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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.

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