Independent Non-Executive Director, Quality

NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB

The closing date is 29 July 2024

Job summary

We are looking to recruit an Independent Non-Executive Director (NED) for Quality. This role offers a key position in the ICB, providing leadership to the ICB Board's Quality and Outcomes Committee which provides advice and assurance on patient safety and the quality of services and supports the ICB to drive better outcomes and efficiencies and address health inequalities.

We are seeking a compassionate leader and advocate for the delivery of integrated person-centred high-quality care, with a focus on patient safety, particularly around prescribed areas of service redesign, clinical pathways and system reform.

A recognised clinical qualification is essential, as is experience of operating at senior or board level, independent and proactive leadership skills, the ability to champion open, frank and disciplined discussion and being prepared to ask difficult questions.

Please download the attached Recruitment Pack for further information and complete and submit the attached Eligibility Criteria and Declarations of Interests along with your application to

4 to 5 days a month.

Application closes on 29th July 2024

Main duties of the job

BSW ICB needs diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the community they serve and the staff employed but also have the leadership style and breadth of perspective to make good collective decisions.

There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. We want to increase the diversity of NHS board teams. In non-executive roles nationally, it is known that women, 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. We want a change, so we are very interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds, skills and experience.

About us

NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board (BSW ICB) is a statutory NHS body and one of 42 ICBs formed across England on 1 July 2022. BSW ICB exists to improve population health, tackle health inequalities, improve services and help the NHS achieve the NHSE national and local priorities. Our ICB oversees and is accountable for a £1.4bn annual budget to commission health and care services in our area.

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience The remuneration is £16,000 per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

983-ICB-7066TG-C

Job locations

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

Chippenham

Wiltshire

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the national quality frameworks and agendas including patient safety, effectiveness and patient experience, as well as safeguarding and clinical governance,Promote the profile of clinical quality and the need to keep the public and patients at the heart of everything, and to focus on the best outcomes and continuously improve those things that really matter to patients,Be a critical friend to the Chief Nurse Officer,Demonstrate independent and proactive leadership with confidence and integrity,Champion open, frank and disciplined discussion and be prepared to ask the difficult questions and hold people to account,Provide leadership and vision to the committee to ensure that it is effective in its role, and that robust control systems are in place and operating to ensure commissioned health and care services are safe, of high quality, and delivering outcomes. This will include responsibilities associated with safeguarding and incident reporting,

Lead and support a constructive dynamic within the committee, enabling grounded debate with contributions from all, ensuring the committee sees itself as a team, has the right balance and diversity of skills, knowledge and perspectives, and the confidence to challenge on all aspects of the agenda,Maintain the committees independence as a source of assurance to the board and leading the committee in establishing effective and ethical decision-making processes,Ensure that the committee receives accurate, high quality, timely and clear information, that the related assurance systems are fit for purpose and that there is a good flow of information between the committee, the board and senior management,Ensure statutory governance reporting requirements are adhered to,Develop a committee that is genuinely connected to and assured about staff and patient experience, as demonstrated by appropriate feedback and other measures,In support of the ICBs Accountable Emergency Officer (AEO), endorse assurance to the Board that the organisation is meeting its obligations with respect to EPRR and relevant statutory duties under the CCA 2004 and the NHS Act 2006 (as amended),Demonstrate leadership skills that drive continuous quality improvement, incl. through the recognition and adoption of research and innovation,Ensure the contribution of nursing to patient care is understood,Ensure that the representation of other health care professionals is taken into account.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the national quality frameworks and agendas including patient safety, effectiveness and patient experience, as well as safeguarding and clinical governance,Promote the profile of clinical quality and the need to keep the public and patients at the heart of everything, and to focus on the best outcomes and continuously improve those things that really matter to patients,Be a critical friend to the Chief Nurse Officer,Demonstrate independent and proactive leadership with confidence and integrity,Champion open, frank and disciplined discussion and be prepared to ask the difficult questions and hold people to account,Provide leadership and vision to the committee to ensure that it is effective in its role, and that robust control systems are in place and operating to ensure commissioned health and care services are safe, of high quality, and delivering outcomes. This will include responsibilities associated with safeguarding and incident reporting,

