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Opportunity to shape local health services across Hounslow and Richmond

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Published: Friday 10 February 2017

  • We are currently recruiting two non-executive directors and a board advisor
  • Do you have the skills and expertise to make a difference and improve local health services?


Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) currently has exciting opportunities for two non-executive directors to join the trust board and help shape local health services; and for a board advisor to support board strategy. 

HRCH provides out-of-hospital health services across the boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond, as well as some services further afield – serving a diverse population of over half a million local people. The trust’s range of community health services include district nursing, physiotherapy/occupational therapy and rehabilitation services, as well as specialist community services and services which promote health and wellbeing.

For more information about HRCH’s diverse range of services, visit: www.hrch.nhs.uk/our-services 

Two non-executive director vacancies are currently available – one focussed on audit, and the other a more general non-executive director role. 

Non-executive director (audit)

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients, to the promotion of excellent health care services and have senior finance experience in a large and complex organisation, with a financial qualification. The successful candidate will be required to chair the audit committee. 

Non-executive director

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients, to the promotion of excellent health care services and have: 

  • Experience in a senior leadership role within social care, with an understanding of the current strategic agenda and financial challenges facing the sector, and the opportunities for future integration between health and social care. 

  • An understanding of major transactions, change management and a track record of consolidating relationships with key external stakeholders and an ability to utilise this knowledge and experience to add value to the trust board, supporting our strategic goal of integrated care.

  • Strategic involvement in IT within social care would be an advantage.

Board advisor

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients, to the promotion of excellent health care services and have senior level clinical experience gained in either a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background, ideally with experience working at board level.  

The board advisor role is used successfully in the NHS to support board succession strategy and achieving a balance of board level skills. Although not legally a member of the board and does not participate in any formal vote, the individual is an integral member of the wider board team-comprising executive and non-executive roles and attending board and key committee meetings as required. 

Further information

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, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles. 

To find out more or apply, visit:

For an informal and confidential discussion about these opportunities with Stephen Swords, chairman of HRCH NHS Trust, call 020 8973 3132. 

Closing date: 11am, 24 February 2017