The Process
Recruitment Timetable
Applications Close:
Sunday, 20 August 2023
Shortlisting Interviews:
w/c 21 August 2023
Stakeholder Group Sessions:
Tuesday 12 September 2023
Final Interviews:
Wednesday 13 September 2023

How to Apply
Application is by CV and Supporting Statement and combined should be no more than six pages.
CVs should include your contact address and details, stating your preferred method of contact, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history.
Supporting Statements should highlight your skills and experience and allow insights on your knowledge, skill and experience relevant to the role, and taking the opportunity to highlight your personal values and motivations for applying for the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles that demonstrates you have the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver this role, as outlined in the person specification.
In addition to your CV and Supporting Statement your application should include the following:
  • Details of three referees covering your last five years of employment.
  • A completed monitoring information form which accompanies this pack
  • A completed self-declaration form which accompanies this pack and enables you to confirm that you do not meet any of the criteria that would disqualify you from appointment. 
Applications should be submitted via email to:
For an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact our recruitment partners, Finegreen on:
Joe Joyce -
Natasha Parmar -
To request a copy of the Candidate Briefing Pack, please email
Applicant Eligibility
You must be able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the fit and proper person test and that you have no substantial conflicts of interests that would interfere with your ability to be an Executive Director.
Given the significant public profile and responsibility Executives of NHS boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. We will undertake several specific background checks to ensure that those we appoint are “fit and proper” people to hold these important roles. More information can be found on NHSE website. All NHS board members are required to comply with the Nolan Principles of Public Life and meet the Fit and Proper Persons requirements.
Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The ICS needs diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the community they serve and the staff employed, but have the leadership style and breadth of perspective to make good collective decisions. We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds, skills and experience that can help drive forward our agenda and advance the health and care of our local population.
We value and promote diversity, inclusion and are committed to equality of opportunity for all. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.
We prioritise Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, team health and wellbeing and the principles of kind leadership in our 'ways of working'. All role holders will have a key role in nurturing this culture.
There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. We want to increase the diversity of NHS board teams. In Non-Executive roles nationally, it is known that women, people from the local Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, Lesbian, Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) communities, younger people and those with lived experience of disability are all under-represented.
Applications will be assessed on merit, as part of a fair, open and transparent process, from the widest possible pool of candidates. The information provided by applicants will be relied on to assess whether sufficient personal responsibility and competence have been demonstrated in previous / other roles, to satisfy the experience, skills and values being sought.