Aug 072018

Chair - Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC)

Organisation: Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC)
Vacancy Type: Chair
Deadline: 17th August 2018
Region: Nation-Wide

Vacancy Details

Chair of Trustees – Board of Management
Location: London
Time commitment: Approximately 3 to 4 days per month
Term of service: A three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.
Salary: Voluntary although expenses for travel may be claimed.

About the organisation

ICNARC has an outstanding national and international reputation for clinical audit and clinical and health services research. We work to ensure critically ill patients receive the best possible care and outcome. We do this by providing information about the quality of care to those who work in critical care, policy makers, commissioners, regulators, patients and carers, through our national clinical audits and our clinical trials and health services research.

Our Board of Trustees is passionate about achieving the charity's vision. We are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the Board in its role of governing the organisation's work and setting ICNARC's forward direction, to ensure it is best equipped to deliver and continues to evolve, change and adapt.

About the role

It's an exciting time to be joining ICNARC as Chair. In 2019, we will launch our five-year strategy and celebrate 25 years of supporting improvements in how critical care is organised and practiced in the UK. We have ambitious plans to grow our portfolio of research, broaden our clinical audits functionally and geographically, and to transform our infrastructure and technology.

The Chair will hold the Board and Executive Team to account for ICNARC's mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees. The Chair will support the Director of Scientific and Strategic Development and Managing Director, ensure that the Board functions as a unit and work closely with the Executive Team to achieve agreed objectives.

About you

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and respected leader, capable of winning the trust and support of diverse stakeholder groups. You will share our passion for improving the care and outcomes of the critically ill patient and be an enthusiastic and persuasive ambassador for ICNARC.

You will have extensive experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level with a strong commercial acumen, excellent communication skills and a proven track record of collaborative leadership, alongside a thorough understanding of charity governance and experience of working with or as part of a non-executive board. You should have broad knowledge and understanding of the not-for-profit and health sector with strong networking capabilities.

How to apply

For informal and confidential discussion about the position and ICNARC, please contact our HR Advisor, Asia Gibbs:

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter letting us know how you meet the requirements of this position to

Closing date: 17 August 2018 – with shortlisting for this role taking place as applications are received. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been identified.

Advert Start Date: 7th August 2018
Contact Telephone Number: 02078316878
Contact Name: Asia Gibbs
Contact E-mail:

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