We are looking for a Non-Executive Director to join us

Join Team DBTH and help us in our vision to become the safest Trust in England, outstanding in all that we do.

  • Pay: £13,390 Pro Rata Per Annum
  • Contract: Fixed-term for three years.
  • Hours: Flexible working – The time commitment for this role is between four and five days a month.
  • Location: Trust-wide
  • Closing date: 18 December
  • Apply here and view the job pack

The role

At Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) we are looking for a highly influential, enthusiastic, and motivated individual with great vision, energy, and drive, to join the Trust’s Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director.

Throughout the past number of years, colleagues within the organisation have consolidated positive progress made within patient care, treatment, and experience, whilst further strengthening links with partners both locally and nationally. The Trust is also emerging from the challenges of COVID-19; a once-in-a-generation event which presents both challenges and opportunities in equal measure as the process of recovery begins in earnest.

It is the vision of all at DBTH to become ‘the safest Trust in England, outstanding in all that we do’. While undoubtedly ambitious, we feel that with the skill, expertise, and dedication we can count on amongst our colleagues, this is an entirely achievable destination for the Trust.

And this is where you come in.

As Non-executive Director you will join a dedicated and skilled Board of Directors and Council of Governors who are committed to ensuring the Trust delivers the best operational performance, ultimately supporting us in achieving our vision, as well as meeting and, in some cases, exceeding the ambitious targets and objectives we have set.

As Non-Executive Director you will be required to bring personal commitment to the role, independence, impartiality, a wide range of experience, special knowledge, and personal qualities. You will also be an experienced non-executive director (or of equivalent role) and have senior and/or Board level experience gained in a large/complex organisation – preferably within the public sector, but not exclusively).

We are looking for a candidate who may have knowledge within the following areas of expertise: The local health economy, partnership working between complex organisations, experience in digital media and innovation environments, data analytics or process optimisation expertise, and experience of leading transformational programmes in a large and complex organisation, communications and marketing, transformation, charity and the third sector, people and organisational development, local government and the voluntary sectors.

In addition to this, you should be able to demonstrate the following key skills:

  • A keen sense of strategic direction
  • An ability to hold individuals and bodies to account
  • Effective influencing and communication skills
  • A good sense of team working
  • The ability to chair meetings with confidence and candour
  • Self-belief and drive
  • Intellectual flexibility to meet the myriad challenges and opportunities ahead.

We believe that the best Boards are those that reflect the communities that they represent. We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all, and appointments are made on merit. We particularly welcome applications from women, people from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background and those with a lived experience of disability

The time commitment for this role is between four and five days a month. As a result of COVID-19, much of this will still take place virtually such as statutory monthly meetings, however there will be an expectation that some site visits will be required.

About our Trust

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBTH) is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

Hosting three main hospital sites and a number of additional services, the Trust is one of only five Teaching Hospitals in Yorkshire and trains 25% of all medical students in the region in addition to 30% of all other healthcare professional students. Employing over 6,500 people, every member of staff contributes to patient care, and has a personal stake in our future successes and achievements.

As we operate a number of sites, you will gain a sense of a large and expansive organisation; however it is very important that our Trust has a great sense of community and identity, with an accessible leadership team and a great sense that each and every member of the team can make the difference.

We are proud that many of those in senior positions within the Trust began their careers here, and we have a large number of long serving team members, with one member of staff recently retiring after 60 years of service, having spent their entire career at the Trust.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities in order to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it’s our pledge to help you DevelopBelong and ThriveHere.

How we are dealing with COVID-19, an overview of the past year and plans for the future

Executive Medical Director, Dr Tim Noble, who explains the challenges we have faced this year, as well as gives a brief overview of the past 12 months and how we have moved forward, whilst still working in the context of a pandemic.
Miriam Boyack, Lead Nurse for Infection Prevention and Control who discusses our current position in respect to COVID-19, as well as some of the infection prevention and control policies we continue to work with.

