Non Executive Directors

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) is looking for two Non Executive Directors to join our Board. Ideally, we would like one person with a corporate background and one with a public sector (but not NHS) background. One should bring a finance/ accounting/audit background (accounting qualification very strongly preferred) and one an HR/OD background, although we are prepared to interpret that quite broadly. We are committed to improving the diversity of all of our senior posts so we welcome applications, in particular, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

We are a large provider of Community, Mental Health and related specialist services across a wide geography. Our strong and experienced Executive Team is led by Claire Murdoch CBE, who is not only our Chief Executive, but is also the National Lead for Mental Health for NHS England.

Rated as Good overall by the Care Quality Commission, we have some outstanding specialist services (Sexual Health and Learning Disabilities) and we are rated as Outstanding for Caring. As a Trust, Quality and Quality Improvement are embedded in our culture. We have a number of key aspirations: we would like to be rated as Outstanding for Safety; to be regarded as a key anchor institution in all the areas we offer services; to be an employer of choice for NHS staff; and to be regarded as operationally excellent. We hope that everyone who uses our services and who works in partnership with us will appreciate that we live our values of Compassion, Respect, Empowerment and Partnership.

Like all NHS organisations, we have been challenged by COVID-19, but our staff have responded with a professionalism and resilience that has made me very proud. Then too, like all NHS organisations, we have challenges: the NHS is undergoing a reorganisation which will enable us to work more closely in partnership with other Providers and with Local Authorities; mental health in particular has been less well funded than physical health; we are short of staff in a very competitive environment, and money and people together support the quality of the services we can provide.

If you believe you have the skills and interest to help us on our journey to excellence and if you share our values please consider the opportunity to join our Board.

For further information, please contact our recruitment partners, Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian, at Hunter Healthcare on 07939 250362 or by email at

Download candidate pack here


Date Event
April 2, 2021 Application closing date