Lead and support a constructive dynamic within the committee, enabling grounded debate with contributions from all, ensuring the committee sees itself as a team, has the right balance and diversity of skills, knowledge and perspectives, and the confidence to challenge on all aspects of the agenda,Maintain the committees independence as a source of assurance to the board and leading the committee in establishing effective and ethical decision-making processes,Ensure that the committee receives accurate, high quality, timely and clear information, that the related assurance systems are fit for purpose and that there is a good flow of information between the committee, the board and senior management,Ensure statutory governance reporting requirements are adhered to,Develop a committee that is genuinely connected to and assured about staff and patient experience, as demonstrated by appropriate feedback and other measures,In support of the ICBs Accountable Emergency Officer (AEO), endorse assurance to the Board that the organisation is meeting its obligations with respect to EPRR and relevant statutory duties under the CCA 2004 and the NHS Act 2006 (as amended),Demonstrate leadership skills that drive continuous quality improvement, incl. through the recognition and adoption of research and innovation,Ensure the contribution of nursing to patient care is understood,Ensure that the representation of other health care professionals is taken into account.

Person Specification

Setting strategy and delivering long-term transformation

Essential

  • Qualified dental, nursing, AHP, optometry, pharmacy or medical professional, either practicing or retired OR Trained clinician/GP, either practicing or retired OR Front line service professional qualification in the wider health and care sector. Knowledge of health, care, local government landscape and/ or the voluntary sector. A capacity to thrive in a complex and politically charged environment of change and uncertainty. Experience leading change at a senior level to bring together disparate stakeholder interests.

Building trusted relationships with partners and communities

Essential

  • An understanding of different sectors, groups, networks and the needs of diverse populations. Exceptional communication skills and comfortable presenting in a variety of contexts. Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, able to lead in a creative environment which enables people to thrive and collaborate. Experience working collaboratively across agency and professional boundaries.

Leading for Social Justice and health equality

Essential

  • An awareness and appreciation of social justice and how it might apply within an ICS. Record of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in leadership roles. Life experience and personal motivation that will add valuable personal insights.

Driving high quality, sustainable outcomes

Essential

  • Problem solving skills and the ability to identify issues and areas of risk, leading stakeholders to effective resolutions and decisions

Providing robust governance and assurance

Essential

  • An understanding of good corporate governance. Ability to remain neutral to provide independent and unbiased leadership with a high degree of personal integrity. Experience contributing effectively in complex professional meetings at a very senior level.

Creating a compassionate and inclusive culture for our people

Essential

  • Models respect and a compassionate and inclusive leadership style with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in respect of boards, patients and staff.
Person Specification

Setting strategy and delivering long-term transformation

Essential

  • Qualified dental, nursing, AHP, optometry, pharmacy or medical professional, either practicing or retired OR Trained clinician/GP, either practicing or retired OR Front line service professional qualification in the wider health and care sector. Knowledge of health, care, local government landscape and/ or the voluntary sector. A capacity to thrive in a complex and politically charged environment of change and uncertainty. Experience leading change at a senior level to bring together disparate stakeholder interests.

Building trusted relationships with partners and communities

Essential

  • An understanding of different sectors, groups, networks and the needs of diverse populations. Exceptional communication skills and comfortable presenting in a variety of contexts. Highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, able to lead in a creative environment which enables people to thrive and collaborate. Experience working collaboratively across agency and professional boundaries.

Leading for Social Justice and health equality

Essential

  • An awareness and appreciation of social justice and how it might apply within an ICS. Record of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in leadership roles. Life experience and personal motivation that will add valuable personal insights.

Driving high quality, sustainable outcomes

Essential

  • Problem solving skills and the ability to identify issues and areas of risk, leading stakeholders to effective resolutions and decisions

Providing robust governance and assurance

Essential

  • An understanding of good corporate governance. Ability to remain neutral to provide independent and unbiased leadership with a high degree of personal integrity. Experience contributing effectively in complex professional meetings at a very senior level.

Creating a compassionate and inclusive culture for our people

Essential

  • Models respect and a compassionate and inclusive leadership style with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in respect of boards, patients and staff.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB

Address

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

Chippenham

Wiltshire

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Employer's website

https://bsw.icb.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB

Address

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

Chippenham

Wiltshire

SN15 1GG


Employer's website

https://bsw.icb.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

BSW ICB Chair

Stephanie Elsy

stephanie.elsy1@nhs.net

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience The remuneration is £16,000 per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

983-ICB-7066TG-C

Job locations

Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire

Chippenham

Wiltshire

SN15 1GG


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