Apr 192019
 

Committee Member - Social Security Advisory Committee

Body: Social Security Advisory Committee
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sector: Charity & Public Sector
Location: Nationwide
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: The daily fee payable is £256.80
Time Requirements: Members are required to commit to 2-3 days work per month. The flexibility to work more than this on occasion would be helpful

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 18/04/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 17/05/2019 at 18:00
  • Panel Sift: 29/05/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 10/07/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Pete Searle - Panel Chair - DWP, Policy Director, Working Age Benefits
  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond - SSAC Chair • Representative of Organisation
  • Rosie Varley - former OCPA appointed Public Appointments Assessor. • Independent Member

Vacancy Description

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is an independent statutory body, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). It is the UK Government’s advisory body on social security matters. In addition to providing advice and assistance to the Secretary of State, it performs mandatory scrutiny of most secondary legislation laid before Parliament that underpin the welfare system. Thus, much of the Department’s policy and service delivery activity, including the welfare reform agenda, comes before the Committee.

In addition to the scrutiny of proposals for secondary legislation, the Committee’s general advisory functions are deployed to:

  • inform the Committee’s work, improving members’ ability to scrutinise regulations and provide independent advice to Ministers;
  • add value to the debate on a topic that is of current interest to Government and stakeholders; and
  • stimulate debate of a specific topic within the Committee and amongst stakeholders.

The Committee responds to the Department’s public consultation exercises where appropriate, and Ministers may also seek views on specific issues. The Committee may also select issues itself which it wishes to research and report upon. The Chair and Committee members meet regularly with Ministers and senior officials to discuss topical issues and also meet front-line staff and customers in the course of their visits to operational sites.

The Committee is independent of Government, the Department and sectional interests. It has a strong track record in offering informed, expert advice. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, but collectively they have a considerable depth of knowledge and expertise in social security policy, law and the wider social policy agenda.

The role of Committee Members

Members are expected to:

  • Maintain and continuously develop an understanding of complex social security and welfare reform issues, taking into account Government policies, the financing of the welfare system and the broader economic social context;
  • Fully prepare for all meetings by reading papers in advance and carrying out any other necessary preparatory work;
  • Attend Committee meetings and make an effective personal contribution;
  • Work constructively and collaboratively with the Chair and members of the Committee on all aspects of the Committee’s work; including its independent work programme and broader activities; and
  • Represent the Committee at external events on occasion.

Meetings

SSAC meets ten times every year at Caxton House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA. Members also have an opportunity to visit other locations, for example visits to operational sites.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Candidates should demonstrate the following skills and experience (essential requirements for all candidates):

  • a strong understanding of the objectives of, current thinking on, and issues affecting the benefit system;
  • a deep understanding of the political and financial context in which the social security system operates and of the Committee’s advisory role;
  • an ability to understand and analyse the details of complex proposals and evaluate and advise objectively on the basis of that analysis;
  • understanding of the impact of social security regulations and implementation on claimants and families;
  • the ability to work effectively as part of a team, and to operate constructively and collaboratively with a diverse range of colleagues;
  • the ability to deal appropriately with confidential material shared with the Committee, and manage potential conflicts of interest (or perceived conflicts of interest) in a responsible manner.

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate one or more of the following areas of experience:

  • Detailed knowledge of social security law: primary legislation, regulations and implications for implementation;
  • Current and detailed insight of issues relating to the benefits system in Scotland, including those aspects that have been devolved to the Scottish Government and able to represent credibly a wide range of communities and stakeholders in Scotland.

