3 Non-Executive Directors – Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Body: Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Change Management, HR, IT / Digital, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 3 Non-Executive Directors
Remuneration: Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum
Time Requirements: 2-3 days per month


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

The following people have been appointed as non-executive directors of the Care Quality Commission (CQC):
•Sir John Oldham – from 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2020
•Liz Sayce – from 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2020
•Mark Saxton – from 1 March 2018 to 31 July 2020

These appointments will involve a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month. Remuneration for the roles will be at a rate of £7,883 per annum.

These appointments are made in accordance with the Cabinet Office Code of Governance for Public Appointments. The regulation of public appointments against the requirements of this code is carried out by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The appointments are made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. However, in accordance with the code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Liz and Mark have not declared any political activity. Sir John chaired an Independent Commission on Whole Person Care for the Labour Party.

Date: 16/01/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    27/09/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

  • Lee McDonough Added 07/09/2017

    Panel Chair

    Director General, Acute Care and Workforce, Department of Health • Departmental Official

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  • Peter Wyman Added 07/09/2017

    Chair, Care Quality Commission • Representative of Organisation

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  • Rima Makarem Added 07/09/2017

    Independent Member • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Health is looking to appoint 3 Non-Executive Directors (NED’s) to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The 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 of health and adult social care services.

We are looking for NEDs with experience and expertise from the following areas: patient safety and care quality, the business sector, adult social care, and Human Resource/Organisational Development (HR/OD).

As a NED of the CQC Board, you will be responsible for helping to ensure the CQC is a successful organisation. Non-Executive Directors play a key role in ensuring continuous organisational improvement, high performance management, excellent customer focus and service delivery, scrutiny, challenge, accountability, and effective corporate governance.

Person Specification

Applicants will have a career record of achievement, with an ability to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation. Applicants will also have an understanding of corporate governance and a commitment to the principles of public service. You will have good communication skills, with the ability to work as part of a team, with a positive and constructive style.

For NED’s who will bring experience in patient safety and care quality, you will guide the organisation as it implements its priorities, as outlined in the CQC’s 2016-21 strategy, Shaping the Future.

For the NED’s who will bring business sector experience you will require business acumen and experience to guide the organisation as it undertakes its transformation programme.

For the NED’s who will bring experience of adult social care you will require experience and understanding of the adult social care environment, with an awareness of the issues that can affect both service provision and patient experience within this sector, and the ability to articulate those issues in a board setting.

For the NED who will bring HR/OD experience you will have a proven ability and experience to support the CQC’s executive as the organisation undergoes cultural change in the transition to a digitally enabled organisation, using enhanced data analytics to shape the CQC’s inspection programme.

Additional Information

The Secretary of State for Health determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 4 years.

The Department of Health values and promotes diversity and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

How to Apply

For further details of how to apply, please refer to the attached information pack.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Kuldeep Kanda on 0113 254 6769 quoting the reference E16-106.

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