Feb 252021
 
The Boundary Commission for England – Assistant Commissioners

Assistant Commissioners - The Boundary Commission for England

Recruiter: The Boundary Commission for England
Location: Nationwide
Salary: Not Specified
Posted: 15 Feb 2021
Closes: 10 Mar 2021
Job Function: Leadership / Management
Industry: Public

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is an independent and impartial advisory non-departmental public body. It is responsible for conducting reviews of the parliamentary constituency boundaries in England and making recommendations for changes to those boundaries.

The BCE is seeking outstanding candidates to appoint as Assistant Commissioners to support the current review. Successful candidates will be expected to assist the BCE in the analysis of consultation responses, and the development of appropriate subsequent recommendations to the Commission for revised boundary proposals. Some Assistant Commissioners will be expected to chair regional public hearings around the country.

Applicants must therefore be able to demonstrate evidence of strong communication skills (oral and written), analytical skills, teamwork and personal effectiveness. Previous experience of deploying these skills within a public and/or statutory context would be particularly desirable.

These are challenging roles, but for the right individuals offer a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the current review of the parliamentary constituencies in England.

Assistant Commissioners will receive a fee-paid remuneration of £350 per day. The term of appointment will be for 12 months, starting 1 October 2021 and concluding on 30 September 2022. However, the work is anticipated to be required in focused periods of up to 10 days between early and late spring, and around 25 days in the summer of 2022.

For more information on how to apply for these vacancies, please visit the BCE Website at: https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/about-us/assistant-commissioners/assistant-commissioner-recruitment

If you need any further assistance in applying for these vacancies, please call 020 7276 1102 or email: acappointments@boundarycommissionengland.gov.uk (this is not the email address for submitting applications). The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 March 2021. Applications received after this date will not be considered. It is expected that interviews will be held in April/ May for these vacancies.

These appointments are made by the Secretary of State. Both the BCE and its sponsor department are committed to making appointments on merit by fair and open process, and these appointments follow the principle of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Person Specification

  • Essential criteria
    • Integrity and independence of mind;
    • Ability to work accurately at speed and under pressure, quickly absorbing detail, and analysing large quantities of information objectively;
    • Ability to produce clear and succinct evidence-based recommendations, both orally and in writing;
    • Ability to work well as part of a team with the BCE’s Secretariat and one or more other Assistant Commissioners;
    • Ability to work flexibly as required;
    • Ability to explain procedures, to inspire respect and confidence, and to maintain authority when challenged, particularly in a public hearing context;
    • Ability to treat everyone with respect and sensitivity whatever their background and to demonstrate patience, courtesy and tact when dealing with the general public.
  • Desirable though not essential
    • Experience of working with spatial or geographic data and/or in the constitutional field.
Feb 242021
 
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – 2 Non-Executive Directors

2 Non-Executive Directors - Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is seeking two outstanding Non-Executive Directors to help steer their services over the next three years

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a successful healthcare organisation delivering mental health, learning disability and autism services across the county.

The successful applicants must have substantial senior or board level experience within a complex organisation. Transferable skills in developing strategy, scrutinising performance, gaining assurance and organisational development will all be key strengths for the successful applicants. Please see the information pack for more information about the person specification. An information pack is available to download or by calling 01522 309196.

The Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from people with disabilities, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people.

The Non-Executive Directors will receive £13,000 per annum for an average of 5 days per month. These commitments will comprise a mixture of set commitments (such as regular meetings of the Board, Committees and the Council of Governors) and more flexible arrangements for ad hoc events, reading and preparation. A degree of flexibility will be required and some time commitment will be during the working day, evenings and weekends.

The roles of the Audit Committee Chair and Deputy Chair each attract an additional element of remuneration of £2,000 per annum. (It is not envisaged that either of these roles will be filled from these appointments, however, they may become available at a future point in time).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 March 2021.

To apply please send a letter of application, setting out how you meet the person specification, and a curriculum vitae (CV) to the Trust Secretary, not later than Friday, 5 March 2021.

