Independent non-executive recruitment

About the Roles

The independent non-executive members will:

  • Work collaboratively to shape the long-term, viable plan for the delivery of the functions, duties and objectives of the ICB and for the stewardship of public money.
  • Ensure that the Board is effective in all aspects of its role and appropriately focused on the four core purposes, to: improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money and help the NHS support broader social and economic development.
  • Be champions of new governance arrangements (including with the ICP), collaborative leadership and effective partnership working, including with local government, NHS bodies and the voluntary sector.
  • Support the Chair and the wider Board on issues that impact organisations and workforce across the ICS, such as integration, the People agenda, Digital transformation, Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) and Covid-19 challenges.
  • Play a key role in establishing new statutory arrangements for the ICS to ensure that the ICB meets its statutory duties, building strong partnerships and governance arrangements with system partners, including the ability to take on commissioning functions from CCGs and NHS England.

The independent non-executive members: 

  • Are accountable to the ICB Chair.
  • Have designated areas of responsibilities as agreed with the ICB Chair.
  • Have a collective responsibility with the other members of the ICB to ensure corporate accountability for the performance of the organisation, ensuring its functions are effectively and efficiently discharged and its financial obligations are met.

You will work alongside the Chair, other non-executives, executive directors and partner members and as equal members of a unitary board. You will be responsible for specific areas relating to board governance and oversight:

  • Bringing independent and respectful challenge to the plans, aims and priorities of the ICB;
  • Promoting open and transparent decision-making that facilitates consensus aimed to deliver exceptional outcomes for the population.

These members will:  

  • Comply with the criteria of the “fit and proper person test”24
  • Be willing to uphold the Seven Principles of Public Life (known as the Nolan Principles)
  • Not be employee of the ICB or a person seconded to the ICB
  • Not hold a role in another health and care organisation in the ICS area
  • One shall have specific knowledge, skills and experience that makes them suitable for appointment to the Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Another should have specific knowledge, skills and experience that makes them suitable for appointment to the Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Please note: this role description is dependent on the passage of the Health and Care Bill, and any potential amendments made to that Bill.