Non Executive Director

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust provides acute, mental health and community hospital services, one of the first trusts in England to provide all three in a single organisation. We are committed to providing integrated patient centred care, supporting our colleagues and working with our partners.

We believe there is strength in diversity and we are looking for a new team member. The ideal candidate will be someone who can bring us different insights, perspectives and challenges as we serve our local population and support our colleagues. We welcome applications from candidates with a broad range of senior level experience which could have been gained in the commercial, public or not for profit sectors; more important to us than your specific professional background is the way in which you use your experience; we want Board colleagues who can support when necessary, challenge constructively and help us to make better decisions because of the rich diversity of thought sat around the Board table.

You would, of course, be joining us at a time of enormous challenge but also of huge potential opportunity. The last 12 months have held unprecedented difficulty and challenge for all of us. Our teams throughout the organisation have pulled together in an outstanding manner (in fact our Trust came into being in April 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic), and developed new ways of working to ensure that we continued to deliver first class services that meet the needs of our population. There is clearly much more to do to ensure that we are well positioned to continue to manage the on-going pandemic, roll out the new vaccines and then begin the work of restoration – taking the best of the changes, learning and innovation from this period and using it as an opportunity to reset how we do things.

We know the way ahead will continue to be rooted in partnership working across our county: together we are bringing to life a clinical strategy that is built from the ground up, based on the experience of our colleagues and services and our knowledge of the growing needs of our population – we know that together we can do more. If you would like to join us on our journey please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian on 07939 250362 or by email at

Please download the candidate pack here


Date Event
February 27, 2021 Application closing date