Non-Executive Director, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (DCH) has a friendly, open and supportive Board of very talented and hugely committed executive and non-executive directors and we are looking for a new team member. The ideal candidate will have a real understanding of cultural change and the transformative power of organisational development. Beyond this, we want someone who can bring different insights and perspectives, really challenging our thinking and helping us to do more for and with our population and staff. We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and we recognise the value of diversity in leadership, so we would particularly welcome applications from people from groups that are under-represented at Board level.

You would be joining us at a time of enormous challenge but also huge potential opportunity. 2020 has been an unprecedented year for us all, with many challenges and events that were unimaginable a year ago; but at DCH we are immensely proud of the way our teams throughout the organisation have pulled together – responding swiftly and effectively to the emergency, delivering a radical and rapid reorganisation of our services and ensuring that we were able to continue to run the hospital safely and – critically – that we continued to provide the very best care to everyone who needed us.

Clearly we are not yet out of the woods and we have undertaken significant work – within our own organisation and with our partners across the Dorset health and care system – to ensure that we are well positioned to continue to manage the on-going pandemic while also restarting services, taking the best of the changes, learning and innovation from this period and using it as an opportunity to reset how we do things.

As you can see, we have a packed agenda – if you would like to help us shape and deliver it, please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at


Date Event
8 October 2020 Application closing date
27 October Shortlisting
2 November 121 Stakeholder Conversations for Shortlisted Candidates
10 November Interviews