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Working together for excellent healthcare in North Norfolk and rural Broadland


Vacancy - Governing Body Lay Member

13th Mar 2015

NHS North Norfolk CCG is a GP-led organisation responsible for commissioning integrated health and social care for around 167,000 patients in North Norfolk.  We are working with patients and front-line clinicians on an ambitious and exciting programme of change designed to drive up quality and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of North Norfolk.

The CCG is seeking an additional lay member who will bring experience, objectivity and challenge to the governance of the organisation.  If you have gained senior level expertise in the private, public or voluntary sectors, this offers an exceptional opportunity to put your talents to use by making a positive difference to the lives of people in your community.

The time commitment for this role is 2.5 days per month, which is reimbursed at £7,883 per annum. 

Essential Criteria

You will have;

  • a considerable reputation within your field whether public, private or voluntary sector;
  • qualifications, expertise or experience to enable you to express informed views about financial management and audit matters;
  • the skills, knowledge and experience to assess that appropriate systems of internal control are in place for all aspects of governance, including financial and risk management;
  • an understanding of the role of audit in wider accountability frameworks;
  • an understanding of the current NHS policy context; and
  • an understanding of and commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, including the Nolan Principles.

Preference will be given to applicants who live in, or have strong connections with, North Norfolk.


Applicants should send a coverning letter and a copy of your current CV with a personal statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) setting out what you could contribute to the work of NHS North Norfolk CCG, along with details of two referees.

Th personal statement should include reflection on your experience of:

  • creating an open and supportive environment which encourages people to express diverse opinions and engage in decision-making;
  • constructively challenging suggestions and reconciling conflicting views;
  • being accountable for making timely decisions in complex situations and modifying decisions when faced with new information or changing circumstances; and
  • the complex interdependencies across a range of health and social care services.

A copy of the Job Description is available via within our Job Opportunities section of this website.  Applications should be marked "In Strict Confidence" and sent to:

Diane Collier
Head of Corporate Affairs
NHS North Norfolk CCG
1 Mill Close
Norfolk NR11 6LZ


The vacancy is now closed; interviews will be held on Thursday, 26th March 2015.