You would:

Be accountable to our Governors. As a Foundation Trust with a Unitary Board, we work very closely with our governors and they provide invaluable insight, assurance and support to our Non-Executive Directors. Our Governors play an integral role in the strategy and performance of our Trust and your values and behaviours would need to mirror those of our Governors.

You will:

  • Contribute to the development of the strategy, and crucially the appropriate culture of the Trust
  • Monitor Trust performance and governance and, through scrutiny and constructive challenge, obtain assurance that the Trust continuously improves patient care and the overall patient experience, and always remains commercially and materially viable and its plans are sustainable
  • Ensure the Trust meets its statutory, policy and governance obligations

Your skills, experience and attributes will enable you to:

  • Enrich the capability and capacity of the Board, and be a catalyst for, and supporter of, positive change. Making a difference will be a key driver and motivator for you and will be readily apparent to those around you
  • Have a focus on getting the basics right
  • Act with compassion and respect – it will be intrinsic to who you are. This will enable you to value and drive teamwork and the diverse range of contributions that enable it
  • Provide leadership both around the Board table but across all areas of the Trust
  • Set, model and protect our values
  • Shape, guide and monitor strategic objectives and direction


If you:

  • Have the skills and experience to add measurable value to not only our Board but to all levels of the Trust
  • Have professional credibility founded upon the delivery of successful outcomes whilst operating at Board level
  • Exemplify and personify our values because they closely align with your own
  • Have a set of personal attributes and innate behaviours that place you comfortably at the heart of The DCHS Way
  • Can bring your lived experience and diversity of thought to bear on the challenges that face us

Then we would like to talk to you about joining our Board as a Non-Executive Director.

It may be beneficial if you:

  • Have experience of working in a Board role in higher education, local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships and/or joint ventures
  • Have an understanding of some of the key challenges across health and social care, including, but not limited to digital transformation, population health management and health inequalities

This desirable knowledge and experience is important to us because it shows our commitment to:

  • our partner organisations and that by working together we will improve the health and wellbeing of our communities
  • addressing and tackling health inequalities
  • better connecting health and care services allowing the patient or service user to be at the heart of everything we do