While COVID-19 will be with us for some time to come, as a Trust we must plan for the future and move forward beyond the pandemic. Jon Sargeant, Deputy Chief Executive, and Dr Kirsty Edmondson Jones, Director of Innovation and Infrastructure explain more.

Our sites

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Is a large acute hospital with over 500 beds, a 24-hour Emergency Department (ED), and trauma unit status. In addition to the full range of district general hospital care, DRI also provides some specialist services including vascular surgery. It has inpatient, day case, diagnostic and outpatient facilities.

Bassetlaw Hospital

Is an acute hospital with over 170 beds, a 24-hour Emergency Department (ED) and the full range of district general hospital services including a breast care unit and renal dialysis. Bassetlaw has inpatient, day case and outpatient facilities.

Montagu Hospital

A small non-acute hospital with over 50 inpatient beds for people who need further rehabilitation before they can be discharged. There is a nurse-led minor injuries unit, open 9am to 9pm. It also has a day surgery unit, renal dialysis, a chronic pain management unit and a wide range of outpatient clinics. Montagu is the site of our Rehabilitation Centre, Clinical Simulation Centre and the base for the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme.

Benefits of Team DBTH

Find out more about the Trust and our history here, we also have the following offers for colleagues working at Team DBTH:

On-site facilities

Alongside our partners at Sodexo, the Trust offers a number of eateries, as well as a Costa Coffee and Subway. This is in addition to Volunteer Service shops and a WHSmiths.

Learning and development opportunities

As one of the region’s Teaching Hospitals, we believe it’s absolutley paramount to encourage our staff to develop their skill set. From training to lunchtime lectures, our dedicated Education Team can help you to take that next step in your career. The quality of patient care the Trust is able to provide and the range of services that it is able to offer are upon the ability to ensure our current employees, together with any potential employees, are motivated, satisfied and want to stay working for us.  This includes making sure staff have a personal development plan in place, access to training, development and career opportunities.

Park and Ride

The Park and Ride is situated opposite the Doncaster Race Course on Leger Way. It can be accessed via the aforementioned road, or Town Moor Avenue. The designated car park for this facility is to the far end near to Whitby’s Fish and Chip shop.

Available for hospital staff, patients and visitors, this shuttle runs between the Park and Ride facility on Leger Way and South Block Outpatients near to Gate 6 of Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The shuttle operates Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 5.50am and 10.00pm. This service costs 50p per journey for patients and visitors – staff ride for free just show your NHS badge.

The bus journey normally takes between five and seven minutes. Please allow adequate time to park your vehicle and ride up to the hospital in good time for your appointment. Hospital Security staff are on duty at the Park and Ride car park during operating hours. Click here for the Park & Ride bus timetable (printable version).

The shuttle stop is at the far end of the car park, near to Whitby’s Fish and Chip shop. There is a small platform, with seating next to a sign outlining the time table.

Please note, as per current COVID-19 restrictions, we ask all users of the shuttle to wear an appropriate face covering unless medically exempt.

Pick up point at Doncaster Royal Infirmary:

The current and temporary pick-up and drop-off point at Doncaster Royal Infirmary is outside South Block.

Leaving your vehicle:

There is ample room for your vehicle in this car park. Please can we remind visitors, patients and staff to park within the marked bays.

We have lighting available in this area, while security colleagues regularly patrol.

Walking from the Park and Ride to Doncaster Royal Infirmary:

When the weather is fine, and if you fancy the exercise, it is perfectly possible to walk from the Park and Ride to Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The journey, which is just over half a mile will take you between 12 and 15 minutes on foot, and below are the suggested routes you can take.

Christmas Advent calendar

Beginning in 2021, from 1 to 25 December, every member of staff is enrolled in a prize-draw to mark the days of Advent and as a ‘thank you’ to all colleagues for their efforts throughout the year. Last year prizes included tickets to West End shows, a smart watch, a spa day and much, much more!

