Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Resource Allocation

Department of Health and Social Care

Location: UK
Closing Date: 05 June 2024
Apply Now
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

Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Resource Allocation (ACRA) VAC-8138

Ministers are seeking to appointment a new Chair to the board of the Advisory Committee on the Resource Allocation (ACRA). 

ACRA is an independent, expert committee comprising GPs, public health experts, NHS managers and academics.  The Chair is a joint appointment between Ministers and the NHSE Chief Executive. ACRA is responsible for providing recommendations and advice on the funding for health services in England, that reflect the objectives of the funding formula. This is currently to the Chief Executive of NHS England for NHS allocations and may also be to the Secretary of State for public health allocations.

Applicants must have the ability to lead strategic development of a key national Committee, anticipate emerging issues and develop strategies to enable the Committee to achieve its objectives.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate an awareness of health economics or health analysis and who have an understanding of the financial systems in the NHS and the role of ACRA.

With strong interpersonal and communication skills you must be able to interpret and act upon complex, sometimes conflicting information, and assess and appropriately challenge recommendations. 

In addition, you must have exceptional leadership skills and feel comfortable using authority in a committee environment, ensuring all views are captured, explored and decisions are made based on sound judgement.

The ACRA Chair is not remunerated and requires a time commitment of up to 10 days per year. Ministers determine the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website:

Role details Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Resource Allocation (ACRA) Apply for a public appointment GOV.UK (

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Karen Dinsdale on 0113 254 5414 quoting the reference VAC-8138.

The closing date for applications is midday on 05/06/2024.  The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


We strongly recommend that you do not provide your bank account details when applying for a job. If you see a vacancy on Asian Jobsite requesting bank account details please email