Governing Body Lay Member - Finance & Audit

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Milton Keynes, UK
Closing date
29 Oct 2020

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Governing Body Lay Member * 2 - Finance and Performance and Audit and Governance

The three CCGs in Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes (BLMK) are responsible for the planning and buying of health services for a population of over 1 million across four local authority areas. BLMK is applying to NHS England and Improvement to come together as one organisation (one CCG) by April 2021. Over the last 18 months, They have been working closely together to improve the health and wellbeing of the population they serve.

The new CCG will be co-terminus with the BLMK Integrated Care System (ICS), and therefore able to support the development of strategic commissioning; the local Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) in Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and the Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

The Governing Body

The CCG's Governing Body is responsible for making decisions for the CCG and is accountable to the CCG's member practices, while also being regulated by NHS England.

Governing Body Lay Members fulfill statutory/key roles that provide key oversight and leadership to the CCG. They will work alongside executive directors, other lay members, clinicians, and member representatives to deliver the CCGs strategic and operational objectives.

The roles

As members of the CCG's Governing Body the Lay Members for Finance & Performance and Audit & Governance share responsibility with their fellow members for ensuring that:
  • The CCG exercises its functions effectively
  • The CCG's decisions take due account to of the need for economy, efficiency, and the achievement of financial balance
  • Decisions are based on timely, high-quality evidence including clinical input
  • The CCG maintains the highest standards of good governance and abides by its Constitution
  • The vision and values of the CCG are adhered to and delivered at all times

As Governing Body Lay Members each individual will bring a broader view, from their perspective as finance and/or audit professional, on financial management and governance issues to underpin the work of the CCG especially the contribution of commissioned services to patient care.

You will have:
  • A strong finance or audit background in the private or public sector.
  • A track record in securing or supporting improvements for patients/service users or the wider public.
  • A general understanding of good governance and of the difference between governance and management
  • A general understanding of health and an appreciation of the broad social, political, and economic trends influencing it
  • Previous experience of working in a collective decision-making group such as a board or committee, or high-level awareness of 'board-level' working
  • Recent and relevant financial or audit/governance experience sufficient to enable the post holder to competently engage with financial management, reporting, and governance in the organisation and associated assurances

The term of each role is three years and the time commitment and annual remuneration for each post are:

Finance and Performance
  • Time commitment - 4 days a month which may include occasional evening meetings
  • Remuneration - £18,900 per annum

Audit and Governance
  • Time commitment - 2 days a month which may include occasional evening meetings
  • Remuneration - £9,450

To apply

BLMK is very keen to discuss these two opportunities with experienced seasoned registered finance or audit professionals who have the requisite experience, skills, and resilience as well as the relationship building, inspirational leadership, and governance oversight capabilities to undertake these challenging opportunities.

To confidentially discuss these roles in further detail or request a copy of the relevant Candidate Brief, please contact Laurence Wolahan M 07985 443 826. Click here to view the campaign microsite for this campaign.

Closing date: 1st November 2020
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