Job title: Chair - Citizens' Partnership.

Contract: Fixed-term for two years.

Hours: approximately three days per month.

Site: Cody Technology Park, Farnborough.

Salary: £268 per day.

Closing date: Applications now closed.

About HSIB

Our purpose is to improve patient safety through effective and independent investigations that don’t apportion blame or liability.

We conduct independent investigations of patient safety concerns in NHS-funded care across England. The recommendations we make aim to improve healthcare systems and processes in order to reduce risk and improve safety.

HSIB is funded by the Department of Health & Social Care and hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

About the Citizens’ Partnership

Our Citizens’ Partnership will be a group with up to seven members who will make sure the patient and public perspective is at the heart of everything we do.

It will act as a ‘critical friend’ and its members will be ambassadors for HSIB. They will model and promote practical and flexible involvement with the public ensuring that our work and products have greater focus and relevance for the people most affected by our safety recommendations.

Their focus will be impartial and provide an independent view of our work that is external to the day-to-day running of HSIB. The Citizens’ Partnership will focus on raising public awareness of HSIB’s work, co-designing and providing feedback on products as well as supporting specific workstreams as required.

Role of the chair

The role of the chair of the Citizens’ Partnership is crucial to ensuring credible leadership for a robust partnership. The appointed individual should have the energy needed to create cohesion as well as drive forward support required by the organisation, which is on a journey to be established as an independent public body.

The chair of the Citizens’ Partnership will be pivotal in building external understanding of HSIB’s sensitive work, helping to establish and maintain public confidence. They will also be a member of the HSIB Advisory Panel.

Candidates will have a proven track record in a leadership role within an organisation or committee at a national or regional level. They must be able to demonstrate independence and objectivity, and commitment to the values of the NHS.

The role will require an expected time commitment of up to three days per month on average.

How to apply

Applications for this role are now closed.