Non-Executive Directors – NHS Digital

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint up to 2 new Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to the NHS Digital Board. NHS Digital is the national provider of information, data and IT systems for health and social care in England. As a NED of the NHS Digital Board, you will be responsible for helping to ensure that NHS Digital is a successful organisation, by meeting its statutory obligations and in terms of its effectiveness as a delivery organisation and employer.

You will be responsible for helping to ensure that it is a successful organisation, both in terms of its effectiveness as a delivery organisation and employer. NEDs play a key role in ensuring continuous organisational improvement, overarching performance management, excellent customer focus and service delivery, scrutiny, challenge, accountability and effective corporate governance.

As a NED of NHS Digital, you will provide an independent view and creative contribution at Board meetings and the Board’s sub-committees, including ensuring the long-term strategic focus, effectiveness and reputation of NHS Digital through purposeful and constructive scrutiny and challenge.

You will support NHS Digital’s ambition to become a world leader in the production of open data and the application of technology in health and care. NHS Digital expects to make progress in making data available to drive innovation and to use its expertise to take further digital transformation, developing a strong digital ecosystem which can respond quickly and flexibly to the needs of the health and social care system.

Remuneration will be £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per month. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointments, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

If you require an alternative format please contact Daniel Clemence at or on 0113 254 5335 quoting the reference VAC-1708.

The closing date for applications is midday on 3 December 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

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