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Joint Non-Executive Director

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £13,000 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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We are looking for an Non-Executive Director to join the Board of Directors for Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust.

We seek an applicant to be our Senior Independent Director, who shares and role models our values as we build a culture where all of our people can thrive.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for inspirational individuals to join our Board of Directors and contribute to the achievement of our strategic ambitions, making a positive difference to the care we provide at an exciting time for the Trust.

You will have a key role in engaging with our wider systems, working across the places and communities in the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System (ICS) and place-based systems to drive collaboration and partnership to improve outcomes for those we serve.

How to apply? Please send all documentation to: as below:
  • A CV which demonstrates how you meet the criteria.
  • A cover letter highlighting the aspects of the role and both Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Women's Foundation Trust that particularly attract you and outlining why you feelyou are right for us.
  • Contact details for four referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A contact email address and telephone number.
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Fit and Proper Persons Monitoring Form.

Interviews will be on 23rd/24th July 2024.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of NHS Boards is to govern effectively and in so doing build patient, service users, public and stakeholder confidence that their health and healthcare are in safe hands. This fundamental accountability to the public and stakeholders is delivered by building confidence:
  • In the quality and safety of health services
  • That resources are invested in a way that delivers optimal health outcomes
  • In the accessibility and responsiveness of healthservices
  • That patient, service users and the public can helpshape health services to meet their needs.That public money is spent in a way that is fair,efficient, effective and economical

The full details of the role requirements are set out within the recruitment pack.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and particularly from individuals with the protected characteristics that are currently under-represented at this level in our Trust.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook - Liverpool University Hospitals Careers

Instagram - @LUHFTcareers

Twitter - @LUHFTcareers

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached recruitment/candidate pack of the Non-Executive Director.

The full details of the role requirements are set out within the recruitment pack.

Person Specification



  • Recent, relevant experience in contributing to the overall vision and strategic direction of an of an organisation
  • Recent, relevant experience in providing leadership as part of a unitary Board.
  • Highly developed team working, communication and chairing skills that facilitate the engagement and contribution of others.
  • The ability to analyse complex information to report and contribute effectively to the Board of Directors.
  • Recent, relevant experience of providing sound, independent advice and assurance


  • Recent, relevant experience in leading change within an environment of comparable complexity.
  • Recent, relevant experience in partnership working within an environment of comparable complexity
  • Recent, relevant experience in the healthcare sector
  • Understanding of the Senior Independent Director Role within an NHS Trust.

Board level competencies


  • Patient and community focus - a demonstrable commitment to providing high quality care and to tackling health inequalities and poor health outcomes
  • Strategic direction - the ability to think and plan ahead, to develop a clear vision and to motivate others, balancing needs and constraints
  • Holding to account - to probe and challenge constructively, holding the Chief Executive and executive directors to account
  • Effective influencing and communication - highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to gain support and influence others. Demonstrable political acuity. The ability to grasp relevant issues and understand relationships between interested parties
  • Team working - ability to work as part of a cohesive, unitary Board
  • Self-belief and drive - motivation to lead change with confidence and to take on challenges
  • Intellectual flexibility - Sound, independent judgement and diplomacy, with the ability analyse complex issues and think creatively.
  • Behaviour - lead by example in demonstrating positive, professional, ethical behaviours that exemplify the values of the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust




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