Chair of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel

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Body: Independent Reconfiguration Panel
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London
Skills required: Business / Commercial, Communication / Media / Marketing, Major Projects, Transformation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £36,780 per annum
Time Requirements: Up to two days per week, including 6 meetings per year.

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    27/02/2019

  • Closed for Applications

    25/03/2019 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    03/04/2019

  • Final Interview Date

    18/04/2019

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

 

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint a Chair to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP).

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) provides independent expert advice to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on disputed proposals for changes to services in the NHS in England.

The IRP also offers ongoing support and guidance to the NHS and other organisations on achieving successful change. The membership of the IRP is drawn from three groups (spilt equally): Clinical, NHS Managerial and Lay. As Chair of the Panel, you will lead the Members to deliver sound thoughtful advice within the terms of reference of the IRP.

You will:

  • Enable the Panel to assess contested proposals for changes to health services in England and provide appropriate formal advice to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • Assist in providing ongoing informal advice and support to the NHS, local authorities and other interested parties
  • Develop and help to disseminate advice on good practice
  • Work within the terms laid out in the IRP Code of Practice.

Applicants will have the ability to demonstrate leading edge strategic thinking on service configuration, with an understanding of the difficult trade-offs involved and have an understanding of the role of the IRP and the complex environment in which reconfigurations occur.

You must demonstrate experience of and commitment to, evidence-based analysis and evaluation and be an excellent communicator, with sound judgement and who can lead the Panel to agreement on difficult and sensitive issues.

For further information, please refer to the candidate information pack attached.

Person Specification

 

As Chair of the Panel, you will lead the Members to deliver sound thoughtful advice within the terms of reference of the IRP.

You will:

  • Enable the Panel to assess contested proposals for changes to health services in England and provide appropriate formal advice to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • Assist in providing ongoing informal advice and support to the NHS, local authorities and other interested parties
  • Develop and help to disseminate advice on good practice
  • Work within the terms laid out in the IRP Code of Practice.

 

Qualities required for the role of the IRP Chair

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment. 

Essential Criteria

 You should:

  • Demonstrate leading edge strategic thinking on service configuration, with an understanding of the difficult trade-offs involved
  • Have an understanding of the role of the IRP and the complex environment in which reconfigurations occur
  • Have experience of, and commitment to, evidence-based analysis and evaluation and
  • Be an excellent communicator, with sound judgement and who can lead the Panel to agreement on difficult and sensitive issues.

 

Additional Information

 

The Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) is the independent expert on changes to clinical services in the NHS. It provides advice to the Secretary of State for Health on disputed proposals for changes to the NHS in England. It also offers ongoing support and guidance to the NHS and other organisations on achieving successful change. The aim is to ensure that decisions about future service configurations are sustainable and result in improved services for patients. The Panel advises on some of the most sensitive issues that directly affect the care people receive from the NHS.

 

Established in 2003, the IRP is an advisory non-departmental public body (NDPB). The Panel consists of a Chair and fifteen Members providing an equal balance of clinical, managerial and patient and citizen representation and supported by a chief executive and panel secretary. The chair and membership are all public appointments. Terms of reference are set by the Secretary of State. The Panel offers advice only and its remit covers proposals for reconfiguration and service change in England only.

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