Non-Executive Director of NHS Resolution

Department of Health and Social Care

Location: London
Closing Date: 14 June 2021
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint 2 Non-Executive Directors to NHSR.  NHSR provides indemnity cover for negligence claims against the NHS for both primary and secondary care in England

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 NHS Resolution promotes the values of the NHS and places a high priority upon helping the NHS improve the safety of patients.  You will play a key role in ensuring that the organisation meets the needs of both primary and secondary care providers in England (NHS Trusts, commissioners, General Practitioners and other service providers) and is focused upon providing excellent services and good value for money including cost effective resolution services. You will provide appropriate challenge, scrutiny and support at Board level ensuring that the organisation learns from things which go wrong in the NHS and shares that learning, to improve the safety and standard of care.

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, with an ability to work in a corporate manner on the board of national public body

In addition, we are seeking: 

one NED who will bring clinical expertise: 

Senior clinician with experience of clinical management, for example Medical Director or Clinical Director or Royal College Council member. Whilst a broad background is essential, a specialist interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology would be highly desirable.

one NED who will bring operational expertise: 

Experience at a senior level of the conduct and pursuit of clinical negligence claims and of the management of a clinical negligence claims business. We would be particularly interested in candidates who have recently retired or departed from claims work or are shortly planning to do so.

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 appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website: 

Non-Executive Directors NHS Resolution  If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Ben Jones on 0113 254 6557 quoting the reference VAC-1717.

The closing date for applications is midday on 14 June 2021.  The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


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