Recruitment of Associate Lay Members for patient and public engagement


North East London CCG

Recruitment of Associate Lay Members for patient and public engagement

Two sessions of four hours per week, 48 weeks per year, at £300 per session

The new North East London CCG is committed to ensuring that local residents are fully involved in its work with health and care partners in each borough. It is also committed to making sure that its work acknowledges and reflects the wider context of the challenge of improving the wellbeing of all local residents. This includes tackling the particular local challenges that have become more evident through the coronavirus pandemic.

We are therefore looking for three associate lay members – one each for Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest – to champion the diverse voices of all local people as we continue to build an effective and sustainable local health and care system. The role will work across the CCG and all of its partners, including NHS providers, councils, and the voluntary and community sector.

The associate lay members will be a key part of the health and care leadership team in each borough, driving innovative and creative forms of engagement as well as bringing the latest thinking on how to improve equality, sustainability, and social value. We are looking for people with experience across all of these areas, along with a passion for improving local health and wellbeing outcomes.

The development of these roles is part of the changes in how the NHS works with its residents and partners. The NHS in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest will be working more closely together from 1 April 2021 as part of a broader coming together under the newly formed North East London CCG. Lay members are being appointed at a central level for North East London as part of the new CCG governance. The associate lay members will work at a borough level to create local impact.

Additional detail is contained in the role description. Applications should be made by completing the application form, setting out why you are interested in the role and what skills and experiences you bring. As the remit of these roles is so deeply rooted in the needs and aspirations of residents in each borough, please also describe your understanding of relevant local circumstances as well as what would be your early priorities in the role.

The closing date for the application form is 25th February 2021, with interviews scheduled for early March 2021.

Please submit your application to Anna Carratt at a.carratt@nhs.net. Please also contact Anna if you would like to discuss the role in more detail.