Desirable Criteria

  • Expertise in addressing the challenges of effective communication with large and diverse customer groups and/or the media.
  • In-depth knowledge of the experience of different groups of claimants, especially those who may face particular disadvantage.
  • Experience of large scale organisational strategic change

How to Apply

In order for us to progress your application please submit the following completed documentation:

  1. A CV (maximum 2-3 pages) with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
  2. An accompanying Supporting Letter (maximum 2 pages) – this is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria. You should aim to provide specific examples that demonstrate how your knowledge and experience matches each of the criteria, and which describe what your role was in achieving a specific result. Please ensure your full name, the post for which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter. Please ensure your full name and the post for which you are applying is clearly stated at the top of your CV and Supporting Letter.
  3. Personal Information Form. Most of the information requested is not seen by the panel assessing your application (though the panel will consider any declaration of interests).
  4. Diversity Monitoring Form. Collecting and analysing candidate data will help us improve our diversity strategy. It will allow us to run more successful recruitment exercises in the future and ensure that competitions are fair for all. This form is not part of the selection process and will be treated in strictest confidence. It will be kept separate from your application and not be seen by the selection panel.
  5.  If relevant, please also submit a completed Guaranteed Interview Scheme Form if applying under this scheme.

Reasonable Adjustments

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend for interview, please advise us when you return your application.

Please email your application to: alb.publicappointments@dwp.gov.uk.

If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:

Carmela Keogh, ALB Public Appointments Team, Department for Work and Pensions | Private Pensions and Stewardship | 1st Floor, Caxton House | Tothill Street | SW1H 9NA.

If you have any difficulty in sending your application or need the application pack in an alternative format (e.g. Braille, large print, audio CD, tape or e-text), please contact the ALB Public Appointments Team on 0207 7449 7181 or 020 7449 7437.

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Apr 182019
 

Ofgem - Non-Executive Director

Body: Ofgem
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector: Energy
Location: Meetings are normally held in London.
Skills required: Accountancy, IT / Digital
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: The post-holders will receive part-time pay at the rate of £20,000 per annum. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
Time Requirements: Board meetings take place 10-11 times a year in London and are a commitment of roughly 1.5 days each plus preparation time. Board members are also encouraged to sit on the authority committees which require an additional four 2-4 hour meetings a year, and to contribute informally as appropriate.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 17/04/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 26/05/2019
  • Panel Sift: 10/06/2019
  • Final Interview Date: 03/07/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Joanna Whittington - Panel Chair - Director General, Energy and Security • Departmental Official
  • Martin Cave - Ofgem Chair • Representative of Organisation
  • Penny Boys - Independent Member

Vacancy Description

GEMA is the Governing Body of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), a non-ministerial department and an independent National Regulatory Authority. GEMA’s powers are provided by inter alia the Gas Act 1986, Electricity Act 1989 and the Utilities Act 2000.

Following the recent appointments to the Ofgem board, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking to recruit a further two Non-Executive board members (NED) with an accountancy and digital transformation background respectively.

Person Specification

NEDs bring independent oversight, support and constructive challenge to Ofgem. GEMA makes decisions on major regulatory issues and NEDs will be expected to contribute to these collective decisions. The NEDs may also be involved in working groups or offer advice and support to individual directors, in addition to ad hoc pieces of work across Ofgem.

Essential Skills:

Your application should demonstrate the following skills and experience.

  • The ability to contribute and inspire confidence with a wide range of stakeholders both in formal environments (such as Board meetings) and in less formal environments (such as one-to-one meetings with Executives);
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate good judgement and high levels of integrity.
  • Genuine interest in contributing to the effective running of Ofgem;
  • An engaging and collaborative working style together with adaptability. A successful candidate will demonstrate the skills to engage with a range of stakeholders across all sections of society; and
  • All candidates will need to demonstrate expertise in governance and active risk management at a strategic level.

For the accountancy role:

  • Significant expertise in audit, governance and risk assurance;
  • Experience in the public or private sector in both finance and leadership roles;
  • A track record of financial accountability in organisations with significant budgets; and
  • A formal accounting qualification.

For the digital transformation role:

  • Experience in the public or private sector of delivering transformational change by moving to a digital user needs approach to deliver effective and efficient service for customers, including impacts on people, process and technology;
  • Awareness of emerging trends in technology and their likely impact on industry;
  • Interest in disruptive technology; and
  • Knowledge of information technology developments, in particular the delivery of digital services to customers and data utilisation in data-rich organisations.

