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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/01/2021.

Governing Body Member Role (Independent Registered Nurse)

Job Reference: 256-SH107

Surrey Heartlands CCG
58 Church St, Weybridge KT13 8DP
£24,000 - £26,000 per annum

Surrey Heartlands CCG is an integral member of the Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership which makes up the Surrey Integrated Care System (ICS). The ICS has an ambitious vision for transformation and continuous improvement of health and care across our footprint and we are in the unique position of having secured a devolution deal, which for the first time really brings together health and social care by allowing us to commission from a single budget. The ICS is also developing three dynamic and sustainable Integrated Care Partnerships across Guildford and Waverley, North West Surrey and Surrey Downs localities and are actively working with the Crawley, East Surrey and Horsham (CRESH) system in collaboration with our component partners; focusing on local population needs, priorities and decision making.

Surrey Heartlands CCG are now looking for an experienced Registered Nurse; highly regarded as a clinical leader, probably across more than one clinical discipline and/or specialty, to act as the Independent Registered Nurse on the Surrey Heartlands CCG Governing Body working with our wider system partners.

Governing Body members play a pivotal role in ensuring that governance is maintained and the CCG makes the best possible decisions for patients. We are looking for someone who can bring a wealth of experience at senior or board level and an essential independent perspective to the CCG Governing Body - being separate from its day to day running gives them a unique view of the organisation and therefore a valuable perspective that will help the CCG and the services it delivers for patients and local populations.

The Independent Registered Nurse on the Surrey Heartlands CCG Governing Body will be responsible for leading on all issues relating to safeguarding, quality and patient safety

and also has the responsibility to:

  • work with clinical colleagues in the wider health and social care economy to develop quality standards for commissioning of services which are informed by the views of current and future service users, evidence-based research and value for money;
  • provide professional leadership and clinical support to the CCG, including the practice nurse workforce, engaging them and acting as a conduit to the Governing Body to ensure that the voice of nurses is heard and acted on by the CCG;
  • Chair the ICS Quality and Performance Assurance Board;
  • assure the Governing Body and System Oversight and Assurance Group that integrated governance arrangements are robust and that services are commissioned to provide high quality responsible and efficient services for patients and communities, improving the outcomes of individuals; and
  • assure the Governing Body on all matters relating to Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention and Control as a commissioner.


The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be:


  • a registered nurse who has developed a high level of professional expertise and knowledge;
  • competent, confident and willing to give an independent strategic clinical view on all aspects of CCG business;
  • able to think beyond their own professional viewpoint;
  • able to take a balanced view of the clinical and management agenda and draw on their specialist skills to add value;
  • able to contribute a generic view from the perspective of a registered nurse whilst putting aside specific issues relating to their own clinical practice or employing organisation‘s circumstances; and
  • be able to bring detailed insights from nursing and perspectives into discussions regarding service re-design, clinical pathways and system reform.

We would warmly welcome any questions about this opportunity - please contact Dr Charlotte Canniff, Clinical Chair of Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group @ , in the first instance.

Antincipated time commitment is up to 6.5 days per month (indicative).

Every consideration will be shown to job applicants and employees who are disabled and those who meet the minimum criteria for the post will be invited for interview. All applicants invited for interview are asked if they need any additional support when attending the interview.

In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, NWS Clinical Commissioning Group will not discriminate against or dismiss the applications of candidates with spent convictions for posts which are not exempt from this legislation

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. Applicants may self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship on the UK Visas and Immigration pages of the website. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.

Flexible Working:

As part of the organisation’s commitment to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, Surrey Heartlands CCG will consider all requests for flexible working on hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, compressed hours, part-time hours and/or job-sharing, and homeworking.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

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