Your application can be e-mailed to: peter.howie1@nhs.net

or, posted to: Mr Peter Howie, Trust Secretary

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St George’s, Long Leys Road, Lincoln, LN1 1FS.

Non-Executive Directors :: Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust (lpft.nhs.uk)

Feb 232021
 
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – Non-Executive Director & Associate Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director & Associate Non-Executive Director - University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

We are seeking to recruit a Non-executive Director and Associate Non-executive Director for University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

The successful candidates will join a cohesive and inspiring Board team focused on putting patients and staff at the heart of all their strategic decisions

The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director and an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM). These are exceptional opportunities to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise, and they have the appropriate skills.

The Trust is looking for a NED and Associate NED who shares their ambition to innovate, transform and further strengthen their position as a leading healthcare provider and employer of choice.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have experience in one of the following:

  • Non-executive Director post
    • You should have Board level experience with a clear understanding of the digital agenda and of the intelligent application of ‘big data’ in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Associate Non-executive Director
    • Board level or equivalent experience gained within a customer focused environment with experience in developing effective partnerships.

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 have strong connections and accessibility to the areas served by the Trust.

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

  • Final Information pack
    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.
  • M2272 Monitoring Form
    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* Friday 19th March 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson w/c 29 March and w/c 5 April
  • Final interview date Tuesday 27th April & Wednesday 28th April 2021
  • Proposed start date May 2021

*Please read the candidate 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

  • GatenbySanderson are helping us to identify potential candidates, if you would like a confidential discussion about the role please contact David Heaton on 0113 205 6094 or david.heaton@gatenbysanderson.com or alternatively Emma Pickup, Partner on 07590 225 470 or email emma.pickup@gatenbysanderson.com. As the process progresses GatenbySanderson can facilitate your engagement with the Trust Chair, David Wakefield.
    www.UHNM-appointments.com
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net
Feb 202021
 
Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS) – 2 Independent Non-Executive Directors

2 Independent Non-Executive Directors - Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS)

Birmingham and Solihull ICS are seeking two independent System Non-executive Directors – one to lead on finances and one on inequalities

Birmingham and Solihull ICS is a partnership between the NHS, local councils and others, which takes collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS care, and improving the health of our local population. As ICS partners, we serve a large, diverse and vibrant region with incredible examples of innovative health and social care and many world-class services. However, there remain deep pockets of inequality and variation. As we emerge from the pandemic, focussing on integration has never been more important. We have an opportunity to close the gaps and create effective, holistic, person- centred pathways which support the citizens of Birmingham and Solihull to live healthier and happier lives. To help us achieve this we are looking to appoint two independent System Non Executive Directors – one to lead on finances and one on inequalities.

Whilst there is more work to do to create the ICS, it will bring about improvements in health outcomes for local people, reducing health inequalities, promoting continuity of care, and making practical improvements to people’s lives, as well as creating more support, time and space for staff to collaborate and deliver their roles more effectively, in a safe and compassionate way. The ICS will be able to do this by looking at the wider determinants of health and wellbeing, in a much more joined-up and unified way.

We are passionate about the difference that we can make by working together, to tackle the unacceptable health inequalities we have across the area. By working together, we can take big decisions around how and where care is delivered, ensuring we make the most impact. By integrating how we make decisions together and holding ourselves to account about how we offer and deliver care, we believe we are more likely to close the health and wellbeing, care, quality and financial gaps across our area. Ultimately, we want Birmingham and Solihull to be the best place to live and work.

To learn more please contact our recruitment partners Rhiannon Smith and Jenny Adrian on 07939 250362 or by email at jadrian@hunter-healthcare.com.

The closing date for applications is 14th March 2021.

All applications should be sent to: applications@hunter-healthcare.com. All applications will be acknowledged.

Feb 202021
 
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust – Associate Non-Executive Director

Associate Non-Executive Director - The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

We are seeking to recruit an Associate Non-executive Director with senior level clinical experience for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The opportunity

There is a vacancy for an Associate Non-executive Director (NED) at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.

The Associate NED role is used successfully in the NHS to support Board succession strategy and achieving a balance of Board level skills. Associate NEDs cannot participate in any formal vote at Board.

