Non Executive Directors (x7) – Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is seeking to appoint seven non-executive directors to the Belfast HSC Trust (BHSCT):-  one with specific financial experience; one representative of Queen’s University Belfast (QUB); and one representative of the Mater Hospital Trustees.

Five non-executive directors are to be appointed with immediate effect (including the director who has specific financial experience and the representative of the Mater Hospital Trustees) and two non-executive directors with effect from 1st April 2016 (to include the QUB representative).

The BHSCT is one of five HSC Trusts established in 2007 responsible for the delivery of responsive and effective health and care services and for the ownership and management of hospitals and other establishments and facilities.  Each HSC Trust in Northern Ireland is managed directly by a Board of Directors which has corporate responsibility for its operation.  The Board is made up of five executive Directors and seven non-executive directors and a non-executive chair.  Executive directors and non-executive directors are full and equal members of the Board.

Essential Criteria for all applicants

The non-executive directors require no specific qualifications, however all applicants must meet the following four essential criteria:

  • Business Sense; Corporate Governance; Stakeholder Engagement; Self Awareness and Personal Contribution.

Additional Criteria for non-executive Director Post with specific financial experience

  • Applicants for the non-executive director post with specific financial experience must meet the following additional criteria:

Queen’s University of Belfast Representative

  • Applicants must be employed by QUB either on a full or part-time basis and the application supported by QUB.

Mater Hospital Trustees Representative

  • Applicants must have their application supported by the Trustees of the Mater Hospital.

Applicants can apply for one or more category of membership.

Remuneration – £7,960 per annum            Time Commitment – 1 day per week

Closing Date

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 5 February 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

Information Packs and application forms can be provided in alternative formats and applicants who require assistance will be facilitated on request.  Applicants invited for interview will be eligible for reimbursement of reasonable travelling expenses.

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is committed to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparenVacancycy of process.  The Department is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants.  Applications are welcomed regardless of age, gender, disability, religion, ethnic origin, marital status, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependants.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people under 30 years of age, members of ethnic minorities and people with disabilities as they are currently underrepresented.

Please visit the Department’s website for more information about Public Appointments

Contact details


Telephone: 028 9052 3250

Textphone: 028 9052 8623 (for use by those with hearing difficulties)

Fax: 028 9052 8403

Write to: DHSSPS Public Appointments Unit, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.

Alternatively applicants can fill out PDF form and submit on line