Independent non-executive recruitment

Gloucestershire: Designate Independent Non-executive Member of the proposed NHS Integrated Care Board

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NHS Improvement
Competitive with other NHS non-executive roles
Closing date:
8th December 2021 at 23:59
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
8th December 2021 at 23:59
Virtual Role Experience 1:1 session with the Chair
15th - 16th December 2021
20th - 22nd December 2021

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Local information

Refer to accompanying document that sets out the details of the Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS), the population of 650,000 people and the following partners:

The One Gloucestershire system partners are:

  • Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS FT (GHC)
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GHFT)
  • Gloucestershire County Council (GCC)
  • Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG)
  • Primary Care providers
  • South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT)


As the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) is formed, it has at its organisational heart, an intention to build a compassionate culture for its people and a work environment that is inclusive, creating great experiences for all.

It will ensure that people working in the ICS can flourish and thrive, through encouraging an awareness and education of how to constructively call out matters of inequality and inequity to enable continuous evolution of a workforce that is representative of the diverse population they support.

Our values will underpin civility and respect and be engrained in all people practices, with policies and processes embracing a positive employment impact and eradicate any risk of unacceptable behaviour or conduct, of any kind.

We embrace a way of working that actively and attentively listens to the voice of the workforce and encourages involvement from forums and groups to draw out feedback across the system of ‘lived’ experiences; using all consented data and information collated meaningfully and intelligently, and evidenced based best practiced research, to ensure our people practices are fair and compare with the expectations of the Workforce Race Equality Standard’s (WRES) Model Employer goals and the NHS People Promise.

Our mission, from a diversity perspective, will be to strive for equal representation at all organisational levels, setting goals and objectives to measure our; recruitment and employee experience; health and wellbeing of staff; training and development opportunities enhance skills and knowledge; alignment to clear and structured competencies; enablement of aspiring talent that supports ICS wide workforce succession plans up to and including board level.

Find out more

For more information or any general enquiries regarding the vacant Non-Executive member opportunities, you can get in touch with: (07703 719 464)

Melanie Shearer (07785 616548).

For an informal conversation with Gill Morgan, NHS Gloucestershire ICB Chair designate, please contact her office by emailing Linnet Hooper:

The Opportunity

As an independent non-executive member for an NHS ICB, you will help to shape a long-term, viable plan for the delivery of the functions, duties, and objectives of the ICB, and for the stewardship of public money.

You will bring independent oversight and constructive challenge to the priorities, plans and performance of the ICB executive team, and promote open and transparent decision-making that facilitates consensus.

You will need to operate beyond traditional organisational boundaries, driving forward the vision of integration, collaboration and system-working, by forging productive relationships across local health, social care and voluntary partners.

You will have a key role in ensuring that the voice and needs of patients and communities are central to ICB discussions and decisions, so that strategies and services are inclusive and accessible to the whole population, and deliver the best possible health outcomes for all.

We are looking for candidates who will work with the designate chair of ICB, and, subject to legislation, support the establishment of the system’s new statutory arrangements as a designate Non-Executive member of the ICB.

One Gloucestershire are looking to recruit 5 Independent Non-Executive members for the ICB that will be accountable to the ICB Chair and have a designated area of responsibility including the chairing of respective committees.

The 5 designated role opportunities will cover the following portfolios:

  1. Audit
  2. Remuneration and People
  3. Primary Care and Direct Commissioning
  4. System Quality
  5. System Resources

How to Apply

To apply online you will need information available to upload.  Please ensure you have this available before proceeding further:

  • an up to date CV that includes your address and preferred contact details, highlighting and explaining any gaps in your employment history
  • A supporting statement that highlights your skills and experience and allows insights on your values and motivations for applying for the role. You should outline your personal responsibility and achievement within previous roles that demonstrates you have the knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver this role, as outlined in the person specification
  • You should also ideally be able to demonstrate your strong local interest with the community, particularly in the context from a health and social care perspective
  • The names, positions, organisations and contact details for three referees.  Your referees should be individuals in a line management capacity (or senior stakeholders), and cover your most recent roles and employer, and any regulated health or social care activity
  • You are invited to complete a diversity monitoring information form and answer some questions about criteria that may disqualify you from appointment.
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