Chair of the Health Services Safety Investigations Body

Dept of Health and Social Care

Location: National

Salary: £63,000 per annum

Closing Date: 25.05.2022

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint a Chair for the Health Services Safety Investigations Body.

The Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) builds on the work of the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB) which became operational in April 2017 as part of NHS Improvement, to conduct high-level investigations into patient safety incidents in the NHS. The new body will conduct NHS investigations and its remit will be extended to include the independent sector too. 

As Chair you will be expected to provide leadership, strategic direction and challenge to the investigatory body to ensure that it focusses on establishing the HSSIB as a credible organisation with patients, clinicians, NHS Arms-Length Bodies, and NHSE/I.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to lead the Board of a significant new national organisation, deliver robust board level governance and accountability, and develop a positive culture. You must also have a sound knowledge of the NHS and/or of investigations methodology, possess  excellent communication and influencing skills, and an ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders to drive change in a complex system.

Remuneration will be £63,000 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per month.  The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care determines the length of appointment, which may be for up to a maximum of three years.

If you require an alternative format, please call Rachael Onoghojobi on 0207 210 5742 quoting the reference VAC-1758

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 25 May 2022.  The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.