Person Specification


Non Executive Director

Values, experience and competencies

  • A clear commitment to the Trust’s values and the NHS values and principles as outlined in the NHS Constitution
  • Adherence to the standards of public life by upholding the highest standards of conduct and demonstrating the Nolan principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • A strong track record of professional achievement including proven leadership skills
  • A general understanding of the NHS and the evolving healthcare policy context
  • An understanding of how the third-sector can contribute to shaping, improving and delivering health services, and to the development and delivery of plans to tackle the wider determinants of health.
  • Proven ability to work in partnership and across organisational boundaries
  • An understanding of good corporate governance
  • Effective communication skills including influencing and persuading
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team to meet shared goals
  • Sound political and commercial acumen
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to plan ahead and find innovative solutions to problems
  • Independent judgement, common sense and diplomacy
  • A strong commitment to quality improvement
  • An understanding of the diversity and demographics of Sussex
  • A genuine commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion
Community Nurse

We are keen to receive applications from candidates from a diverse range of candidates.  We would not necessarily expect all candidates to be able to evidence all of the above competencies to the same degree.


In order to be eligible for appointment you will:

  • Be eligible to be a member of a public constituency of the Trust
  • Meet the independence criteria for Non-Executive Directors and meet the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement as defined in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulation of Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2004
  • Not disbarred from membership of the Board of Directors under any of the criteria listed on page 14
  • Sufficient time available to fulfil the requirements of the post