Non executive directors wanted for the Northern, South Eastern and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is seeking to appoint Non-Executive Directors to the Northern, South Eastern and Southern HSC Trusts (NHSCT, SEHSCT, SHSCT).
The NHSCT, SEHSCT and SHSCT are three 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.  The five Trusts are established as statutorily separate organisations within the Health and Social Care family, responsible for the delivery of responsive, safe and effective health and social care services and for the ownership and management of hospitals and other establishments and facilities.
Northern HSCT
The NHSCT is seeking to appoint five Non-Executive Directors, including one with specific financial experience.  Three Non-Executive Directors will be appointed with immediate effect (including the one with specific financial experience) and two Non-Executive Directors will be appointed from 1st April 2016.
South Eastern HSCT
The SEHSCT is seeking to appoint seven Non-Executive Directors, including one with specific financial experience.  Four Non-Executive Directors will be appointed with immediate effect (including the one with specific financial experience) and three Non-Executive Directors will be appointed from 1st April 2016.
Southern HSCT
The SHSCT is seeking to appoint six Non-Executive Directors, including one with specific financial experience.  Three Non-Executive Directors will be appointed with immediate effect (including the one with specific financial experience) and three Non-Executive Directors will be appointed from 1st April 2016.
Essential Criteria for all applicants
The Non-Executive Directors require no specific formal 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 with specific financial experience
  • Applicants for the Non-Executive Director with specific financial experience must meet the following additional criteria: Financial Management Responsibility and Experience.

Applicants can apply for one or more Trust and one or more category of membership.  Remuneration   £7,960  Time Commitment 1 day per week

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is committed to encouraging a diverse range of applicants for public appointments and to the principle of appointment on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds regardless of religious belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status, 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 these groups are currently underrepresented on HSC bodies. Please visit the Department’s website at www.dhsspsni.gov.uk for more information about Public Appointments.
Further information and an application form are available at:-
  • www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/publicappointmentsni.htm
  • E-mail:public.appointments@dhsspsni.gov.uk
  • Telephone:028 9052 2330
  • Textphone:028 9052 8623 (for use by those with hearing difficulties)
  • Fax:028 9052 8403
  • Write to:DHSSPS Appointments, Room D1, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3SQ.
Closing Date
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00noon on Thursday  9th July 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.