There is a vacancy for a Non-executive director and an Associate Non-executive director at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The Non-executive director and Associate Non-executive director will provide additional support to the Board and will contribute to a range of Board committees.

The Associate Non-executive director role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate Non-executive directors cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a Non-executive director of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

About Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides specialist mental health services to children, adults and older people in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon. It also provides specialist drug and alcohol services and secure mental health services to people living across a wider area.

AWP’s purpose is ‘working together, living our best lives’. The Trust has defined their values as “PRIDE”; Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence. Specifically, the Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. The Trust also provides secure mental health services and works closely with the criminal justice system for prison mental health services.

As a partnership Trust it also has important responsibilities to work together at a local level with other public bodies, such as local authorities, the police and the criminal justice system including prisons and also with the voluntary sector to ensure that services are joined up.