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Non-Executive Director

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£13,000 a year pa
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exceptional opportunity to join our Board.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is selected to be part of the Government's New Hospital Programme. This is a unique Non-Executive Board opportunity that will help shape the future services for a population of circa 300,000.

At Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we aim to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

The Trust comprises: Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, in addition to a comprehensive community service through the Central Cheshire Integrated Community Partnership.

We play a proactive role in the development of Integrated Care plans across Cheshire & Merseyside and our local Cheshire East and Cheshire West Place-based systems.

We believe, and it is the cornerstone of our five-year Trust Strategy, there is the opportunity to progress innovative, responsive and effective care in the best setting for the patient, be it in the hospital or out in the community.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals is well-placed to play a leading role in helping to create and drive this vision forward, supported by our ambitious plans for our estate, digital technology and corporate services that align with and will help deliver step changes in our clinical model.

This new Non-Executive Director will be integral to this journey

Main duties of the job

There has never been a better time to join our organisation. In May 2023, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced that the hospitals with Reinforced Auto-Aerated Concrete planks (RAAC) were to be prioritised in the national New Hospitals Programme and we are to have a new Leighton Hospital. It is hoped that, using the 'Hospital 2.0' blueprint,

this new hospital could be operational at the turn of the decade.

We are looking for a Non-Executive Director (NED) who will have significant involvement in overseeing the New Hospital Programme, a unique opportunity to help shape our future hospital and the way we think about care and provide care for our local communities. The successful candidate should therefore bring expertise at a senior level in major change programmes in construction or regeneration.

Whether an existing or aspiring non-executive director, values driven leadership, a collegiate approach and genuine commitment to serving the best interests of our patients and population are essential. Our New Leighton Hospital Campus is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the district health and care model for the future and the role of NED for the programme is integral to helping us make this happen.

As an organisation that embraces diversity and treats everyone with understanding, dignity and compassion, equality of opportunity is a fundamental principle and applications are therefore encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals is located in the heart of Cheshire and provides a full range of acute hospital and community services, taking patient referrals from a wide geographical area including East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K).

We provide high quality, planned and unplanned/ emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

An extensive range of community services is provided across numerouslocations including health centres, schools and patients' own homesby our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership(CCICP), in collaboration with local partner organisations.

The Trust operates its acute clinical services through four clinical divisions:Medicine and Emergency Care Surgery and Cancer Women and Children's and Diagnostics and Clinical Support Services.

Its community services are managed through the Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, with the Estates and Facilities and Corporate ServicesDivisions providing support to all areas,

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a member of a unitary Board, there is a shared and collective responsibility amongst all Board Directors for the overall strategic direction and performance of the Trust. All Board members are required to challenge, scrutinise and add value to proposals brought to Board and must satisfy themselves as to the appropriateness and integrity of the information that is submitted.

Board members are also responsible for satisfying themselves that effective controls and systems are in place to ensure good governance of the Trust and the Board is accountable for its performance, through the Non-Executive Directors, to the Council of Governors, ensuring that the Board acts in the best interests of its patients and the wider community.

Please see attached documents for full detail of job roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Experience of leading or managing significant change possibly through the implementation of technology, estates or workforce strategies.
  • Experience of managing situations which may have impacted on an organisation's reputation.



  • Board level experience and senior managerial expertise in the private or public sector in an organisation of similar size and complexity to the Trust.
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate governance and risk management issues.



  • Experience of building effective relationships with other public sector and commercial organisations.

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Rd



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