Overview

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is seeking to appoint a Chair to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

NICE provides evidence-based national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.

The Chair of NICE plays a key role in leading the board, and helping set the strategic direction of the organisation and the tone for excellent working relationships with all NICE’s stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of the ambitions of and the challenges facing the health and care sector in England and the life sciences industry, combined with a clear vision for the role evidence-based practice and innovation can play in driving improvement.

The new chair will need to be an effective public communicator, able to command the respect of other leaders, and be committed to ensuring that the patient and public voice is effectively and openly represented in NICE’s work. Experience in clinical or public health practice would be desirable.

Remuneration will be £74,000 per annum for a time commitment of 2.5 to 3 days per week, and will be for up to a maximum of four years.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Public Appointments by clicking the apply button.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting the reference VAC-1460.

The closing date for applications is midday on 7 May 2019.

The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.