Non Executive Director

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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Job overview


The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking to recruit a Non-Executive Director.

The Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services.
  • Specialist learning disability services.
  • Mental health services for children and young people.
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families in
  • An understanding of the Culture in the Black Country

  • Demonstrable empathy towards, service users of the Trust.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a person with:

  • experience and expertise in Finance,
  • understanding of Public Sector Finance
  • qualified Accountant from one of the Chartered Accountancy Bodies below:
    • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA)
    • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA)
    • Chartered Accountants Ireland(CAI)

About us

After significant recent success in working collaboratively, Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust were merged to form the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from 1 April 2020. This is an exciting time for our new organisation who will be responsible for the delivery of mental health and specialist learning disability services across the whole of the Black Country health system. This merger provides a unique opportunity to build on the outstanding joint work our clinicians have been leading to deliver innovative developments which improve services for people across the Black Country. We are excited about the future and share a passion and commitment to developing an outstanding organisation. Together we will have an income of almost £170 million, with over 3,000 staff operating out of 65 sites over four boroughs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The time commitment is expected, between 3 and 4 days per month.

In return we offer:

  • Annual remuneration of £12,500pa (pending increase from 1 April 2021)
  • Full reimbursement of travelling and subsistence expenses
  • Ongoing training and development
  • An initial three year term with extensions thereafter subject to satisfactory performance and governing body approval. This may be subject to amendment dependent on current organsiation transactional plans.

All applicants need to be registered as public members of the Trust, residing in any of the areas within the Trusts designated public consistuency.

For an informal discussion about the posts, see contacts below:

Trust Chair, Jeremy Vanes on 07341 458 362

Mark Axcell, Chief Executive Officer, 0121 612 8081

Georgina Dean, Chief Finance Officer, 07341 458 362

Ashi Williams, Director of People on 07775 014 326 or

Gilbert George, Interim Trust Secretary on 0121 612 8072 or

Closing Date:10 June 2021

Interview Date:25 June 2021

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, and is a non-smoking organisation.

You will be eligible to upload a supporting statement document, no more than 3 pages

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Extensive working knowledge and experience gained in Public Health
  • Understanding of how IT can support the local health economy
  • Experience in partnerships or the Third Sector


  • Experience of working at board level
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Understanding of the NHS operating environment
  • Understanding of the Care Quality Commission and its fundamental standards of care
  • Understanding of Public Sector Finance
  • Understanding of risk management principles and application

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Employer details

Employer name

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Delta House

West Bromwich

B70 9PL

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Gilbert George


Date posted

21 May 2021

Pay scheme

Very senior manager (VSM)


£100,000 to £200,000 a year


Fixed term


3 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Delta House

West Bromwich

B70 9PL

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