Additional Information

BEIS is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process.

BEIS offers professional training courses on public sector finance and governance for those new to the public sector.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via email by the deadline of 11pm on Monday 26th May. You will be required to submit the following:

  • A CV of no more than two sides of A4
  • A supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 setting out how you meet the essential criteria. Make sure you refer to the contents of this document and provide specific examples.
  • Details of two referees together with a brief statement of the capacity in which, and the length of time for which, they have known you (referees will not be contacted before final interviews without your express permission). The successful candidate will be subject to final references before an appointment can be formally offered. Please provide email addresses for these referees
  • Completed conflicts of interest / political activity / disability / consents form
  • Completed diversity monitoring form (to be submitted separately – see below)

Applications that do not contain all of the above elements may not be progressed.

Your application should make clear which of the two roles you are applying for. Given the differing criteria, it is unlikely that any one candidate will be able to meet all of the essential criteria for both roles.

For the accountancy role, the preferred method of application is online at www.odgers.com/71885. If you are unable to apply online please email your application to: 71885@odgersberndtson.com

For the digital transformation role, the preferred method of application is online at www.odgers.com/72147. If you are unable to apply online please email your application to: 72147@odgersberndtson.com

Any postal applications should be sent to:

Government Practice
Odgers Berndtson
20 Cannon Street
London EC4M 6XD

All applications will receive a response.

Diversity monitoring form – all candidates are asked to complete this form and send it to the BEIS Public Appointments Mailbox: publicappointments@beis.gov.uk Alternatively, you can send your diversity form in hard copy to:

Public Appointments Team
7th Floor Spur 2
1 Victoria Street
London, SW1H 0ET

This will assist BEIS in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Any information collated from the diversity monitoring forms will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.

Further Information

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Odgers Berndtson: Nicky Oppenheimer on +44 20 7529 1111, Simon Havers

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Apr 182019
 

Chair – National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Location: London
Date Posted: 16/04/2019
Closing Date: 07/05/2019

Vacancy Description

The Chair of NICE will:

  • Lead the board in an open and positive way, representing the Institute to the health and social care communities, life sciences industry, and the public, and build on the Institute’s international status.
  • Set the tone for excellent working relationships between the Institute and key stakeholders responsible for the successful operation of the health and social care system, and supporting innovation and the UK life sciences.
  • Ensure that the Board puts policies in place to secure the effective management and development of all its staff; that it is clear about the values it holds as an organisation and communicates them effectively to the Institute’s staff and to its external partners.
  • Develop an effective partnership with the Chief Executive to lead the Institute in advising Ministers and the health, including public health, and social care communities in England on effective and cost-effective practice and in securing delivery of the Institute’s objectives.
  • Challenge and provide support for the executive directors and encourage and enable all board members to make a full contribution to the board’s affairs and to work effectively as a team.
  • Ensure that strategic and relevant operational issues, including the work of the Audit and Risk Committee are discussed by the board in a timely manner and with appropriate information to support their decisions.
  • Ensure that the board and the Institute take note of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s policies and priorities, while being mindful of their responsibility to offer independent and evidence-based advice.
  • Ensure that the board and the Institute observe the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Board members of public bodies and any other regulations and orders issued by the Secretary of State concerning the conduct of NICE.
  • Ensure that the board establishes and maintains sub-committees as required by the Regulations set out for the Institute and the operational needs of the organisation.
  • Ensure the effective induction and development of new non-executive directors and the continuous development of the Board’s capability.
  • Advise the Department of Health and Social Care on the performance of non-executive directors.

Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the following qualities, skills, and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:

Essential Criteria

  • A sound understanding of the ambitions of and the challenges facing the health and care sector in England and the life sciences industry.
  • An ability to support innovation and command the respect of leaders in the health and social care communities and the life sciences sector.
  • A clear vision for the way evidence-based practice can be applied to improve the quality, effectiveness, safety and efficiency of health, public health and social care, together with an appreciation of the methods and processes used in the development of evidence-based health and social care practice guidance.
  • An effective public communicator with experience of engaging diverse audiences in high-profile and sensitive issues, demonstrating the ability to command public confidence and support for the difficult decisions that NICE makes.
  • A commitment to ensure that the patient and public voice is effectively and openly represented in NICE’s work.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in clinical or public health practice.

Additional Information

Message from Sir David Haslam, Chair, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

“A day never goes by when NICE isn’t in the news. With responsibilities stretching right across the whole of health and social care, and with interested stakeholders including clinicians, industry, social care professionals, patients, people who use services, and the wider public – being chair of NICE requires an almost uniquely broad view. Chairing an organisation with a world-wide reputation for excellence is constantly fascinating and stimulating. It is a real honour to work here.”

Sir David Haslam.

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence Role and Responsibilities

NICE was set up in April 1999 as a Special Health Authority. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 established NICE as an England only Executive Non-Departmental Public Body from 1 April 2013 and extended its remit to adults’ and children’s social care. Through its robust, evidence-based advice and guidance, NICE has a key part in supporting the health and care system in driving greater efficiency and quality improvement. It also has a key role in supporting the ambitions of the life sciences industrial strategy, innovation and developments in the digital sphere that affect health and care.

NICE works closely with other organisations in the health and care system. This includes DHSC, NHS England, Public Health England, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, NHS Improvement, NHS Digital, the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, the National Institute for Health Research, local NHS bodies and local authorities. In addition, NICE maintains strong links with the life sciences industry, academia, the third sector and the international community.

NICE operates a range of programmes generating guidance and advice for the NHS, social care, and the wider public health community, including clinical guidelines, interventional procedures guidance, public health and social care guidance, quality standards and technology appraisals for pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies. These programmes are supported by implementation support materials and activities, and are complemented by Evidence Services, an on-line evidence resource for all health and social care professionals. NICE provides the British National Formulary and a range of advice and support on the effective use of medicines.

For further information on what NICE does and how it works, please visit: http://www.nice.org.uk/about

NICE hold six Board meetings per year. They are open to the public and held in different locations across the country. More information can be found at: https://www.nice.org.uk/Get-Involved/Meetings-in-public/Public-board-meetings

The next planned board meetings are:

  • Poole Hospital 22 May 2019
  • Northampton Guild Hall 17 July 2019
  • Sheffield Town Hall 18 September 2019
  • Great Ormand Street Hospital, London 20 November 2019

How to Apply

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring forms to:

appointments.team@dhsc.gov.uk – please quote ref: VAC-1460 in the subject field.

If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:

Daniel Clemence Department of Health and Social Care, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

Applications must be received by midday on 7 May 2019.

In making an application please note the following:

Supporting letter

The supporting letter is your opportunity to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria set out in the person specification. It will benefit the Advisory Assessment Panel if you can be clear which particular evidence you provide relates to which criteria. Providing separate paragraphs in relation to each criterion is common practice. Please write all acronyms in full first.

Please ensure your full name, the role to which you are applying and the corresponding reference number for the post are clearly noted at the top of your letter.

Please limit your letter to two pages, and type or write clearly in black ink.

Conflicts of interest

If you have any business or personal interests that might be relevant to the work of NICE, and which could lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest if you were to be appointed, please provide details in your Supporting letter.

If appointed, you will also be required to declare these interests on appointment and they will be entered into a register which is available to the public.

