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Non-Executive Director (NED)

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£13,000 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Applications are to be made via the Executive Assistant, Sharon Lloyd ( Please ensure that you send your application and CV directly to the Executive Assistant and not via the portal. For more information, please refer to the document attached below or speak to Sharon on 01908 996239

Job Overview / Summary

We are now seeking to recruit a Non-Executive Director to join the Trust Board of Directors and drive forward the Trust's strategic development. Working closely with the Trust Board Chair, you will have a strong commitment to the principles of the NHS and provide strategic direction, leadership and challenge at the Board of Directors.

You will have held senior leadership or consultancy positions in either the public or private sector, preferably operating at board or strategic level. We are actively seeking applications from individuals with a financial background and who are committed to making a contribution to excellent standards of care within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

About YOU

Your role will be to ensure that the Trust fulfils its statutory and legislative responsibilities through utilising your professional skills and perspective to add value to the governance and strategic development of the Trust, holding senior managers to account, and offering collaborative challenge and advice. You are likely to have close links with our catchment area and will be committed to making a difference to the way care is delivered to patients.

You will be a collaborative individual who is progressive, ambitious and committed, with a proven record of delivery and able to establish relationships across complex stakeholder landscapes.

About us

At Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MKUH) we pride ourselves on the excellent care we provide to our patients and our commitment to support, grow and develop our staff.

We are a medium sized general hospital that provides a full range of acute hospital services and an increasing number of specialist services to the growing population of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. We conduct research and teaching on site, working in partnership with University of Buckingham, to improve the care and support of our patients, their family and friends. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated Good by CQC.

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our employees and volunteers. We also promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached NED pack for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake.

If you would like to speak to someone about this role prior to applying, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Lloyd, Personal Assistant to the Executive Team, Tel: 01908996239

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a number of suitable applications, so please don't delay submitting your application, apply today.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • A qualified accountant with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a Board and/or senior level in a public or private sector organisation
  • A proven experience in financial leadership, audit & assurance with a potential to chair an Audit Committee.
  • An understanding of Foundation Trusts, the NHS and the external environment in which they operate and accountability arrangements
  • Degree or equivalent experience in professional career
  • Qualifies as a public member of the Foundation Trust
  • Sound understanding of corporate governance
  • The ability to understand complex strategic issues and to analyse and resolve difficult problems
  • An understanding of and commitment to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda in public service
  • An understanding of the essential need to build and maintain close relations with stakeholder groups to promote the effective operation of the Trust's activities, including Council of Governors and Membership



  • Board and/or senior level experience in a public or private sector organisation
  • Understanding of complex organisations and a track record of leadership
  • Experience specific to a particular profession, sector, or specialism as detailed in the job advert.

Personal Qualities


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-organised and self-motivated
  • Collaborative



  • Ability to challenge and debate constructively
  • Strategic thinking
  • High level of personal and business integrity
  • Political acumen and awareness
  • Leadership skills

Specific Requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Available to meet the time commitment, working flexibly as required

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way, Eaglestone

Milton Keynes


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