Non-Executive Member (Chair of the Audit Committee)

Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board

  • Permanent
  • Warwick, West Midlands
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Non-Executive Member (Chair of the Audit Committee)
Specialisms:Board, Healthcare
Date posted:8th April 2024
Closing date:25th April 2024

A vacancy provides an opportunity for a Non-Executive Member with a focus on Audit to join the ICB Board.

As Non-Executive Member for Audit, the post-holder will:

  • Work collaboratively to shape the long-term, viable plan for the delivery of the functions, duties, and objectives of the ICB and for the stewardship of public money.
  • Ensure that the board is effective in all aspects of its role and appropriately focused on the four core purposes, to:
    • improve outcomes in population health and healthcare.
    • tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience, and access.
    • enhance productivity and value for money; and
    • help the NHS support broader social and economic development.
  • Promote collaborative leadership and effective partnership working, including with local government, NHS bodies and the voluntary sector.
  • Support the Chair and the wider board on issues that impact organisations and workforce across the ICS, such as integration, the people agenda, financial challenges, digital transformation; and emergency preparedness, resilience, and response (EPRR).
  • Be the Chair of the ICB Audit Committee.
  • Bring scrutiny and challenge into the ICB systems of Internal Control and wider system governance arrangements.

Main duties of the job

The Non-Executive Member for Audit has responsibility to:

  • Provide leadership and vision as Chair of the ICB Audit Committee, to ensure that it is effective in its role and that robust internal control systems are in place and operating effectively.
  • Lead and support a constructive dynamic within the committee, enabling grounded debate with contributions from all, ensuring the committee sees itself as a team, has the right balance and diversity of skills, knowledge and perspectives, and the confidence to challenge on all aspects of the agenda.
  • Guard the committee’s independence as a source of assurance to the board and leading the committee in establishing effective and ethical decision-making processes.
  • Ensure that the committee receives accurate, high quality, timely and clear information, that the related assurance systems are fit for purpose and that there is a good flow of information between the committee, the board and senior management.
  • Develop a committee that is genuinely connected to and assured about staff and patient experience, as demonstrated by appropriate feedback and other measures.
  • Oversee the professional development of the members and ensuring that they have the right information to perform their roles.
  • Report on work undertaken by the committee to the ICB Board.

About us

The ICB provides a supportive and collaborative environment and works with colleagues to enable them to reach full potential and develop a rewarding career within an exciting and evolving environment.

Applicants should have strong connections with the ICS area, Coventry, and Warwickshire, whether this is as a resident now, or in the past or through professional or family connections. Given the significant public profile and responsibility members of NHS boards hold, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients, and NHS staff at all times.

Applications will be assessed on merit, as part of a fair and open process, from the widest possible pool of candidates. The information provided by applicants will be relied on to assess whether sufficient personal responsibility and competence have been demonstrated in previous/other roles, to satisfy the experience, skills and values being sought.

The successful applicants will not have an ongoing leadership role (hold positions or offices) at an organisation within the same ICS footprint. You will need to stand down from such a role if appointed to the ICB Non-Executive Member role.

Confidential Conversation

If you would like a confidential conversation to discuss your possible application, please contact our recruitment partners at Anderson Quigley; Helene Usherwood, Senior Partner on 07719 322 669 or Elyse Turner-Pearce, Consultant on 07808 648 559.

Applications should be made via the AQ website and include a CV and supporting statement, outlining your motivations and interest in the role and what you feel you can bring to it by way of your skills and expertise.

ALL applicants need to complete a fit and proper persons declaration as part of their application to the role. Please download the form here.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 25 April 2024

Final Panel Interview (via MS Teams): Wednesday 08 May 2024

Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board

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