Facebook group

Alongside the Buzz, colleagues can stay in touch and up-to-date by joining a very active Facebook group for members of staff. With daily postings, you will join 6,000 of your colleagues discussing the things that matters, receiving all the latest news, as well as getting involved in exclusive polls and engagements about specific developments within our hospitals.

Random Acts of Kindness

We have a schedule of events known as ‘Random Acts of Kindness’. This ranges from a free cuppa’ and slice of cake delivered by the Executive Team, all staff to a free £25 gift voucher at Christmas and a free trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Each random act is a surprise, and we have a number organised for 2022!

Bluelight  and NHS discounts

As a member of Team DBTH you will be entitled to NHS discount as well as a Bluelight card. This will give you access to savings at a range of shops and eateries both locally and regionally!

NHS Fleet and Tusker lease cars

The Trust offers not one but two lease car suppliers. As a member of the team you will receive exclusive discount and offers via generous salary sacrifice schemes, with significant savings to be made on a range of vehicles including electronic cars such as those made by Tesla!

VIVUP benefits

Similarly, the Trust works with VIVUP to offer a range of discounts and savings on gym memberships as well as electronic goods via salary sacrifice.

Staff lottery

For a small few, members of the team can take part in our monthly lottery draw. With 11 winners each month, prizes range from £1,000 to £50, and every six months we hold a special one-off prize-draw for £6,000!

Family friendly trust

The Trust is committed to improving the working lives of its staff and offers various benefits to attract and retain a motivated workforce.  These include: Job Share Scheme, Term Time Contracts, Paternity Leave, Maternity Leave, Career Break Scheme, Adoption Leave, Leave in Domestic Emergencies and Flexible retirement.

Weekly newsletter and communications

Keeping up with the latest happenings within an expansive and varied organisation such as ours can be tough, that’s why we publish a weekly newsletter called the Buzz. Here you can find out about the latest Trust news, events and achievements.

STAR Awards

Recognising our staff for their hardwork and dedication is very important at DBTH. Each month a team and individual member of staff is awarded our STAR Award, with a glitsy annual event held for our STARs of the year.

Supporting your health and wellbeing

Staff support line and Resource Hub

In the current climate of increasing pressures on our healthcare system, our NHS people potentially face significant stresses. We have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7.00 am – 11.00 pm, seven days a week.

Health and Wellbeing Support pack

This pack contains lots of information about what support DBTH can offer you during this time and a few tips and other free external services which will help you look after your health and wellbeing Staff counselling services are also available 24/7 by calling the Vivup Employee Assistance Provision.. The team has a wide variety of skills and knowledge and have offered their service because they recognise the importance of supporting staff through difficult times.

Chaplaincy support

Our chaplaincy team is available to support you. The chapels remain open for personal use and prayer mats are also available and a Sunday service will be broadcast on the hospital radio station.

Employee Assist Provision

DBTH employees have free access to wellbeing and counselling practitioners 24/7 via the Employee Assistance Programme. The service is confidential.


Wagestream gives you instant access to a percentage of your pay, without needing to wait for payday.

For every day and the unexpected, having instant access to the money you’ve earned, gives you power over your pay.

Wagestream also provides a range of tools to get you financially fit:

  • Track exactly how much you are earning throughout the month, against all your assignments.
  • Save straight from your pay.
  • Access impartial and tailored financial tips to help you manage your money better.

Occupational Health

For advice on medical conditions which may impact on your ability to work or if work is impacting an existing health condition.

The Talking Shop

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) offers people with depression and anxiety disorders more talking treatments.

Alternative and holistic therapies

Every member of Team DBTH is entitled to a three complimentary therapy including reflexology, reiki and much, much more.

The TLC service

Is here to support you during tough times. We understand that these are challenging times and we are here to help. TLC is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of:

  • Chaplaincy
  • Safeguarding
  • Occupational Health
  • Union
  • Leadership and OD
  • Human Resources
  • Coaches
  • Patient Safety
  • Additional support and advice
  • Health and Wellbeing