Non-Executive Recruitment

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to become Non-Executive Director you must be a member of the Foundation Trust and resident in the following areas:

  • Newcastle upon Tyne (All electoral areas within the Newcastle upon Tyne area)
  • Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (excluding Newcastle upon Tyne) (All electoral areas within Northumberland and Tyne and Wear area excluding those areas within Newcastle upon Tyne)
  • North East (All electoral areas within County Durham, Cumbria, Darlington, Tees Valley and Sunderland, and the rest of England

To become a member of the Foundation Trust please see here.

In addition to paragraph 27 of the Constitution, a person may not become or continue as a Director if:

  • they have been required to notify the police of  their name and address as a result of being convicted or cautioned under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or other applicable legislation or their name appears a Barred List as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006;
  • they (or an organisation which they were a director of) have been found guilty of an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
  • they (or an organisation which they were a director of) have been found guilty of an offence under the Bribery Act 2010 or any other applicable law relating to fraud, financial crime or terrorist financing;
  • they are the spouse, partner, parent, child of, or occupant of the same household as a Director or a member of Council of Governors;
  • they are a member of a local authority‚Äôs Overview and Scrutiny Committee covering health matters;
  • they are a Governor of the Trust;
  • they are a Governor, Non-Executive Director (including the Chair) or, executive Director (including the chief executive officer) of another Health Service Body, unless:
    1. in the case of an executive Director other than the Chief Executive, the Chair, following consultation with the Chief Executive;
    2. in the case of the Chief Executive, the Chair, following consultation with the Board of Directors;
    3. in the case of a Non-Executive Director other than the Chair, the Chair following consultation with the Council of Governors; or
    4. in the case of the Chair, the Senior Independent Director, following consultation with the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors,

You can  view the Trust's Constitution here.