Associate Non-Executive Director

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£7,750 per annum for 2 days per month
Closing date:
9am Monday 29th July 2024
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Recruitment timetable

Virtual Open Evening
5 - 7pm Wednesday 24th July 2024
Closing Date
9am Monday 29th July 2024
Final Panel
Tuesday 27th August 2024

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, integrated healthcare organisation with c. 5,000 dedicated staff providing excellent patient care to a population of over 270,000 people in the Rotherham area through impressive modern facilities at Rotherham Hospital, as well as community-based sites and in our patients’ homes. As a member of the Rotherham Place Partnership and South Yorkshire Integrated Care System, we are actively working with system partners, notably in our well-established partnership with Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, with whom we have a joint Chief Executive. We want all of our people to be proud to work in a compassionate and inclusive organisation that delivers excellent healthcare for our patients.

We recently welcomed our new Chair, Dr Mike Richmond, to lead our well-established Board and dedicated Council of Governors, through our ongoing successful improvement journey and ambition to deliver excellent care, with our people and culture at the heart of everything we do for our patients.  Our strategy sets us up for a new era in healthcare delivery as we strive to reach ‘Outstanding’, and to deliver safe, high quality, and affordable integrated healthcare services focused on reducing health inequalities in our population.

At this exciting time, we are seeking to appoint a values-driven and inspiring Non-Executive Director and an Associate Non-Executive Director to our 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 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 Ambitious, Caring, and Together.  

These roles require exceptional individuals; strategic leaders with Board level or equivalent experience gained in complex, changing, and multi-stakeholder environments either in the private, public or third sector. For the Non-Executive role whilst previous Non-Executive Director experience is not essential, significant transformational leadership experience at scale will allow 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 this 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 bring your energy and talents to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of our communities and workforce and shape Rotherham’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

For a confidential discussion, contact our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson: Helen Barkham, Steven Levin, Niamh Blair, or Emma Pickup via or

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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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