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Non-Executive Director

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£13,000 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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NCIC Non-Executive Director Remuneration: �13,000 for up to 5 days per month. Based -Cumbria
  • We provide acute hospital and community health services to approximately half a million residents. As an integrated healthcare provider and an integral component of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS), we offer comprehensive health and care coverage throughout our region.

Workforce of over 6,500 dedicated healthcare professionals, responsible for delivering more than 70 services across 15 primary sites.

The Role:
  • Opportunity for a values-driven and inspiring Non-Executive Director to join the Trust Board, providing oversight, governance, leadership, and scrutiny as part of a cohesive and dynamic Unitary Board.
  • Chair our Finance, Investment & Performance Committee

We value and promote diversity in our organisation, and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe the best Boards reflect the communities they serve, and we warmly welcome applications from candidates from under-represented groups. It is also desirable, although not essential, for applicants to live in, or have close links with Cumbria, with a demonstrable understanding of the geography and the populations we serve.

Main duties of the job

  • Strategic finance leader with Board-level or equivalent experience gained in complex, changing, and multi-stakeholder environments .
  • A proven track record of driving financial improvement, performance measurement, and robust governance.
  • Able to demonstrate compassion for our staff and the communities we serve.
  • Commercial experience this could be in the private, public or third sectors and it's important to note that no prior experience of the NHS is needed.
  • Able to promote the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance.
  • Offer independent challenge and support.
  • Role model our values of Kindness, Respect, Ambition, and Collaboration.
  • Contribute to all aspects of the board agenda, bringing a breadth of perspective and the ability to understand complex strategic issues

There has never been a more exciting time to join NCIC being a non-executive director with us is both an opportunity to contribute to your community and an intellectually-stimulating role requiring strategic skills. Whether you have considered a role with the NHS before or not, please contact GatenbySanderson via Will McAlpine, Niamh Blair, or Robin Staveley at and we can discuss the role and what the Trust is looking for in more detail with you, to help you decide whether it is right for you.

Final interviews: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2024

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

meets essential criteria


  • senior financial background
  • board level experience


  • corporate strategy
  • experience of working at very senior level outside of NHS

essential criteria


  • experience of appropriate leadership, oversight, support and challenge at decision-making levels in a diverse organisation

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle



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