The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The commission's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that's in hospital, in care homes, in people's own homes, or elsewhere.
It aims to protect the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the mental health act.
The Secretary of State for Health is working with the Care Quality Commission to develop the capability of its board. The Department’s recent performance and capability review of the Care Quality Commission recommended that the board should be strengthened if it is to be resilient to future challenges. Specific recommendations included widening the skill and experience of members, and giving consideration to alternative board structures.
The Secretary of State is therefore seeking to appoint two high calibre and experienced non executive board members to provide strong and effective support to the CQC to ensure it achieves its high-level objectives.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate they have reached a significant level of achievement throughout their career, at the most senior levels and have the ability to use their skills and experience to benefit the work of the commission. Candidates will have the personal credibility to command the confidence of the commission’s key stakeholders and will bring a new perspective to these major national roles. Relevant experience from the charitable and independent sectors, regulation and / or the private sector would be desirable, but not essential.
Term and pay
The term of appointment will be determined by the Secretary of State and will be for between one and three years.
You will be required to spend approximately two to three days a month on CQC business and will be entitled to remuneration of £7,883 per annum.
Board meetings will normally be held in London.
Closing date for applications
The closing date for returning applications is midday on 12 April 2012.