The successful candidate for the Associate role will be appointed by the Trust but may also be considered for appointment as a NED of the Board in future, should a vacancy arise and they have the appropriate skills.

Essential criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent relevant senior level experience in the following areas:

  • Clinical experience gained in a medical, nursing or allied discipline with a strong service delivery background in Primary care and/or General Practice. The successful candidate will join the
  • Quality and Governance Assurance Committee.
  • Knowledge of the populations needs of Primary Care Networks structures and systems for Wolverhampton
  • Ability from knowledge, skills and experience to contribute to the development of the Trust strategy including goals, business plans and objectives

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 the area served by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.

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

  • M2332 RWT NHS ANED Info Pack
    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.
  • M2332 Monitoring Form
    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* 4 March 2021 at 11am
  • Interview date 17 March 2021
  • Proposed start date March/April 2021

*Please read the candidate 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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Steve Field the Chair of the Trust. Please contact Gayle Nightingale on 01902 695950 if you would like to arrange a discussion
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Miriam Walker on 0300 123 2059 or by emailing miriam.walker@nhs.net
Feb 152021
 
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting for a Non-Executive Director to serve on their Board.

This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community

Essential Criteria

  • You must have a Nursing, Midwifery or Allied Health Professional background
  • Ability to representing needs of diverse communities served
  • Ability to work at Board level as an effective member

Main duties of the job

The Non-Executive Directors will work with the Chairman and other Executive and Non-Executive colleagues as a member of the Board. You will also work in partnership with the Council of Governors who are also charged with holding the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors.

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the delivery of high quality care to all service users. You will be someone who is passionate about representing the needs of the diverse communities North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust serves. Furthermore, you will have the ability to work at Board level and with others to achieve sustained improvements for the good of our patients and community. The successful candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to be an effective member of our Board.

Remuneration

The remuneration payable for the role is £12,556 per annum (gross)

Working for our organisation

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our Trust serves a growing population of 750,000 across North Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

With close to 7000 staff and a 450-strong team of volunteers helping patients and visitors we are able to offer an exciting opportunities to new applicants.

As for living in the area, there is a wealth of choice with city living, small towns and villages all within reasonable commute to the hospitals. There are excellent schools and a wide variety of social and leisure activities to choose from.

So if you are looking to develop your career and want to do so in an environment which is challenging and growing we would encourage you to look further into a future with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

To apply for the role, a CV and cover letter addressed to the Company Secretary c/o Resourcing Manager by emailing hch-tr.Recruitment@nhs.net

If you would like to arrange a conversation with the Chairman or Company Secretary prior to submitting your application or the interviews, please contact Janice Thompson to book an appointment as follows:

Janice Thompson, Executive Assistant to Company Secretary
Email: janice.thompson8@nhs.net
Phone: 01733 677933

Deadline for Applications: 28 February 2021

Selection/Interview Day: WC 08 March 2021

Feb 152021
 
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Is this you?

  • An experienced, dynamic and driven individual who believes in the NHS
  • A strong, compassionate leader
  • Has a passion for quality and excellence
  • Can demonstrate the ability to build alliances and successful relationships

There has never been a more exciting and challenging time to join us as we move into a new era for healthcare provision to provide more joined up care for patients across community and hospital services and with our system partners.

Established on 1 October 2019, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We are pioneering integrated working with our partners and are creating a centre of excellence for rural and remote healthcare to deliver safe, high quality care every time.

Non-Executive Directors play a key role within the Trust and on our Board of Directors. We are looking for individuals who can bring their talents and experience to strengthen and bring new perspectives to the Board of Directors. We are particularly looking for:

  • Individuals with a senior clinical background who can help drive improvements to the quality of care we deliver for our patients
  • individuals who have substantial business management experience at a very senior level outside of the NHS and public sector

To be eligible for appointment the candidate must meet all the requirements of the ‘Fit and Proper persons’ test as set out in the Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014, you must be a member of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (membership is free) and you must reside in Cumbria, Lancashire or North East England but must not be employed by the Trust. To become a member of our Trust, please visit the Trust website at https://www.ncic.nhs.uk/trust/how-we-arerun/be-involved/become-a-member.

