Independent non-executive recruitment

Hertfordshire and West Essex: Designate Independent Non-executive Member of the proposed NHS Integrated Care Board

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NHS Improvement
Hertfordshire and West Essex
£13k - £16k depending on time and experience
Closing date:
7th February 2022 at 23.59
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
7th February 2022 at 23.59
Stakeholder engagement event
28th February 2022
3rd and 4th March 2022
Inaugural meeting of the ICB Board (Shadow)
15th March 2022 (afternoon)

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Local information

Hertfordshire and West Essex health and care systems cover a population of 1.5 million people with a workforce of c 65,000 people. It comprises the following NHS and local councils alongside voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations:

  • Three acute providers: West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.
  • Mental Health and Community providers: Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Local Authorities: Herts County Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, St Albans City & District Council, Three Rivers District Council, Watford Borough Council, Herts County Council, East Herts Council, Broxbourne Borough Council, North Herts District Council, Stevenage Borough Council, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Essex County Council, Harlow Council, Epping Forest District Council, Uttlesford District Council.
  • 135 GP Practices working in 35 primary care networks.
  •  295 community pharmacies.

Find out more

To view the role description and person specification, please refer to the Applicant Information Pack (available to download on the left).

Hopefully all the information you need will be in the pack but if you have any queries please contact Melanie Shearer at GatenbySanderson:

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.

In the first instance we are recruiting for three non-executive members to work with our Designate Chair and our Chief Executive Designate to set up the ICB. In particular we are looking for people who will help us to drive the cultural and organisational changes required to support new ways of working.  Knowledge of the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector, a commitment to engaging with the lived experience of patients, service users and carers is also important.  

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
  • 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 will also be asked to complete a diversity monitoring form and answer some questions about criteria that may disqualify you from appointment.

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