Non-executive director

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
18 Nov 2020
16 Dec 2020
Part Time

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award-winning organisation which exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities.

Our compassionate, dedicated and enthusiastic staff are committed to living our values every day:

•             We put the person first and in the centre

•             We know that families and carers matter

•             We are respectful, honest, open and transparent

•             We improve and aim to be outstanding

•             We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values guide us in providing a range of community, mental health, learning disability and wellbeing services to more than a million people across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber and some wellbeing services in other parts of Yorkshire.

We’re looking for a non-executive director who has senior level experience in human resources, workforce development or organisational development, and/or has a clinical background, to join our Board in guiding our workforce to deliver the highest quality care for local people.

We cover a wide geography and our services reach a diverse population. You would join our Trust in ensuring that local people from a variety of backgrounds are engaged and involved in our services, addressing health inequalities through inclusive involvement. 

You’ll have the ability to think strategically, act independently, and build strong relationships. Our Trust places great value on working with our partners within the health and care system to achieve shared goals.

You will bring the capability and enthusiasm to support our ambitious vision at a challenging and demanding time for the NHS. You will provide support and constructive challenge to the executive team, and help us to continue to improve the services we deliver. You’ll engage in Board discussions, act as an ambassador for the Trust, and have a passion for delivering excellence.

You will demonstrate experience of working at senior (ideally Board) level in large, complex, customer-focused organisations and systems. Non-executive directors are expected to work a minimum of 3 days per month. However allowing for reading and preparation and other discretionary activity, this is more typically 4-5 days a month.

We are proud to be an employer that recognises the value of its workforce and prioritises making the Trust a great place to work. We offer extensive physical and mental health and wellbeing support to all our employees, and nurture a healthy, resilient and safe workforce.

You must live within the Yorkshire region and we welcome applications from all aspects of society, including people from BAME and LGBT+ communities, people with disabilities, younger people, service users and carers.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this role with our Chair, Deputy Chair or Chief Executive, please email marked as “Non-Executive Director appointment” or telephone Laura on 07721 213680.

For further information on how to apply and to download a copy of the information pack, please visit our website:

Closing date: Wednesday 16th December 2020 (12 noon)

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