Recruitment starts for an NHS trust non-executive director post

Published on: 21st December 2017

An exciting opportunity to join the Board of a local mental health and learning disability NHS trust is open for applications.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is looking for an outstanding non-executive director to help shape its services for the future. The successful candidate will have a genuine commitment to improving patient care. They will be jointly responsible for setting the Trust’s objectives and scrutinising its performance over the next three years.

LPFT employs around 2,000 staff and spends £100 million a year providing services from over 50 locations across the county. The Trust has been rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commission with mental health services for children and young people being rated as Outstanding.

In NHS foundation trusts non-executive directors serve a term of three years and can only serve a maximum of six years ensuring regular refreshing, independent challenge and new ideas. The new non-executive director will start their appointment around August 2018.

LPFT Chair, Paul Devlin said a recent assessment of the skills, abilities and behaviours required by the board set out the calibre of candidates they require.

We are seeking an individual to join our board, to bring support and constructive challenge, and help lead the strategic direction of the Trust.
Being a non-executive director is demanding, but very rewarding. You have the chance to join a highly capable board that prides itself on keeping patients at the heart of its decisions.
The NHS continues to face challenges and we are no exception to these pressures.  However, with focussed hard work on doing the very best we can for our patients and making the very best use of our resources, I am confident we will continue to lead a vibrant and successful Trust. This is an exciting time to join our organisation, especially as we are in the midst of our continuous quality improvement programme.

The Trust will particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities; from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people in order to help us better understand and serve our local communities.

The appointment of non-executive director is made by the Trust’s Council of Governors, an elected body which represents service users, carers, the general public, staff and key stakeholders.

Anyone interested in applying can download an information pack via the Trust website by visiting or calling 01522 309196.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 10 January 2018.