Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/05/2018.

  • Add to favourites

Lay Member - Finance & Governance

Job Reference: 134-CUMB-2018-244

North of England CCGs
Chair & Board Members 500276 - Cumbria
£13,250 pa

NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare services in North Cumbria. The CCG is looking for a Lay Member who will champion Finance & Governance.

As a Governing Body Member you will play an extremely important role in making sure our organisation takes a balanced and informed view in all areas of our commissioning activities. Lay Members also challenge the organisation to ensure all the decisions it makes are informed, fair and will be safe and sustainable for the people of North Cumbria. In addition, as part of the Governing Body team, you will share responsibility to ensure that the CCG exercises its functions effectively, efficiently, economically, with good governance and in accordance with the terms of the CCG Constitution.

The role, skills and experience required for this office holder post are outlined in full in the application pack. In brief you will have the following knowledge and experience:
- be able to assess and confirm that appropriate systems of internal control and assurance measures are in place for all aspects of governance, including financial and risk management;
- have an understanding of the role of audit in a wider accountability frameworks;
- have an understanding of the resource allocations devolved to NHS bodies and a general knowledge of the accounting regime within which a CCG will operate;
- have the ability to chair meetings effectively;
- be able to give an independent view on possible internal conflicts of interest;
- have recent and relevant financial and audit experience – sufficient to enable you to competently engage with financial management and reporting in the organisation and associated assurances;
- have an understanding of the North Cumbria Health & Social Care System or the North Cumbria area; and
- must not be subject to any disqualification criteria for Governing Body Members.

This role will have a time commitment of up to 4 days per month. Remuneration for this role is £13,250 per annum. Members are also eligible to claim allowances for travel and subsistence costs incurred necessarily on CCG business. However, further discussions will be undertaken with any successful candidates from outside North Cumbria, regarding the extent of these allowances.

If you wish to apply you will need to complete the application process on NHS Jobs. The closing date is Wednesday 2 May 2018 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on Wedensday 23 May 2018. However, if you would like an informal discussion with either Jon Rush, the Chair of the CCG or David Rogers, Interim Accountable Officer/Medical Director, then please telphone Brenda Thomas, Governing Body Support Officer on 01768 245494 or email:

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo