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Non-Executive Lay Member– Allied Healthcare

Job Reference: 144-JE05-GB-02

Employer:
NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Location:
Required to work at any establishment at any time throughout the duration of their contract.
Salary:
£70,000 pa pro-rata

About us

NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group is the fifth biggest CCG in England. Formed from the merger of Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG and South Devon and Torbay CCG, the new organisation serves a patient population of nearly 1.2 million people with a budget of more than £1.8 billion.

The CCG is the headquarters for the NHS in Devon and works closely with a range of partners, including fellow NHS organisations, local authorities and charities, to ensure people in Devon receive high quality healthcare.

It will take over the commissioning of primary care services in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay on 1 April 2019 and is made up of 131 member GP practices, all of which are rated either good or outstanding by the CQC.

The CCG is at the heart of Devon’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), which is delivering a collaborative, system approach to health and social care for local people.

Significant recent achievements include:

  • Recognition in the NHS Long Term Plan for being the second highest in the country for introducing alternatives to traditional face-to-face appointment options with a GP.
  • Establishing a ground-breaking ‘mutual support agreement, which has been recognised as "an exemplar of joint working" and supports the county’s four hospitals to continue to deliver safe and sustainable services by sharing resources
  • Involving local families in the design and award of new £250 million contracts for health and wellbeing services for children from April 2019
  • Helping 1,000 people with mental ill-health in returning to work
  • Securing £50 million of capital investment to deliver enhanced facilities and equipment in Devon’s acute hospitals
  • Saving over £4 million on running costs through the two CCGs working together.

Looking ahead, the CCG will be a key player as the STP develops and implements strategies for the next five years to transform local care and realise the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan.


About the Role:

We are currently seeking to recruit to various GB non-executive lay member roles within the CCG and we are looking for individuals with previous experience operating at a senior level or at with board level. We would like our governing body to benefit from a diverse membership and we welcome applications from people with suitable experience.

Patients are at the heart of everything the CCG does and in these roles, you will champion the involvement of local people in key decisions made at the highest level of the organisation.

An expert in your field operating at a senior level or with board-level experience, you will have a track record in securing or supporting improvements for patients or the wider public.

As a member of the CCG’s governing body, you will hold executive members to account while bringing the benefit of your expertise and informed external perspective to decision-making.

Among the governing body’s main roles are continuously improving outcomes, making sure healthcare is provided in a fair and equitable way and delivering best value for money for the taxpayer.

Each of the governing body’s lay members fulfils a non-executive function and each is assigned core responsibilities relating to the work of the CCG and the geographical areas in which it operates.

What we are looking for:

We need individuals with extensive experience engaging on complex issues, ideally in a public-sector organisation, and making sure the views of local people are heard and taken into account by decision makers.

You will have a sound and up-to-date understanding of effective involvement and engagement techniques, and how these can be applied in practice.

You will either live in Devon or be able to show how you are attuned to views of people in the county well enough to act as a champion for them.

We would like our governing body to benefit from a diverse membership and we welcome applications from people with suitable experience of any sex, age, disability, faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or partnership status.

Individuals with senior level or board membership background would be useful and as an experienced leader and manager, you will help develop strategy, scrutinise decisions and operations, and will be an excellent communicator and influencer, adept at chairing meetings.

You should share our passion for delivering a collaborative, system approach to health and social care for local people, and should possess drive and resilience to work in partnership to continuously improve and evolve to meet future challenges.




The CCG uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to help us make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children (for specific positions included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975).

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. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information and to self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website.

All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

Parking is not guaranteed at all CCG sites. Please discuss requirements and availability of parking with the recruiting manager.

We will consider requests for flexible working for all positions that we advertise.

Please note:

  • Where the post is a temporary position there may be a possibility of the post becoming permanent.
  • All posts can be considered as development opportunities if applicants do not meet the essential criteria at the time of appointment but would be able to meet this in a reasonable time frame.
  • Vacancies may close early if a high volume of applications are recieved.

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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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