Standards in public life and ensuring public confidence

Given the nature of public appointments, it is important that those appointed as members of public bodies maintain the confidence of the public and Government. If there are any issues in your personal or professional history (including any convictions or bankruptcy) that could, if you were appointed, be misconstrued, cause embarrassment to Ministers or NICE or cause public confidence in the appointment to be jeopardised, it is important that you bring them to the attention of the Assessment Panel and provide details of the issue/s in your Supporting letter. In considering whether you wish to declare any issues, you should also reflect on any public statements you have made, including through social media and blogs. Due Diligence may be carried out on any publicly available information and shared with the Advisory Assessment Panel.

The panel may explore any issues you declare with you before they make a recommendation on the appointment.

Failure to disclose such information could result in an appointment being terminated, as those who hold public appointments are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of corporate and personal conduct, and are required to subscribe to the Code of Conduct for Board Members of Public Bodies, as part of agreeing to the terms and conditions of appointment. You can access this document at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/board-members-of-public-bodies-code-of-conduct

There are also circumstances in which individuals may not be considered for appointment, due to them not meeting certain eligibility criteria for appointment. For further information, please refer to Section 2.3: Disqualification from Appointment

If you wish to discuss any queries on conflicts please see the contacts section.

CV

Please ensure your CV includes:

  • Your full name, title, home address, personal contact telephone numbers (land line and mobile), personal email address and details of any twitter accounts and LinkedIn accounts including your twitter handle/username.
  • Similar contact details for two referees who will support your application. One referee should be the person to whom you are/were accountable in your current/most recent appointment or position of employment. Please indicate the relationship of each referee to you. References will be requested for short-listed candidates prior to interview
  • Brief details of your current or most recent post and the dates you occupied this role. Please identify any past or present Ministerial appointments.

The appointment of the Chair of NICE will be subjected to a pre-appointment hearing with the Health Select Committee.  For further details see Section 2.2.  Please be aware that the CV of the Secretary of State’s preferred candidate for appointment, with personal details removed, will be sent to the Health Select Committee.

Monitoring form

Please complete the monitoring form. Diversity monitoring information will not be seen by the Advisory Assessment Panel assessing your application.

Political activity information is primarily for monitoring purposes only, however if you are shortlisted for interview, this information will be shared with the selection panel. The reason for this is that it is appreciated that such activities may have given you relevant skills, including experience gained from committee work, collective decision-making, resolving conflict and public speaking. If you have had such experience and you consider it relevant to your application for this post, you should also take the opportunity to include it separately in your supporting statement. If possible, you should not, however, identify the relevant political party in your statement.

If you are appointed to this role, please note that any political activity you declare will be published in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

The Department of Health and Social Care operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled people. The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Under the GIS a disabled candidate will be selected for interview if they meet the essential criteria for the post.

If you wish to apply under the GIS please complete the GIS form and return it with your application.

All applications will be acknowledged by email after the closing date.

Contacts

For further information regarding the selection process, please contact

Daniel Clemence

Appointments Team

Tel:  0113 2545335

Email: Daniel.Clemence@dhsc.gov.uk

For further information regarding the role of the NICE and the role of the Chair please contact:

Name: Liz Woodeson

Tel:  0207 210 5117

Email: Elizabeth.Woodeson@dhsc.gov.uk

Please quote reference VAC-1460 on all correspondence.

If you choose to apply, we would like to thank you in advance for your time and effort in making an application.

Apr 182019
 

Non-Executive Director - East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-Executive Director to join the board of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

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You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior or board level experience gained in a commercial environment for example in the Information Technology (IT) or pharmaceutical sectors.

The Trust is committed to having a Board that represents the communities that they serve. We particularly welcome applications from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and Non-executive roles.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Applicants should live in or have strong connections with East Lancashire.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed .

