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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2020.

CCG Governing Body - Lay Member

Job Reference: 644-20-088

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
644 Chair & Non Execs

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is recruiting for two Lay Members to join our Governing Body. We are looking for two individuals that have will bring specific expertise and experience to the work of the Governing Body. Their focus will be strategic and impartial, providing an external view of the work of the CCG that is removed from the day-to-day running of the organisation


In particular, the CCG is looking for one Lay Member to act as the CCG’s Audit Committee Chair. They should have skills, knowledge and experience to assess and confirm that appropriate systems of internal control and assurance are in place for all aspects of governance, including financial and risk management and have an understanding of the role of audit in wider accountability frameworks.


The CCG is responsible for the planning, organising and purchasing of £1.3billion worth of healthcare locally. As a clinically led organisation with 378 employed staff and 86 Member GP Practices, our organisation is complex and one of the largest CCGs in the country with a patient population of circa 990,000.


The CCG is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all groups of the community including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community.

For more information about the role, please contact Dr Gary Howsam, Governing Body Chair or Nikki Pasek, Lay Member – Patient and Public Participation, via Sue Simkins on 07939 807608 or at

Please ensure that you read the attachment " Individuals excluded from being members of CCG Governing Bodies"

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG is responsible for the planning, organising and purchasing of over £1.1billion of healthcare locally. If you are looking for a fresh challenge, this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your existing skills.

We value and respect the diversity of our staff and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We understand the importance of recruiting and retaining people who share the CCG’s values. In return we are committed to investing and developing our staff to achieve their full potential. We aim to ensure that no CCG employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; nor is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

All new employees to the CCG are subject to the completion of a satisfactory three month probation period. Candidates appointed to a role that requires a DBS will be required to pay for the cost of their DBS Certificate and to sign up to the DBS Update Service.

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In submitting an application form, and should you be appointed to the post, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group to confirm any previous NHS service details held for you via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process.

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