Non-Executive Director (Workforce & Education)

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

  • Permanent
  • Birmingham, West Midlands
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Non-Executive Director (Workforce & Education)
Specialisms:Board, Healthcare
Date posted:16th November 2023

Non-Executive Director

£13,000 per annum 
Based in Birmingham 
4 days per month 

We are Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) – proud to bring together the expertise of Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham Women’s Hospital and our Forward Thinking Birmingham service that looks after the mental health of 0-25 year olds. With more than 641,000 visits from patients each year, we are a busy Trust and pride ourselves on the commitment of our 6,000 strong team, which works tirelessly to provide the very best treatment and support to our women, children, young people, and families.

At BWC, our values are what drive us and guide what we do. They are more than warm words; they represent our fundamental commitment to how we work together.  We are seeking an exceptional individual to complement our Board as a non-executive director as we embark on the next phase of our ambitious plans to achieve our vision to be a world-leading team, providing world-leading care.  We are a community who values compassion, innovation, and opportunity to transform lives from those we serve to the staff who work within.

We require an individual, with a strong clinical background ideally in women’s health, who has been actively involved in the training and continued professional development of a clinical workforce. You will be appreciative of some of the current challenges in the NHS and have a strong awareness of the quality agenda.

You will also bring sound judgement, a collaborative style, and the ability to contribute to a strategic, diverse, world class Board operating at the highest level.  There has never been a more exciting time to join our team, so if you share our values of ambition, bravery and compassion and want to make a meaningful impact, we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion with our recruitment partner, Anderson Quigley, please contact Helene Usherwood at

TO APPLY; we will require:

  • A full CV (no more than three pages).
  • A supporting statement (no more than three pages), detailing
    • why you are motivated to join BWC as NED; what is it about the role and the Trust that really appeals to you?
    • explain how your experience and expertise will contribute to improvements for staff and patients at BWC and the overall strategic agenda of the Trust
    • be clear about how your own values and behaviours reflect those of the Trust (Ambitious / Brave / Compassionate)
  • Please include the email addresses of two referees on either your CV or supporting statement. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

ALL applicants need to complete a fit and proper persons declaration as part of their application to the role. Please download the form here.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29 November 2023

Final panel: December 2023


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