Executive Recruitment

Eligibility for Appointment

Criteria for Appointment

(Style, knowledge and personal attributes (These matters will be covered at interview)

  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the NHS, its regulation and its governance
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, capable public speaker with experience of dealing with the media and stakeholders
  • Strong public service ethos and commitment to excellent patient centered care
  • Approachable and empathetic, high level of emotional intelligence
  • Numerate and financially literate
  • Intellectual calibre to grasp complexity
  • Politically astute and adept
  • Demonstrates high integrity with values aligned to those of the Trust

Criteria for Disqualification - Trust Constitution

The following are the circumstances in which an individual may not become or continue as a member of a Foundation Trust Board of Directors:

  • they are the spouse, partner, parent or child of a member of the Board of Directors of the Trust;
  • they are a member of a committee of a local authority that has any role in scrutinising health matters;
  • they are subject to a sex offender order;
  • they have been adjudged bankrupt or their estate has been sequestrated and in either case they have not been discharged;
  • they are a person in relation to whom a moratorium period under a debt relief order applies (under Part 8A of the Insolvency Act 1986);
  • they have made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, their creditors and have not been discharged in respect of it;
  • they have within the preceding five years been convicted in the British Islands of any offence, and a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of three months or more (without the option of a fine) was imposed;
  • they are the subject of a disqualification order made under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986;
  • they are no longer a member of one of the public constituencies;
  • they are a person whose tenure of office as a Chair or as a member or director of a health service body has been terminated on the grounds that their appointment is not in the interests of the health service, for non-attendance at meetings, or for non-disclosure of a pecuniary interest;
  • they have within the preceding two years been dismissed, otherwise than by reason of redundancy, from any paid employment;
  • they have refused without reasonable cause to fulfill any training requirement established by the Board of Directors; or
  • they have refused to sign and deliver to the Secretary a statement in the form required by the Board of Directors confirming acceptance of the code of conduct for Directors.

You can view the Fit and Proper Person Person Declaration here

The criteria are included in the Trust’s Constitution, the full version of which is available here.

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