Non-Executive Recruitment

Associate Non-Executive Director

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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£7,500 (for 2-3 days per month)
Closing date:
26th August
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9am, Wednesday 26 August 2020
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 7 September 2020
Final Interviews
Monday 28 September 2020

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We are proud to provide mental health and learning disability services to 1.3m people across Greater Manchester and these four values drive everything we do. Our 4,000 staff have big ambitions for our organisation, and our newly developed strategy which focuses on developing high quality care and a supportive culture make it an exciting time to join us. At the forefront of our approach is our desire to tackle all forms of discrimination.

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we deliver services and has accelerated our collaborative work with partners across the Greater Manchester health and care system.  We know the pandemic has also had a significant impact on the mental wellbeing of our populations and the need for our services will increase.  We are committed to ‘building back better’ as we find innovative ways to adapt to our changing world. 

At this critical time for our services we are seeking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) and one Associate NED to our Board of Directors.  For one of the NED appointments we are seeking a qualified accountant, for another we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with Board level experience of working in large health or care systems, and for the third we are interest in hearing from enterprise leaders; those in the voluntary or community sector who bring a deep understanding of the needs and experiences of the communities we serve. For all positions we welcome diverse and fresh perspectives; innovative and inclusive leaders who thrive with accountability and ambiguity.  Comfortable in challenging at board level in complex organisations; you will be politically astute, creative, and focused on quality.  You will bring to life our values as you promote the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance, ensuring that quality, finance, and operational demands are held in balance. 

For the Associate NED, we are looking to support someone into what may well be their first board level role in the NHS, and we encourage applications from people Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to improve the diversity of our board and provide a different perspective, in addition lived experience as a service user or carer would be especially welcomed, and we would provide support to enable you to develop into the role.  We would hope that you would be able to learn as much from your time with us, as we learn from your experience and contributions to our board.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities or lived experience who are currently under-represented on our Board.

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Virtual Information Session

In order to compliment the recruitment process Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust have arranged a ‘virtual’ information session (via Zoom) for potential candidates.  The session will be made up of the Chair, Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director of Service Development and Delivery, Trust Secretary, representatives of the NEDs, Governors and membership team. 

The session will be held on Wednesday 19 August from 4 pm to 5:30pm . The programme for the session will cover:

  • brief overview of the Trust, who we are, what we do, vision and values
  • strategy and our approach to recovery
  • Overview of the role of the Non-Executive Director

To register your attendance and receive the link to the Zoom meeting please email either:

How to apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, completed fit and proper person form, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Emma Pickup
0113 205 6289
David Heaton
0113 205 6094
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