Non-Executive Recruitment


Candidates will need to be eligible to be a member of the Foundation Trust, as defined by the Foundation Trust Constitution. Membership requires that you are a resident of one of the following areas:

  • East Riding of Yorkshire - The electoral wards of East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hull - The electoral wards of Hull
  • Whitby -  The electoral wards of Whitby and surrounding areas
  • Wider Yorkshire and Humber Area -  The electoral wards of Yorkshire and Humber (excluding those electoral wards covered by the other areas of the Public Constituency)

Criteria for Disqualification

From Paragraph 29 of the Constitution:

The following may not become or continue as a member of the Board of Directors:

  • a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or whose estate has been sequestrated and (in either case) has not been discharged;
  • a person in relation to whom a moratorium period under a debt relief order applies (under Part 7A of the Insolvency Act 1986);
  • a person who has made a composition or arrangement (including a debt relief order under the Insolvency Act) or granted a Trust deed for, his/her creditors and has not been discharged in respect of it;
  • a person who within the preceding five years has been convicted in the British Isles of any offence if a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months (without the option of a fine) was imposed on him/her;
  • he/she is a medical practitioner that has been removed from the professional register by the General Medical Council;
  • conduct that has caused, or is likely to cause, material prejudice to the best interests of the Trust or the proper conduct of the Board of Directors or otherwise in a manner inconsistent with continued membership of the Board of Directors;

From Annex 9 of the Constitution:

Further Provisions on Disqualification of Non-Executive Directors

Further to the requirements set out above, the Board of Directors will determine each Non-Executive Director it considers to be independent. Anyone identified as not being independent will not be permitted to become or continue as a Non-Executive Director and consideration of independence or otherwise will include the following factors:

  • If he/she has been an employee of the Trust within the last 5 years;
  • If he/she has, or has had within the last 3 years, a material business relationship with the Trust either directly, or as a partner, shareholder, Director, or senior employee of a body that has such a relationship with the Trust; 
  • If he/she has received or receives additional remuneration from the Trust apart from a Director’s fee, participates in the Trust’s performance related pay scheme, or is a member of the Trust’s pension scheme;
  • If he/she has close family ties with any of the Trust’s Directors or senior employees;
  • If he/she holds cross Directorships or has significant links with other Directors through involvement in other companies or bodies;
  • If he/she has served on the Trust’s Board of Directors for more than 9 years from the date of their first appointment.

The Board must state its reasons if it determines that a Director is independent despite the existence of relationships or circumstances such as those listed above.

The Trust's Constitution can be found here.