The Insight Programme for Aspiring Non-Executive Directors - South West & Wales 2023

Share this role

The Insight Programme
Time Contribution:
2-3 days per month
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

First Attachment Begins
October 2023
Second Attachment Begins
April/May 2024


Applications for the Insight Programme are currently closed; however you can register your interest for when they open again below.  We will then contact you if the opportunity arises to join the programme in your geographical area. 

The Insight Programme has been designed to address the challenge to increase diversity on NHS and Housing Boards. The Programme arranges for participants to be attached to one or two Boards for a total of around nine months. In each organisation, participants will 'buddy' with an existing Non-Executive Director and attend Board and Sub-Committee meeting, as well as have access to the organisation under local arrangements. 

In order to be successful with your application you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Senior leadership experience gained in a large or complex organisation. This may be at Board or senior leadership level in a medium sized organisation, or immediately below Board in a large, complex organisation.
  • The ability to quickly gain an undertsnading of housing or healthcare issues and how large-scale organisations operate
  • The ability to analyse complex information, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to work in a team to meet common goals and utilise skills and experience to benefit the organisation
  • The ability to assess strategties in order to reach objectives
  • Astuteness, the ability to grasp complex issues and understand relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Commitment to good corportate governance in a regulated environment
  • Commitment to the Nolan Principles of Public Life

All applications to the programme will be assessed by the Chairs of sponsoring organisations, supported by GatenbySanderson. Each application will be assessed on the basis of two main criteria: the value that participation in the programme could bring to you and the organisation, and your ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to the sector/s to which you want to attach.

For a confidential discussion please contact:

Housing - Chantelle Harris,

Health: Melanie Shearer,

To view the job description and person specification, please scroll to the bottom of the page, tick to agree to the privacy policy, then click 'Continue to full details'.

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email

Continue to full details and application