Independent non-executive recruitment

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire: 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:
28th February 2022 at 23:59
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
28th February 2022 at 23:59
Stakeholder engagement event
w/c 7th March 2022
14th March 2022

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Local information

The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS serves a diverse population of 1.2m which, going forward, will include the people of Bassetlaw following a boundary change.

The ICS brings together public health, general practice and primary care, acute hospitals, mental health and community services, social care and wider partners (e.g. housing) to better serve population needs and achieve quality and sustainable care provision through collective endeavours.

The ICS has a combined annual budget of over £3b for the commissioning and provision of health and care services and comprises the following local authorities and NHS providers:

  • Local Authorities: Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Ashfield District Council, Bassetlaw District Council, Broxtowe District Council, Gedling Borough Council, Mansfield District Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council
  • NHS Providers: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Rampton, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Sherwood Forest Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust, Nottingham CityCare CIC
  • 134 GP practices

Find out more

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

For an informal conversation about the post, please contact Rhiannon Smith or Jenny Adrian at our recruitment partners, Hunter Healthcare by email:  or phone: 07939 250362.

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 recruiting for a Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

In addition to being a member of the ICB Board and chairing an assurance committee each postholder will also have additional responsibilities e.g. ICB vice chair, membership of other assurance committees, Conflicts of Interest Guardian, Wellbeing Guardian. These will be agreed with the postholder on appointment.

The ICS needs diverse, inclusive and compassionate leaders who not only reflect the community they serve and the staff employed, but who have the leadership style and breadth of perspective to make good collective decisions.

There is emphatic evidence that diverse boards make the best decisions. We want to increase the diversity of NHS board teams. In non-executive roles nationally, it is known that women, people from the local Black Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, LGBT communities, younger people and those with lived experience of disability are all under-represented.  We want a change.

We are really interested in receiving applications from people with different backgrounds, skills and experience.

How to Apply

To apply you will need this information:

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Jenny Adrian or Rhiannon Smith at Hunter Healthcare: or 07939 250362


  • 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.


All applications should be sent to:  reference  NNEM before closing date on 28 February 2022 at 23:59.

All applications will be acknowledged.