Board Recruitment

Non-Executive Director

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£15,500 pa for c. 4-5 days per month
Closing date:
11th March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
5pm on Thursday 11th March 2021
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 15th March 2021
Final Panel Interviews
Tuesday 13th April 2021

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was one of the first, and is now one of the UK’s biggest, busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts, providing a complete range of hospital and community services for the people of Sheffield, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield. Our 18,000 staff work both out in the community and in five of Yorkshire’s best-known teaching hospitals and we have a long history of providing high quality care and clinical excellence as well as an international reputation for innovation in health research. The Trust is one of only a small number in the NHS which is rated Good or Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission in all of the domains of Safe, Caring, Responsive, Effective and Well Led.

We have a strong tradition of clinical and scientific achievements and through our partnerships with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and industry we ensure we remain at the forefront of advancements in clinical services, teaching and research. Equally important to us are the partnerships we have forged with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies. Hence, we will continue to be a strong contributor to the aspiration of Sheffield to be a vibrant and healthy city region and will continue to play a major role in all relevant city and regional partnership initiatives.

With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic a continuing challenge for all healthcare providers, we are increasingly working in collaboration with partners across the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System as we make full use of the opportunity to innovate and re-imagine the future of how we deliver care for the many thousands of people we serve. Never has there been a more important, and we believe exciting, time to join the Board of Directors of our Trust and be part of shaping this new era for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

To complement the current skills on the Board of Directors - and in the context of the integrated care agenda - we are seeking candidates with strong interest and understanding of the wider determinants of health and wellbeing, gained through a professional background in sectors such as Public Health, Education, Housing, Primary Care, Regeneration or Social Care, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector.  Your sound grasp of the national health and social care policy agenda will allow you to interpret the likely impact of change on Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and help set the direction for the future. We want a strategic thinker with experience of working at or close to Board- level in a complex and patient or customer focused organisation, someone who can work with the Chair and other Non-Executive Directors to provide the necessary support, guidance and challenge to the Executive team. 

You must bring with you a passion and commitment to support the Trust to deliver the highest standards of healthcare, ensure we are a brilliant place to work for our staff and that we remain at the forefront of clinical research and innovation. Your experience of successfully supporting innovative and fresh thinking among high-performing teams or organisations will be vital.

Essential to success will be a strong alignment with our PROUD values, a positive focus on delivering improved population health through collaboration with all sector partners and a commitment to achieving our ambition of being recognised as the best provider of health, clinical research and education in the UK.

For a confidential conversation contact Richard Murphy or Robin Staveley of GatenbySanderson on 0203 854 2219 or via

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals aims to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, irrespective of age, race, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

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