Nov 292019

Chair - Professional Standards Authority

Recruiter: Professional Standards Authority
Location: London
Salary: Remuneration £34,530 per year (2 days per week)
Posted: 26 Nov 2019
Closes: 13 Dec 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Health

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of patients, service users and the public by raising standards of regulation and voluntary registration of people working in health and care. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament and working with the devolved administration across the UK. We oversee the work of 10 statutory bodies that regulate 1.6 million health professionals across the four countries of the UK and social workers in England. We review the regulators’ performance, and audit and scrutinise their decisions about whether people on their registers are fit to practise.

Our current Chair, George Jenkins, will step down in April 2020, having served for four years, and you will join us at a critical point when a new UK Government will be beginning its work, giving us opportunities to be at the centre of the implementation of reform of health and social care regulation. It’s a challenging time for the sectors and for how we regulate in systems under pressure, so your personal credibility, strong diplomatic skills and ability to lead the development of our strategy, policy and planning will be central to your work for us. You will inspire and command confidence with our key stakeholders, including the governments and administrations across the United Kingdom, with the statutory and non-statutory regulators we oversee, with representatives of highly diverse patient and professional groups, and with other stakeholders and influencers.

Our new Chair must have the ability to understand the role of regulation in the delivery of professional services, a demonstrable record of leadership in substantial roles and proven chairing and board level experience. An inspiring leader, who has never been a member of any of the professions we provide oversight regulation to, you will show a commitment to upholding standards and ensuring good governance and transparency and will be a visible and motivating leader, exercising diplomacy and sensitivity when required, yet willing to challenge the status quo when needed. You will be an advocate for the Authority’s work. Your integrity, standing and judgement will inspire public confidence in what we do and hold the respect of a diverse range of professions.

This is a unique and influential role in the high-profile field of health and social care. If you can demonstrate the skills required, we encourage you to apply.

The time commitment and remuneration for the Chair is 2 days per week and £34,530 per year.

For further information including how to apply, please click here and for an informal confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants Katrina Paget or Duncan Ewart at GatenbySanderson on 0113 205 6092.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 13th December 2019.

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