  • Information pack (N1887)
    PDF, 350.3 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the role, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (N1887)
    DOCX, 206.3 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 16 May 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 31 May 2019
  • Proposed start dates TBC

* Read the information pack to find out how to apply and forward your completed application to NHSI.Chairsandneds@nhs.net

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Government’s Principles of Public Appointments and Governance Code and are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed. This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments

Find out more

  • The Trust - for an informal and confidential discussion with Professor Eileen Fairhurst, the Chairman of the Trust regarding the role, please contact Michelle Connolly on 01254 732801.
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Emma Meadows on 0300 123 2923 or by emailing emma.meadows2@nhs.net

Apr 172019
 

Non-Executive Director - Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

We are recruiting a Non-executive Director for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community. The successful candidate will strengthen the financial challenge on the board.

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Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have senior recent, relevant finance experience with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, ideally with a financial qualification.

You will need to be able to demonstrate you can use your experience to:

  • work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board
  • bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development
  • hold the executive to account by providing purposeful, constructive scrutiny and challenge
  • shape and actively support a healthy culture for the trust

All non-executive directors must champion the standards of public life – by upholding the highest standards of conduct and displaying the principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

As a future NHS leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the range of behaviours required to contribute effectively in this board level role. These are outlined in the NHS Leadership Academy’s Healthcare Leadership Model.

Preference will be given to applicants who live in or have strong connections with Bedfordshire.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

We particularly welcome applications from women, people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.

Application documents

  • Information Pack (M1951)
    PDF, 416.2 KB
    This is a comprehensive information pack for candidates, which explains the requirements to undertake the roles, as well as details of how to apply and information about the trust.
  • Monitoring form (M1951)
    DOCX, 196.5 KB
    We like to monitor information to establish who applies for our roles and to ensure no group is treated unfairly. Your answers will be treated confidentially and will not be shared with the selection panel unless explicitly stated.

Key dates

  • Closing date for receipt of applications* 7 May 2019 at 11am
  • Interview date 29 May 2019 TBC
  • Proposed start date TBC

Find out more

  • The Trust – for an informal and confidential discussion with Gordon Johns, the Chair of the trust, please contact Kay Bloom on 01234 792100 or by emailing kay.bloom@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
  • NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Todd Fleming on 0300 123 2922 or by emailing todd.fleming@nhs.net

Apr 162019
 

Non-Executive Directors - The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Location: London
Date Posted: 15/04/2019
Closing Date: 06/05/2019

Non-Executive Directors

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is a not-for-profit company funded by Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation), Government departments and industry. It brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services. Our aim is to help innovative businesses succeed and through this grow the economy and improve people’s lives.

We are now looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to our Company Board. Applicants must have a career record of achievement, and:

  • A strong interest in and understanding of innovation, together with broad knowledge of the UK innovation landscape;
  • An ability to bring independent and impartial judgement to bear on the operation of a not-for-profit SME, operating at a national level;
  • Insights into the opportunities from and approaches to the integration of innovation activities across sectors and technologies;
  • Experience of formulating high level strategic input, for example into Government consultations or sector strategies on innovation needs and priorities;
  • Experience of engagement with R&D-active businesses, academics and public institutions.

We are particularly keen to add to the Board individuals with strong experience of one of:

  • The creative economy, including design;
  • Business development for not-for-profits;
  • Communications, especially government relations;
  • Knowledge transfer in the context of international development.

Appointments will be initially for a three-year term and are likely to involve commitments of between five and ten days per year. Expenses will be reimbursed, but otherwise these positions are unpaid.

Expressions of interest along with concise CVs should be sent, by closing date of Monday, 6th May to: jean.aligorgi@ktn-uk.org.

Selected candidates will be invited to interview by a subset of existing KTN Directors.

Additional information can be found at http://www.ktn-uk.co.uk/jobs

KTN is committed to building a diverse organisation and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Apr 162019
 

Non-Executive Director - The National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Location: Leeds and London
Date Posted: 15/04/2019
Closing Date: 22/05/2019

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. We carry out research in air pollution, climate and high-impact weather, and long-term global changes in atmospheric composition and climate, and provide the UK community with state-of-the-art technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere. These include a research aircraft, advanced ground-based observational facilities, computer modelling and support, and facilities for storing and analysing data. We play a significant and influential role in many international science programmes and provide the UK with advice, leadership and national capability in atmospheric science.

