Two Non-Executive Directors

£13,500 per annum(subject to pending review), an average of four days per month

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

We hope that you will choose to join us.

About the post

Candidates will require recent relevant financial experience in a large, complex organisation which is essential to undertake this role. This experience may be from other organisations than the NHS or public sector as we welcome applicants with relevant private sector experience who can contribute to our success.

Job Description and Person Specification

In order to deliver the best care to our patients we know we need the best leaders to help us on our journey and to continue to be the best for our patients. As a Foundation Trust we enjoy greater flexibility, but this places greater reliance on the leadership and governance of our Board.

Successful candidates will possess exceptional leadership skills and demonstrate real motivation for making a difference.  They will be strategic thinkers, widely experienced in the dynamics of a modern business operating in a rapidly changing environment.

Candidates will require a relevant financial, business, or legal background which may have been gained in a large, complex organisation. In addition we are seeking candidates with relevant recent knowledge and experience of the digital agenda or the ability to bring a clinical voice to discussions at the Board which could be advantageous. This experience may be from other organisations than the NHS or public sector as we welcome applicants with relevant private sector experience who can contribute to our success.

We are seeking candidates who can bring a local perspective to our Trust so we are keen to speak to candidates who live or work in the Barnsley area or the South Yorkshire/West Yorkshire region and/or have strong connections with the Barnsley area and be willing to demonstrate a commitment to the wider Barnsley community as well as the Trust.

You should also be committed to the NHS and the principles behind an NHS Foundation Trust.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect their workforce and the communities that they serve.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion with the Chair please contact PA to the Chief Executive and Chair on 01226 431800.

For application enquiries please contact Michelle Sheppard or Sarah Parkinson on 01226 431694, alternatively email or

To apply please visit the Job Advert ( and search for Non-Executive Director in Barnsley, alternatively please email your CV and covering letter to

Closing Date:  Sunday 9 October 2022

Virtual Stakeholder Event: Monday 24 October 2022 (1-hour online)

Face to Face Interview Panel: Tuesday 25 October 2022


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