Non Executive Director – Finance

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust
23rd January 2023
27th February 2023
Job Type
North East


Organisation:                 Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Role:                                Non-Executive Director - Finance

Salary:                             £13,000 per annum

Working Hours:              5 days per month

Accountable to:             The Chair

Based at:                        Trust Headquarters – Doncaster



About Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS Foundation Trust employs over 3,400 talented people across our wide range of services and locations, who are very much appreciated, valued and respected.


We currently provide services across the geographical footprint of Doncaster, Rotherham and North Lincolnshire, with coverage of over 650 square miles in total, and serve a population of around 735,000 people. The local areas are often referred to as ‘Places’. We also work across two wider systems defined as North Yorkshire and Humber Integrated Care System (which includes North Lincolnshire) and the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (which includes Doncaster and Rotherham). Both ICS came into existence on 1 July 2022 with the aim of bringing together local organisations to redesign care and improve population health, creating shared leadership and action. Each year around 155,000 people access RDaSH services, which operate in over 100 locations across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire.


The Role

Our new Finance Non-Executive Director (NED) will work with other Non-Executives, the Chair, Kathryn Lavery and the Executive Directors as critical member of the Board of Directors. They will also work in partnership with the Council of Governors who is also charged with holding the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors. 

Effective NHS boards demonstrate leadership by undertaking three key roles:

  • Formulating strategy for the organisation
  • Ensuring accountability by holding the organisation to account for the delivery of the strategy and through seeking assurance that systems of control are robust and reliable
  • Shaping a positive culture for the board


The Board of Directors is collectively responsible for the success of the Foundation Trust. This includes responsibility to maintain financial viability, using resources effectively within appropriate financial controls, ensuring high levels of probity and value for money and to deliver high standards of clinical governance, ensuring that all relevant health standards are met.


The Council of Governors represents the interests of the foundation trust’s members, the public and partner organisations and hold the non-executive directors individually and collectively to account for the performance of the board of directors. The Council of Governors have statutory powers and duties as set out in the NHS Act 2006 and the Health and Social Care Act 2012.


Background and Experience

  • The ideal candidate must have strong academic qualifications and be a professionally qualified accountant.
  • Recent and relevant financial experience and commercial acumen. Understanding of good financial governance, performance management, financial control and planning.
  • Track record of achievement at Board level in an organisation of similar size and complexity to the Trust, whether in the private, public or voluntary sectors. (desirable)
  • Understanding of performance and financial reporting and monitoring.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, understand complex issues and make pragmatic decisions.
  • Applications are welcomed from candidates with broad and relevant backgrounds, however we are particularly keen to receive applications from those with recent and relevant financial experience, ideally with experience in the fields of Risk and Audit.
  • Sound knowledge of understanding corporate governance and risk with experience of managing large budgets.
  • Experience of building working relationships with a complex range of stakeholders.
  • Experience of leading or managing significant change.
  • Experience of holding senior management teams to account and, in turn, accustomed to a high level of accountability.
  • Can add to the existing board members life experience through one or more of the following; if you can bring insights into:
  • BAME heritage
  • Younger people
  • Those who are open about their faith
  • The lives of people from socially deprived backgrounds
  • Those who live with a disability
  • LGBTQ+

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to the NHS and the principles of Foundation Trust governance.
  • Political astuteness.
  • Sound independent judgment, enquiring mind and intellectual rigor.
  • Team working, including collaborative/delegation.
  • Conciliator/negotiator.
  • The ability to form strong relationships.


Candidates must be a member of RDaSH.

Becoming a member is simple: email or join via

To find out more about this exceptional role please contact Katie Faulkner at our executive search partners; Green Park on or visit the bespoke microsite .

Please submit your application by 11:59pm Sunday 26th February.

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