NCAS is looking to appoint two non-executive directors to the NCAS Management Board. The Board provides the top level strategy and oversight of the operation of NCAS. The Board was formally constituted in late 2018, its formation being part of an organisation-wide restructuring designed to create a more coherent, agile and dynamic organisation fit for the 21st century and the science challenges that lie ahead. For NCAS, these new non-executive director roles are highly significant, signalling a major shift in the level of organisational maturity.

As a non-executive director, you will provide constructive challenge, thoughtful insight, and independent scrutiny to help the Board achieve its mission to be a world-leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science. You will not necessarily need to have experience as a researcher or practitioner in atmospheric science, however you will have extensive experience of operating at a senior level in a complex science-related research, business or governmental organisation.

The successful candidate will be appointed for an initial period of two or three years by mutual agreement. Remuneration is £450/day with an expected contribution of between 8 and 12 days each year.

NCAS is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all. Applications from women, those with a disability and members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented at senior levels in the research and innovation community, are therefore especially encouraged.

The closing date is 10.00 UTC on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

For more information about NCAS and to download an application pack, please visit our website www.ncas.ac.uk

Apr 152019
 

Non-executive Director - Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting a Non-Executive Director to join their board. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

Dorset HealthCare is an ambitious organisation with a vision to lead and inspire others through our values of excellence, compassion and expertise in all that we do. Our ambition is to improve the health and wellbeing of every person living in Dorset. Our aspiration is to be an outstanding provider of services that integrate around the person. We currently run a range of services working across physical and mental health/ health and social care boundaries.

We are a key player in one of the leading integrated care systems in the country. Working with partners we aim to transform Dorset’s hospitals, community services and primary care to enable us to achieve our ambition of financially and clinically sustainable health and social care designed around the patient. We want to deliver this transformation in an innovative way to meet the needs of local people and support them to lead healthier lives for longer. As more people develop long-term conditions it is crucial that our focus is as much about promoting health and wellbeing as it is about preventing disease.

Given our exciting agenda, there has never been a better time to join our board, which includes our newly appointed Chief Executive, Eugine Yafele. We are looking for some exceptional individuals to help us on the next stage of our journey. We seek two new Non-Executive Directors with substantial experience of working at board level within complex organisations that have experienced significant amounts of successful change and transformation. Ideally they will be people with backgrounds in finance, transformation, OD, organisational change or IT.

We want imaginative board colleagues who possess a broad range of strategic skills and whose capacity to constructively challenge can inspire, motivate and influence - both internally and externally - and who can communicate effectively with all types of audience. Beyond this, they will need a genuine commitment to supporting staff, patients, services users, families and carers.

If you think this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Andy Willis

Trust Chairman

To learn more, please contact our recruitment partners, Jenny Adrian or Rhiannon Smith at Hunter Healthcare on jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com / 020 7935 4570

  • Information pack
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    This information pack contains further information about the Trust, role, and person specification.

Apr 132019
 

5 Non-Executive Directors - Department of Health and Social Care

Recruiter: Department of Health & Social Care
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Not Specified
Posted: 12 Apr 2019
Closes: 01 May 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Health

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint 5 Non-Executive Directors to Health Education England (HEE).  Health Education England supports the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

As Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) of HEE, you will play a key role in the effective governance and leadership of the organisation. You will contribute to the work of the Board, both by actively participating in Board discussions and more widely, contributing to the Board’s governance, performance management and development of strategy for HEE.

For three of the five roles, candidates should bring skills and experience in one of the following areas:

For the Audit and Risk Chair appointment

  • an understanding of the importance of risk management and audit to good governance, and a record of achievement at a senior level in strategic financial management.

