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

You will join the Trust at an exciting and challenging time. The Trust is developing an innovative strategy which demonstrates how they will deliver their vision to be recognised as the best hospital, providing the best care with the best employees. It is based both on a sound understanding of the challenges that they face in delivering an ambitious programme of change, and on a strong commitment to working in partnership with key stakeholders and partners.

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About Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Essential criteria
You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  You will have commercial experience gained at a senior level with skills including estates management, strategic planning, finance management and procurement of services.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:


work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board

bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development

hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge

shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust


All NEDs must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model opens in a new window.