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Chair, Deputy Chair and six Non-Executive Members


  • Company: Welsh Government
  • Location: Wales
  • Salary: Remuneration
  • Closing Date: 1 February 2022
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Description

CITIZEN VOICE BODY FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL 
CARE   Appointment of Chair, Deputy Chair and 
six Non-Executive Members

Remuneration:  
Chair - £256 per day/£15,400 per annum. 
 Deputy Chair - £226 per day/£13,600 per annum.
 Non-Executive Member - £198 per day/£9,504 per annum.
Time commitment: the posts are based on a notional commitment of a minimum of:

Chair – Five (5) days per month.
Deputy Chair - Five (5) days per month.
Non-Executive Member – Four (4) days per month.
but this will be subject to organisational demands and may be higher than the minimum requirement.  

Welsh Government is looking to appoint a Chair, Deputy Chair and six Non-Executive Members to the soon to be established Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care.   This will be a new and ambitious organisation which will come into operation on 1 April 2023.  The Citizen Voice Body (CVB) for Health and Social Care will:

a) be an independent body representing the interests of the public in health and social services which reflects the inter-dependency of these services. 
b) have the ability to provide complaints advice and assistance in relation to NHS complaints and complaints relating to social services where services are not already in place; 
c) be a single corporate body, to ensure consistency in the arrangements and services provided across Wales ; and 
d) have statutory powers so public bodies responsible for providing and securing the provision of health and social services must have regard to representations made by the CVB and must make arrangements to support it in the exercise of its functions. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation which will make a difference to the people of Wales. The establishment of the CVB will strengthen governance and accountability, represent the interests of the public and operate across health and social care.

The Chair, Deputy Chair and Non-Executive Members will be required to play a full and active role in the governance of the CVB.  As a full Board member you will be required to contribute in setting the strategy and plans of this new organisation, hence the early appointment of the Board in April 2022.  In addition you will be expected to challenge constructively, participate actively in the decision-making process of the 

Board, and provide scrutiny of the performance of the organisation in meeting agreed goals and objectives. 

It is the policy of the Welsh Government to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business including appointments to public bodies.  Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, or pregnancy and maternity. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.  For further details and to apply go to https://gov.wales/public-appointments or for queries contact email publicappointments@gov.wales. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16:00, 1 February 2022.  Application forms received after this date will not be considered.  It is expected interviews for the Chair position will be held during March, and for Deputy Chair and Independent Member positions during April.  

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request from 03000255454.