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 are committed to the aim across the NHS to achieve gender-balanced boards with a goal of delivering that through this recruitment campaign. We particularly welcome applications from females and those from non-binary backgrounds, people from the black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people whom we know are under-represented in non-executive roles.

We strongly encourage potential candidates to contact the Trust with informal and confidential enquires. These are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting; Diane Teasdale, Head of Corporate Governance via Diane.teasdale@ncic.nhs.uk or 07766 951829.

All applications are to be made via NHS Jobs (Ref: 262-A-21-90927)

Closing date for applications is 21 February 2021.

NEDRecruitmentPackFinal-2021-02-09

Feb 122021
 
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

We are seeking to recruit a Non-executive Director with senior level commercial expertise for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

The opportunity

There is a vacancy for a Non-executive Director at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). This is an exceptional opportunity to share your talents and expertise to make a positive difference to the lives of the one million people served by the Trust.

There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. LPT want to take positive action to increase the diversity of their board team. In non-executive roles nationally, it is known that people from the local Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, LGBT communities, younger people and those with lived experience of disability are all under-represented. They want a change.

We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds and experience, particularly from local BAME communities with senior level experience.

The NHS is founded on principles and values that bind together the diverse communities and people it serves – patients and public – and the staff who work for it.

Required values, competencies, skills and experience

We are looking for candidates who want to use their energy, skills and experience to help drive the delivery of sustainable healthcare services for the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Values

You must demonstrate a clear commitment to the trust’s values and the NHS values and principles outlined in the NHS Constitution and 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.

Core competencies

You will work alongside other non-executives and executive colleagues as an equal member of the board. The Trust need diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the community they serve and the staff employed but have the leadership style and breadth of perspective to make good collective decisions.

Lived experience

Personally, you will bring a range of professional expertise as well as community understanding and experience to the work of the board. We are interested in your life experience and personal motivation that will add valuable personal insights such as: a patient or carer of a service user; experience of gender and women’s issues; engaging with diverse social, economic and cultural groups and communities; experiences and challenges of younger people; and those with lived experience of mental health issues and/or living with physical disability.

Additional criteria

You will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services. You will have recent, relevant commercial expertise gained at a strategic level in a large, complex organisation with the ability to Chair the Finance and Performance Committee.

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.

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

  • M2328 LPT info pack
    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.
  • M2328 Monitoring Form
    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* 5 March 2021 at 11am
  • Interview date 31 March 2021
  • Proposed start date May / June 2021

*Please read the candidate 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

  • We strongly recommend an informal and confidential discussion with Cathy Ellis, the Chair of the trust. Please contact Sonja Whelan on 07525 723336 or email Sonja.whelan@leicspart.nhs.uk
  • NHS England / NHS Improvement – for general enquiries contact Helen Barlow on 0300 123 2038 or by emailing helen.barlow2@nhs.net
Feb 112021
 
Science Advisory Council – Chair

Chair - Science Advisory Council

Body: The Science Advisory Council (SAC)
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: SAC usually meet face to face four times a year in London, the rest of council business is conducted virtually. At present, all interaction is being conducted by Microsoft Teams.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Remuneration for SAC business is £53.00 per hour. Preparation time may also be claimed. Reasonable travel expenses are also paid.
Time Requirements: During the year, SAC business will require a total of approximately 11 days.
Closed for Applications: 04/03/2021 at 12:00

Vacancy Description

The Science Advisory Council (SAC) provides independent and scientific support, advice and challenge to Defra.

The SAC’s remit is broad and focuses primarily on the strategic direction of the Departments’ evidence. It delivers independent high-level, cross cutting, strategic advice and challenge to help assure the evidence used in Defra policy development and delivery and to this end diversity of thought within the members is encouraged.

