Non-Executive Directors

NHS England

Location: Flexible
Salary: £7883 per annum
Closing Date: 28 June 2022
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint new Non-Executive Directors to the board of NHS England (NHSE). 

NHSE shares responsibility with the Secretary of State for promoting a comprehensive health system in England, for securing improvements in physical and mental health, and for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill-health.

NHSE’s role is to lead the NHS in delivering better health, better care and the efficient use of NHS resources. In so doing, NHSE oversees the provision of health services and an integrated system between health and social care. NHSE has a budget of over £150 billion and oversees a health system employing around 1.2 million people.

NHSE’s Non-Executive Directors are responsible with the Chair and Executive team, for developing NHSE’s delivery strategy and values, and for ensuring the Executive is held to account for NHSE’s performance, its oversight of the effective delivery of patient services, financial control and for ensuring as much taxpayer’s money as possible is directed towards patient care. 

Applicants will have a career record of achievement, with senior experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Clinician (from any professional background, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals - and from any setting, including acute, primary care, research, etc) 

- Voluntary/charity sector connected to healthcare

-     Life Sciences

- Local government

You must also be able to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation, with an ability to guide NHS England’s strategic direction. You will bring sound judgement and strong strategic skills, with a bias towards effective delivery and implementation. You will have good communication skills, with a positive and constructive stylex, and be able to work as part of a team and take collective responsibility. 

Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of 2-3 days per month. The Secretary of State determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website: 

Role details – Non-Executive Directors of NHS England – Apply for a public appointment – GOV.UK (

If you require an alternative format please call Kully Kanda on 0113 254 6277. quoting the reference VAC-1820.

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Tuesday, 28 June 2022.

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


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