatively
- Application of standards of public life -
Uphold the standards of conduct set out in "The Seven Principles of
The role of the NHS Trust Development Agency is to ensure that
all appointments of chairs and non-executives to NHS boards
throughout England are made in a way that is open, transparent and
fair to all applicants. All appointments are made on merit, in
accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments.