Non-Executive Director – NHS Resolution (formerly NHS Litigation Authority)

Body: Department of Health
Appointing Department: Department of Health and Social Care
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Health and Social Care
Location: London
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Regulation
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum, increasing to £13,137 from 1 December 2017, when the ARC Chair responsibilities commence.
Time Requirements: 2-3 days per month


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

Charlotte Moar has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of NHS Resolution for three years from 1st September 2017. Charlotte will also be Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee from 1st December 2017 until her term ends on 31st August 2020.
The appointment will involve a time commitment of 2 to 3 days per month. Remuneration for the role will be at a rate of £7,883 per annum, which will increase to £13,137 from 1st December 2017.
This appointment is 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 appointment has been 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. Charlotte Moar has not declared any political activity.

Date: 03/08/2017

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    15/06/2017 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    03/08/2017 at 12:00


Assessment Panel

  • Lee McDonough Added 04/04/2017

    Panel Chair

    Director General, Acute Care and Workforce • Departmental Official

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  • Ian Dilks Added 04/04/2017

    Chair of NHS Resolution • Representative of Organisation

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  • Rima Makarem Added 10/04/2017

    NED, National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) • Independent Member

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Vacancy Description

As a Non-Executive Director of NHS Resolution you will be responsible for the good governance of the organisation, including the expenditure of considerable sums of public money. You will ensure that NHSR promotes the values of the NHS and places a high priority upon the safety of patients and staff. You will play a key role in ensuring that the organisation meets the needs of member organisations (NHS Trusts, commissioners and other service providers) is focused upon providing excellent services and good value for money and enables NHSR to contribute to the wider aims of the NHS where appropriate. You will provide appropriate challenge, scrutiny and support at Board level ensuring that NHSR learns from things which go wrong in the NHS and shares that learning, to improve patient safety and the standard of care.

In addition as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee you will ensure the effective functioning of that committee which, as an important sub-committee of the Board, is responsible for providing assurance that NHSR manages its financial resources effectively and efficiently; has appropriate financial controls in place; oversees management’s procedures for the identification and management of risk; and achieves a high quality of financial reporting.

Key responsibilities


  • develop and promote the strategic focus of NHSR through constructive debate and challenge at Board level
  • support the maintenance and development of effective relationships with external stakeholders, including member organisations and partner bodies in the health and social care system. Where appropriate, to act as a good ambassador for NHSR
  • help to strengthen the reputation of NHSR through ensuring that it provides timely and relevant expertise to the NHS


  • ensure the Board acts in the best interests of the public and other stakeholders and is fully accountable for the services provided and the expenditure of public funds
  • set ambitious targets for all aspects of NHSR’s work to ensure that it delivers high quality services, decision making and advice
  • scrutinise the performance of senior NHSR staff and Executive members of the Board to ensure that financial and other performance targets are met and that NHSR delivers on the objectives set out in the Business Plan and Framework Agreement


  • ensure that NHSR has appropriate policies to promote the interests and training of its staff, so that they can provide an excellent service to customers


  • ensure that the Audit and Risk Committee operates efficiently and effectively and discharges its responsibilities on behalf of the Board


Person Specification

Qualities required for the role of a NED

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

  •  an ability to analyse complex and sometimes conflicting data and to draw balanced conclusions from information presented to you
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to gain the confidence of senior stakeholders
  • first class team-working skills and the willingness to work in a corporate manner to achieve NHSR’s objectives
  • a strong financial acumen and background and experience of governance, risk management, assurance and internal control functions including through membership of or close working with audit committees. A recognised financial qualification and/or previous experience of sitting on an audit committee.


Additional Information

The Secretary of State for Health determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 5 years.

How to Apply

To make an application please email your CV, a supporting letter and completed monitoring form to: – please quote ref: SP17-04 in the subject field.

If you are unable to apply by email you may send your application by post to:

Lisa Clayton, Department of Health, Room 1N09, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

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

Monitoring Form
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SP17-04 - Candidate Pack - FINAL New EXTENDED CLOSING DATE
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