Non Executive Chair and Directors wanted.

The Department of Health is recruiting a Non-Executive Chair and three Non-Executive Directors to the Western HSC Trust (WHSCT).

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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 they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, young people, people with disabilities and people from the local ethnic minority communities as these are under-represented in Chair and Non-Executive roles.

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 dependents.

The WHSCT 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 Chair and Non-Executive Directors require no specific qualifications, however all applicants must meet the following three essential criteria:

  1. Corporate Governance; Business Sense; and Stakeholder Engagement.
  2. Applicants for the Non-Executive Chair post must meet the following additional criterion: Leadership.
  3. Applicants can apply for one or more category of membership.


Non- Executive Chair       £29,716 per annum – Time Commitment 3 days per week

Non-Executive Director    £7,960 per annum – Time Commitment 1 day per week

Further information and an application form are available at:-


Telephone:    028 9076 5606

Write to:

DoH Public Appointments
Room D1
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SQ

Closing Date

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12:00 noon on Thursday 29 June 2017.  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.