Non-executive appointments

We offer NHS providers a range of support in managing non-executive appointments to NHS boards, including supporting them to find talented people with the skills and experience to help run vital NHS services for their local community.

We all know that effective leadership is essential for a sustainable NHS that provides high quality care, which is why supporting leaders and improving leadership is a priority. Our Non-executive Appointments team offers all NHS providers a range of services to support them in making new appointments to boards.

Accessing new talent: we have a large and growing talent database of board-ready people across the country interested in non-executive roles in the NHS. We will match the attributes of the people on the database to help NHS providers ensure the best possible field of candidates for these important roles. We are also happy to receive details of great potential candidates.

Finding new talent: we’re talking to a number of FTSE 100 companies and service organisations to discuss how their top talent can contribute to the NHS as non-executive directors.

Promoting roles: we can publish details of NHS provider vacancies on our website and the Cabinet Office website.

Improving diversity: to make the best possible decisions, we believe NHS boards need to be made up of people with a mix of experience, qualities and skills and are working hard to improve the diversity of the candidate pool. We can work with you to help improve the diversity of boards, including helping you to achieve the goal of having a 50/50 gender balance on all NHS boards by 2020.

Advising and supporting: our team is available to discuss any issues you may have.

We are also responsible for making chair and non-executive appointments to NHS trusts and NHS charitable trustees.

If you would like any further support in appointing non-executive board members, or any associated governance issues then please contact our Non-Executive Development Manager Keely Howard by email

Current chair and non-executive vacancies