Associate Non-Executive Director

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Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£7,750 per annum for 2 days per month
Closing date:
9am Monday 11th March 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
9am Monday 11th March 2024
Long Listing
17:00 - 18:00 Tuesday 27th February 2024
Preliminary Interviews
w/c 18th & 25th March 2024
Final Panel
Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd April 2024

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Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent CQC assessment and making significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We have a new Children’s Emergency Department and Assessment Unit, state-of-the art Neonatal unit and a new Intensive Care Unit, which is a landmark for Barnsley. As a member of the Barnsley Place Partnership and South Yorkshire Integrated Care System, we are making a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities in conjunction with other system partners, notably our well-established partnership with The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust with whom we have a joint Chief Executive. The pride and commitment of our 4,500 colleagues is inspiring and will ensure a strong and sustainable future for our organisation. We aim to be the best place to work, and our progress has been reflected in our latest NHS Staff Survey results which saw us listed as the best for Acute Trusts in England.

We are now seeking to appoint two values-driven and inspiring Non-Executive Directors and an Associate Non-Executive Director to our inclusive and dynamic Board. Accountable to the public and our membership through our dedicated Council of Governors, these roles will provide oversight, governance, leadership and scrutiny as part of a cohesive and values-led Unitary Board.  As Board members, you will demonstrate compassion for our staff and the communities we serve, promote the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance, and offer independent challenge and support. Most importantly, you will role model our values of Respect, Teamwork, and Diversity.

In all these appointments we are seeking strategic leaders with Board level or equivalent experience gained in complex, changing, and multi-stakeholder environments. To complement our existing team, we are interested in hearing from senior leaders in the private, public, or third sector who offer broad experience and skills in one or more of the following areas: finance, people and culture, digital, partnerships, customer experience, integration and innovation.  For the Non-Executive roles whilst previous Non-Executive Director experience is not essential, this may be beneficial in allowing you to quickly add impact and value to our agenda.  Our Associate Non-Executive Director will add additional depth of insight and experience to our Board and is an opportunity for aspiring Non-Executives or individuals who may not have the time available for a full Non-Executive commitment. 

These are exciting opportunities to share your talents to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of our communities and workforce at a critical time and help us to shape Barnsley’s future. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from candidates with protected characteristics, and value the lived experience of all Non-Executive Directors on our Board.

To find out more about the roles and to register interest in our virtual open event, please visit our dedicated recruitment website at and contact our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson for a discussion via

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How to Apply

  • Please submit an up to date copy of your CV, 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.
  • A completed fit and proper person form – the template can be downloaded from the same place as the job description.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • You should provide the names, positions, organisations, and contact details for your referees, which must be your line managers and include your current and most recent employer. The referees should cover at least two roles as the minimum. Please note, should you be appointed, you will be required to provide references covering your last 6 years of employment as per the new NHS Fit and Proper Person regulations. Where there have been gaps in employment, this six year period will be extended accordingly. Referees will only be contacted for those proceeding to the final stage - we will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
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