Non-Executive Director, Devon Partnership NHS Trust

We are looking for a Non-executive Director to join Devon Partnership NHS Trust bringing Board level expertise in HR/Organisational Development or digitalisation and a customer focus.

The opportunity

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable mental health and learning disability services for the people of Devon, and the wider South West.

Essential Criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to the people who use our services and the promotion of excellent mental health and learning disability care services. You will also have senior level experience in HR/OD or digital/customer experience.

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 non-executive directors 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

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with Devon.

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.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.


Date Event
14 September (12 noon) Application Closing Date
w/c 28 September Shortlisting
13 October (TBC) Stakeholder Engagement Panel
16 October (TBC) Interviews