Clinical expertise in a regulated profession

  • a track record of clinical excellence and clinical leadership within the NHS
  • other than by the Medical Act 1983(c) or the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001(d) [i.e. not a doctor, nurse or midwife]

Patient Engagement (Co-Chair of HEE’s Patient Advisory Forum)

  • specific expertise and experience of engagement and representation to ensure that the voice of patients and the public is integrated in the promotion of high quality education and training responsive to the changing needs of patients and local communities.

Candidates may also have experience in digital/technology transformation, human resources, as NHS/Trust employers and / or business / industry leader.

The HEE NEDs are remunerated at the standard rate of £7,883 per annum with the Audit Chair receiving £13,137 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per month.  The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

 http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/non-executive-director-of-health-education-england/  If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Sally Brough-Hirst on 0113 254 6138 quoting the reference VAC-1666.

The closing date for applications is midday on 1 May 2019. 

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. In particular, applications from under-represented groups, such as BAME and/or younger people able to identify with the majority of those in education and training in the NHS, would be welcomed.

Apr 112019
 

Chair / Vice Chair - The Scottish NHS Pension Board

Reference: 1635
Remuneration: £232 per day
Location: Galashiels
Closing date: 10 May 2019 at midnight

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is seeking to appoint an independent Chair/Vice Chair to sit on a Public Sector Pension Board: The Scottish NHS Pension Board.

Applications are invited from a wide range of people who are committed to public service and have an interest in the provision of Public Sector Pensions in Scotland. This is an exciting time in the SPPA's journey to establish itself as the premier public sector pension service organisation in Scotland. The roles are rewarding and we would like to hear from you if you would like to contribute to SPPA's progression on this journey.

Scheme Pension Boards are key to SPPA's work in delivering its functions as Pension Scheme Administrator on behalf of Scottish Ministers. The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 requires the establishment Pension Boards with the responsibility for “assisting the Scheme Manager” in securing compliance with the scheme regulations and other legislation relating to the governance and administration of the scheme.

The SPPA is looking for candidates who can offer experience in promoting agreement and building consensus between stakeholders, ideally gained via senior manager or board-level roles. Candidates should have the ability to lead the Board in an objective scrutiny of the issues for consideration and to reach conclusions following best practice in governance and in light of current regulations and legislation.

You will be offered training to support you in getting started in the role and throughout your time as a Pension Board Chair or Vice Chair.

You must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of pensions management and/or the finance industry;
  • Ability to provide strategic advice having a relevant external perspective;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively;
  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Willingness to participate and experience in managing appraisal processes; and
  • Willingness to participate in relevant training and continuous professional development to maintain overall understanding of subject matter and regulations.

Appointment Details

Appointments will commence in mid-2019. The initial appointment will be for 2 or 3 years. There is a possibility of re-appointment, subject to evidence of previous effective performance and satisfying the skills knowledge and personal qualities required at the time of re-appointment. The combined length of an appointment will not exceed 6 years.

Time Commitment

Pension Boards meet four times a year, although there may be additional meetings and training events through the year, but it is not expected to exceed 10 days per annum.

Location

The meetings will normally be required to attend will take place at SPPA, 7 Tweedside Park, Galashiels, TD1 3TE. The Borders railway station at Tweedbank is located nearby.
Remuneration and Allowances

A daily fee of £232 will be paid and you will receive reimbursement of all reasonable travel and subsistence costs. All reasonable receipted dependant-carer expenses, including childcare, and for support required to help you carry out your duties will also be reimbursed where applicable. The appointment is not pensionable.

Further Information

  • Closing date for application is Midnight on 10 May 2019
  • Sifting will take place week commencing 20 May 2019

It is expected that interviews will be held during weeks commencing 3 June and 10 June 2019.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Application Pack, please email SPPAGovernance@gov.scot

If you would like to find out more information about the roles, you are welcome to email
SPPAGovernance@gov.scot

The appointment will be made on merit and we are committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

*Please note that this is not a regulated public appointment, therefore the Public Appointments Team are unable to answer any queries in relation to this vacancy, please contact the Board directly*