Non Executive Directors wanted by the Care Quality Commission

The Secretary of State for Health is seeking to appoint three new Non-Executive Directors to the Care Quality Commission (CQC); one as the Healthwatch England Chair, one with digital/commercial expertise and one who can bring service user experience.

CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care providers in England and has a key responsibility in the overall assurance of safety and quality. 

Person Specification

Successful candidates will have a career record of achievement along with the ability to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation. Candidates will also have the ability to guide CQC’s strategic direction and use sound judgement to consider and challenge complex issues.

In addition candidates for the individual roles will:

For the Healthwatch England Chair: be able to demonstrate the ability to chair the Healthwatch England Committee, along with a record of achievement in leading an organisation in a consumer/user environment. Applications from candidates with experience in the private sector would be particularly welcomed.

For the digital/commercial expertise: be able to demonstrate a proven ability in the commercial sector, ideally in a regulated industry, to strategically drive an organisation’s digital transformation, resulting in tangible improvements in performance and service delivery.

For the service user role: experience and understanding as a service user, with an awareness of issues that can affect users across the care sectors, and the ability to articulate those issues in a board setting

Additional Information

The Secretary of State for Health determines the length of appointment, which will be for up to a maximum of four years.

Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: Remuneration will be up to £30,000 per annum for the Non-Executive Director serving as the Healthwatch England Chair. Remuneration for the remaining Non-Executive Director posts is £7,883 per annum
Time Requirements: The time committment for the Non-Executive Director serving as the Healthwatch England Chair will be up to two days per week. The time committment for the remaining Non-Executive Director posts will be two to three days per month.
Closing Date: 25/08/2016 at 12:00
Interviews: September 2016

How to Apply

For more information, please refer to the attached information pack.

If you require an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio please call Holly Wainwright on 0113 254 6135 quoting the reference E16-14.

FINAL info pack v2
9.1 Monitoring form (PA)
10. GIS Form
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