Associate Non-Executive Director

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£13,000 a year remuneration
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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East Cheshire NHS Trust provides a range of acute hospital and community services for communities in Cheshire East.

We are looking to appoint one new Associate Non-Executive Director (NED) with a registered medical background to provide support, oversight, governance and leadership in the pursuit of our strategy.As an organisation which is committed to making a positive difference for all colleagues, we recognise that we need to enhance the diversity of our current Trust Board.

With a workforce which is 13.3% from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities, we are keen to ensure our Trust Board are able to represent the views and experiences of our workforce and the communities we serve.

We are therefore encouraging candidates who are from Ethnic minority backgrounds to apply.

If you are a committed anti-racist and want to help us with our cultural transformation ambitions, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 2nd October 2023, 12:00 noon

Interview date: 19th October 2023

Main duties of the job

The role will be fully involved in all aspects of the Board's work including as member of board committees, although will not participate in any formal vote.

There are four key aspects to the role:
  • Setting direction and sharing the vision and strategy
  • Ensuring the appropriate governance is in place to safeguard patients, staff and standards
  • Holding ourselves and executives to account for delivery
  • Shaping organisational culture

The Associate Non-Executive Director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieve a balance of Board level skills. The Associate NED role is a 'step up' role aimed to attract potential Non-Executive Director candidates who do not yet have (sufficient) Board-level experience, or currently do not have the required availability - but have the ability and potential to succeed in a Trust Board-level role.

If you wish to get in touch to discuss any detail, please contact East Cheshire NHS Trust Chair directly on and she will be pleased to arrange a call with you.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Candidate Information Pack prior to completing your application form to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Current General Medical Council (GMC) Registration



  • You will have clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical experience at a senior level in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role
  • The successful candidate will have proven senior leadership skills and have a strong commitment to the values of the NHS

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the candidate information pack for other role requirements

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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