Two Associate Non-Executive Directors

£13,000 per annum, an average of five 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.

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.

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.

We have a leadership team in place that is driving financial stability, innovation, efficiencies and improvements right across the service and as part of our journey to CQC ‘Outstanding’ the Board is looking for two unique and talented individuals to join us as Associate Non-Executive Directors who can bring the following expertise to enhance the Board’s skill set and make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust:

Post 1

You will have a strong understanding and awareness of the communication and interpersonal skills for, and be experienced in, engaging with the diverse social, economic and cultural groups served by the Trust, particularly under-represented groups and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. This may have been gained through links with the voluntary or not for profit sectors, community involvement or business initiatives.

Associate NED Role Description – Role 1

Post 2

You will have a strong understanding and awareness of finance and/or business skills at a senior level and be experienced in this area. Possessing a professional qualification or appropriate degree; and/or equivalent experience of working in a large and complex organisation or similar.

Associate NED Role Description – Role 2

We particularly welcome applications for both these roles from under-represented groups and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to enhance the Board’s skill set

The Associate NED role is a development opportunity aimed to attract aspiring Non-Executive Director candidates who do not yet have (sufficient) Board-level experience, but have the ability and potential to succeed in a Trust Board-level role. The Trust is committed to supporting potential Associate NED’s to becoming a NED of the future.

The successful candidates will be able to evidence the appropriate skills for the role as outlined above  and personal values and behaviours that match with the values of the Trust.  The ability to challenge constructively through solid knowledge and understanding is a critical component of the role, recognising that there will be opportunities to develop these skills further.

Successful candidates will evidence experience of working at senior management level and ideally you will have gained some board level or equivalent experience in a large, complex health organisation, although as an Associate Non-Executive Director development support can be given for exceptional candidates lacking this particular experience.

We are looking for 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 the communities that they serve.

We particularly welcome suitable applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in non-executive roles and on Boards.

If you would like any further information or clarification to assist in your application then for an informal discussion with the Chair please contact Stephanie Marson, PA to the Chief Executive and Chairman on 01226 431800.

For application enquiries please contact Michelle Sheppard, HR Resourcing Manager on 07971 742798, alternatively email

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 June 2021

  • Post 1 Virtual Assessment Centre Wednesday 7 July am and Thursday 8 July am
  • Post 2 Virtual Assessment Centre Wednesday 7 July pm and Thursday 8 July pm

(please note that the Assessments are 1-hour time slots)

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