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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/11/2019.

Chair, Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG

Job Reference: 106-SW-2033893-A

South Worcestershire CCG
Coach House, John Comyn Drive, Worcester WR3 7NS, Worcester
£350 per session

Please note that this post is open to all clinicians across the Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCGs footprint, with the successful applicant assuming this role from 1st April 2020 within the newly formed Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG.

In light of the functionality of the NHS jobs platform, the CCGs are required to submit an employing organisation. This consequently generates the associated CCG’s logo, but is not indicative of the scope of this role.

Therefore, please disregard this logo and refer to the main body of the job advert, associated job description and person specification regarding the role requirements.


NHS Herefordshire CCG

NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG

NHS South Worcestershire CCG

NHS Wyre Forest CCG



Role: NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG Clinical Chair

Term of Office: Fixed Term, 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2022

Time Commitment: 4 sessions a week (indicative)

Remuneration: £350 per session (one session is equivalent to 3.5 hours)



Over the last 2 years, the four CCGs in Herefordshire, Redditch and Bromsgrove, South Worcestershire and Wyre Forest have increasingly been working together more closely, sharing management resources and governance arrangements. The CCGs’ application to formally merge and establish a single Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG from 1 April 2020 has now been given a conditional approval, with the new organisation covering a population of nearly 800,000 with a total budget of over £1 billion.

One of our key strengths is our partnership working, which is well established with a strong STP Operating Model in place. Formal merger of the CCGs will accelerate our journey towards assuming the role of strategic system manager of our emerging Integrated Care System (ICS).

Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG Chair

We are now looking to appoint a Chair of our newly formed CCG for a fixed term period of 2 years, and operating initially in shadow form until April 2020.

The successful postholder will play a vital leadership role during this transition period as the merged CCG takes on the role of a strategic commissioner and a system leader.

They will ensure that the newly formed Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG Governing Body makes decisions which maximise delivery of healthcare outcomes and high quality patient care for its population, as well as ensuring the ongoing effective discharge of the CCG’s statutory responsibilities.

This is a key leadership role within the organisation with the ultimate accountability for the delivery of the CCG’s strategic objectives.

They will be the organisation’s figurehead, representing the CCG in a variety of partnership groups and forums, owning, promoting and communicating the CCG’s and wider system’s vision and objectives.

The postholder will be a clinician with good knowledge and understanding of local issues, ideally practicing or recently retired. Through the recruitment process they will be able to demonstrate the qualities of an effective Chair.

Key Timescales

The closing date for submission of applications is 24 November 2019.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Interviews will be conducted by both a main panel comprising of elected GP leads, as well as a stakeholder panel formed by representatives of key partner organisations.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicola Allen, Executive Assistant ;

Telephone: 01905 681986, Email:


In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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Additional information relating to the role can be found in the Job Description below. Please note that candidates will be shortlisted against the criteria outlined within the Person Specification (also below), therefore, to avoid disappointment please ensure you meet the requirements of the role before applying and that you are able to demonstrate these requirements throughout your application form.

The salary range for this post is determined in line with the national Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service. Please Note that new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first paypoint of the relevant band.

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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.

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