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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2022.

Non-Executive Director

Job Reference: J78-NED-4372779

DHU Health Care CIC
Non-Executive Director
Pride Park, Derby
£15,000 per annum

DHU Healthcare is a ‘not-for-profit’ community interest company providing a diverse range of services to the NHS frontline, including urgent and emergency care, primary care, out of hours services and NHS111. We operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day across a wide geographical area including Derbyshire, Northamptonshire; Nottinghamshire; Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland; Lincolnshire, Milton Keynes, Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire – a population totalling around ten million. A socially conscious organisation, we provide compassionate, safe, high-quality care to our patients and the communities we serve and offer a supportive work environment to our 2,000 people.

You can find out more about us on our website at Our profile: DHU Healthcare


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-respected senior professional to join our Board as a Non-Executive Director. We are seeking to appoint an individual who shares our values and ambitions and is passionate about building on our success.

This is a Three-year fixed term appointment, with possible extension (maximum 9 years)

The NED will work with the Board, CEO, and Executive Directors, and to inform, deliver and develop the company strategy in line with commissioning requirements.

We are looking for an individual who has proven knowledge and experience in:

  • Organisational Development / HR / Change Management / Transformation experience at Director-level, including an understanding of organisational culture on performance and productivity.
  • Financial acumen
  • Influencing strategy, quality improvements and service delivery at Board level
  • Effective and credible communication with a wide range of stakeholders at both local and national levels
  • Ensuring Corporate Governance
  • Understanding complex strategic issues, in order to achieve enhanced delivery of Clinical Services
  • Up to date commercial strategies to deliver sustainable business growth
  • Experience in Health and Care would be advantageous (community, mental health, urgent/emergency or social care and Integrated Care Systems), as would experience with local authority systems
  • Knowledge or experience regarding the role of the Freedom To Speak Up Guardian will be an advantage but is not essential
  • Knowledge or experience regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion will be an advantage but is not essential
  • Chair experience at board level will be an advantage but is not essential


The time commitment on average is approximately three days per month, for the purpose of attending the DHU Board meeting, involvement in sub committees or support to Executive Director colleagues. As with all NED posts, the time commitment will be flexible across the year with some periods requiring greater input and less depending on the service issues.

To be successful in this role, candidates will be excellent communicators, with the ability to create impact, by engaging and influencing key stakeholders in order to facilitate positive change. They must be driven and passionate about creating and shaping an innovative strategic vision for the best possible long-term benefit of the organisation and our patients.

In addition, DHU want to attract people from all backgrounds with a range of abilities, so that we are truly representative of the communities we serve who share our CARE values and mission to ‘provide caring, high quality, safe and effective healthcare to our patients and the communities we serve.’

As part of our commitment to equality of opportunity, we are keen to increase diversity and inclusion within our organisation including:

  • people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities,
  • disabled people
  • LGBT+ communities
  • all ages, faiths, religions and genders

For an initial discussion about this opportunity please contact Liz Holderness at Peridot Partners to arrange a call -

Closing date for applications: Monday 15 August 2022 we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.



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