Non-Executive Director of the Health Research Authority VAC-1686

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Body: Health Research Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Health
Sector: Health
Location: London
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £7,833 per annum
Time Requirements: A time commitment of two to three days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched

    10/08/2020

  • Closed for Applications

    10/09/2020 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift

    30/09/2020

  • Final Interview Date

    22/10/2020

  • Announcement

    TBC

 

Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director (NED) to the Health Research Authority (HRA).

The HRA is responsible for improving the UK’s research regulation environment, creating a streamlined approval process to help researchers develop high quality, well-prepared studies at lower cost. Its systems act as the gateway for applications for health and social care research, ranging from observational studies in care settings, tissue banks and research databases, to large, multi-centre clinical trials of new medicines and advanced therapeutics.

As a NED of HRA, you will play a key role in the effective governance and leadership of the organisation. You will contribute to the work of the board, both by actively participating in board discussions and more widely, contributing to the board’s governance, performance management and development of strategy for the HRA.

You will have the ability to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation, with excellent communication skills and able to provide scrutiny and challenge to the Executive.  You will also have an interest in the work of the HRA and the challenges it faces.

Person Specification

Role and Responsibilities of a Non-Executive Director

HRA’s Non-Executive Directors (NED)s play a key role in the effective governance and leadership of the organisation. They contribute to the work of the board, both by actively participating in board discussions and more widely, contributing to the board’s governance, performance management and development of strategy for the HRA.

NEDs contribute to representing the HRA externally, maintaining (or developing where necessary) excellent relationships with a range of key partners and stakeholders such as the NHS, the public, industry, research funders and researchers, research ethics committees, other arms-length bodies and regulators.

NEDs are also expected to contribute across a range of specific areas, including: ensuring the board listens to the public and patient voice; ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place and risks managed accordingly; contributing to the development of strategy; ensuring that best practice is followed in leadership and people policies and behaviour.

Qualities required for the role of a NED

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. The boards of public bodies should reflect the population they are there to serve. Boards also benefit from fresh perspectives, and we are always keen to encourage candidates with private sector experience to consider applying for our roles.

Essential Criteria

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.

  • A career record of achievements of scale and relevance, with an ability to operate effectively on the board of a high-profile national organisation.
  • Able to provide effective scrutiny and challenge to the Executive and to hold them to account for the delivery of performance and strategy and delivery of digital transformation
  • Excellent communication skills, sound judgement and the highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability, risk and financial management.
  • Demonstrable interest in the work of the HRA and the challenges it faces.

Desirable Criterion:

  • Experience of or familiarity with the life sciences sector

 

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

http://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/  If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Ryan Lloyd on 0113 254 5929 quoting the reference VAC-1686.

The closing date for applications is midday on 10 September 2020.  The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Attachments
14.1 diversity-monitoring-form-accessible
Guarenteed Interview Scheme Form
Governance Code on Public Appointments
DHSC_Privacy-notice-v03
HRA VAC1686 NED Advert (Extended)
HRA Info Pack - (Extended)
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