We are looking for a Chair who has the right qualities to take responsibility for the leadership and output of SAC. In doing so, the Chair will work in partnership with the CSA and SAC members to ensure SAC is able to provide high-level, strategic advice and constructive challenge on Defra’s use of evidence on high profile policies (often at pace) and on cross cutting and longer term challenges relating to the environment, food and rural affairs. The Chair will also ensure SAC provides advice on how Defra should look to further improve its use of evidence and external advice. In addition to this the Chair will offer advice to the CSA in his oversight role of other Defra scientific expert committees.

The Chair will perform these duties by leading discussions with SAC members and Defra officials through a mixture of formal meetings and smaller working groups. In doing so, the Chair will ensure all SAC members are able to contribute to discussions and effective use of SACs time is achieved through purposeful engagement, that will add value to policy-making at Defra.

Person Specification

Candidates must be able to demonstrate all of the following essential criteria:

  • An ability to lead a diverse team of influential people and the ability to command the respect and confidence of Ministers, the CSA, senior officials, senior scientists and other stakeholders.
  • The ability to chair complex multidisciplinary discussions, drawing out the views of all members, arriving at consensus, being clear on uncertainty and producing relevant and clear outcomes.
  • A collaborative style and an aptitude for partnership working; this would include an ability to engage with people in a respectful and inclusive way.
  • An understanding of the interface between science, commerce and policy and demonstrable ability in strategically assessing the application of evidence in policy-making. This would include the ability to recognise where and how science can enhance policy-making.
  • Strong analytical skills with the capacity to examine issues in an impartial way and the ability to ensure that SAC provides high-level science advice not limited by their area of expertise.

Additional Information

The Department has due regard to diversity. Expenses may include reimbursement of reasonable additional childcare or other carer costs that are occurred due to SAC commitments, and the reimbursement of reasonable additional expenses of disabled people.

How to Apply

All candidates are required to complete the following forms:

  • Monitoring form 1 (Political Activity and Conflict of Interest Questionnaire)
  • Monitoring form 2 (Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire)

Candidates should submit their CV with education, professional qualifications and employment history and the names and contact details for two referees, together with their statement of suitability.

The statement of suitability should give evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for this role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria (max two pages please).

Your CV and statement should be returned to the following address by the closing date: 12.00 (midday) on 4th March 2021. Email to publicappts@defra.gov.uk quoting reference APPT12-20.

For further information please email: science.advisory.council@defra.gov.uk

Attachments

This post is regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments

Feb 102021
 
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – 2 Non-Executive Directors

2 Non-Executive Directors - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are seeking two Non-executive Directors – one to undertake the role of Audit Committee Chair and a further with a clinical background to join the Quality & Governance Committee.

Our vision at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is to be a leading provider of outstanding compassionate care. Working with a system-wide view across the integrated healthcare landscape is a cornerstone of our approach. We are highly rated by NHS regulators, both in terms of quality and financial performance. Financial pressures and ever-increasing demand for NHS services do present an ongoing challenge to the delivery of our strategies and plans but our priority continues to be maintaining quality and safety at the foundation of all we do.

Both roles require you to understand the complexities of working in a multi-site operation, think beyond organisational boundaries, bring high levels of personal and business integrity and be able to ensure exemplary standards of quality, probity and governance. With experience of challenging and debating constructively in a Board environment, the sector that you have worked in is less important than your commitment and engagement with patients, carers, partners and the community.

The Audit Committee Chair must have a prior understanding of finance and internal control at a senior level in a complex environment and perhaps other relevant expertise such as risk management.

The clinical Non-Executive Director must have current or recent clinical experience and a demonstrable track record of working in a health environment.

We are positively encouraging applications from people with diverse backgrounds and in particular applicants from BAME communities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people.

If you are interested in a real opportunity to help shape the future direction and provision of health and wellbeing services in Northamptonshire and beyond, please apply and find out more by visiting www.opportunitiesatnorthants.com.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with our recruitment partners at Badenoch + Clark, please contact: James McLeod (07523 044455 james.mcleod@badenochandclark.com) or David Hunter (07889 202229 david.hunter@badenochandclark.com).

Closing date is Sunday 28th February 2021

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