- CQC NEDs are remunerated at £7,883 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per month.
- The Chair of Healthwatch England is remunerated at £30,000 per annum for a time commitment of two days per week.
- A career record of achievement, with an ability to operate effectively as a non-executive on the board of a high-profile national organisation;
- an ability to focus on innovation, culture change, and care quality and how the CQC, by regulation and inspection, can encourage providers to even greater focus on improving their record;
- an ability to guide the CQC’s strategic direction, and use sound judgement, based on the ability to consider and challenge complex issues from an impartial and balanced viewpoint;
- good communication skills, with the ability to work as part of a team, with a positive and constructive style, challenging management recommendations where necessary.
In addition, for 2 of the NED roles candidates should bring skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Digital and technology:
- Direct experience in transforming an organisation’s digital capability and knowledge and expertise in technology, to support the CQC’s smarter use of data to target their resources where it can make the greatest impact and be an efficient regulator.
Business sector experience:
- Business acumen and experience in managing change to guide the organisation as it undertakes its transformation programme, as described in the CQC’s 2021 strategy, ‘A new strategy for the changing world of health and social care from 2021’.
Innovation, culture change, and care quality:
- Direct experience in innovation, culture change and care quality to guide the organisation as it implements its priorities, as outlined in the CQC’s ‘A new strategy for the changing world of health and social care from 2021’.
Human Resource / Organisational Development experience:
- A proven ability and experience to support the CQC’s executive as the organisation undergoes cultural change in the transition to a digitally enabled organisation, using enhanced data analytics to shape the CQC’s inspection programme.
In addition, for the CQC NED who will also be the Healthwatch England Chair:
- experience in listening to people’s experiences as service users or consumers, and acting on those experiences to improve services; and
- an ability to act as a champion for health and social care users, providing leadership to ensure their views are heard by decisions makers, and are used to improve health and care services for all.