Closing Date: 11:50am on 6th June
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to the board of NHS Resolution. One of the NEDs will be responsible for Chairing the NHS Resolution Audit and Risk Committee (ARC).
NHS Resolution operates across the boundaries of the health and justice systems. It has many of the characteristics of a financial institution coupled with a strong focus on improving patient safety. NHS Resolution’s primary function is to administer indemnity schemes and resolve clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS in England. Its strategic focus is on prevention, early intervention and sharing learning to improve patient care, as well as on reforming how the NHS handles litigation. A key priority is to improve the handling of maternity claims and support the delivery of safer maternity care.
As a NED of NHS Resolution, you will be responsible for the good governance of the organisation, including the expenditure of considerable sums of public money. You will ensure that NHS Resolution promotes the values of the NHS and play a key role in ensuring that NHS Resolution is focused upon providing excellent services and good value for money including cost effective resolution services. As a board member you will provide appropriate challenge, scrutiny and support, ensuring that the organisation learns from things which go wrong in the NHS and shares that learning, to improve the safety and standard of patient care.
Applicants must demonstrate a career track record of achievement, including at a significant senior level in either the private or public sector. Possessing excellent communication skills, sound judgement, and the ability to gain the confidence of senior stakeholders; and ability to work as part of a team and operate effectively on the board of a national public body. In addition, you need the ability to analyse complex and sometimes conflicting data and to draw balanced conclusions from information presented to you.
Applicants should also have experience in either one of the following criteria:
- Operational expertise in relation to NHS Resolution’s business, with senior experience in financial services, insurance or a related discipline. Whilst a broad background is essential, we would be particularly interested in candidates with experience of claims management.
- Senior finance experience, most likely with a professional background in accountancy or a related discipline, with experience of governance, risk management, assurance, and the work of audit and risk committees.
Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum, with the ARC Chair receiving £13,137 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per month. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.
For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website: https://bit.ly/3BsmiTi
If you require an alternative format, please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 2545335 quoting the reference VAC-6184.
The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday, 06 June 2023. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.