NHS Blackpool CCG is looking for up to two new lay members to join our Governing Body for a three-year term of office through to September 2017.

The role of the lay members is to bring their knowledge as a member of the local community to the work of the governing body. Their focus will be strategic and impartial, providing an independent view of the work of the CCG that is external to the day-to-day running of the organisation. The role of the lay members is to ensure that the public and patients’ views are heard through effective public and patient involvement, and that the CCG maintains effective governance arrangements. Each lay member will be assigned a particular area of responsibility dependent on skills, experience, and expertise.

Applicants should be local residents or people who have close links with the local community. Please note that people employed by the NHS or who work for an organisation where it is considered that there is likely to be a conflict of interest will not be eligible to apply.

The role is a time-limited appointment with a remuneration of £8,041 per annum for a time commitment of a minimum of 2.5 days per month, to include regular attendance at the Governing Body and committee meetings held on Tuesday afternoons. The attached role descriptions give further details about the lay member roles:

If you are interested in applying for the role of lay member, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Louise Talbot, Secretary to the Governing Body, NHS Blackpool CCG, Blackpool Stadium, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 6JX or by email to louise.talbot@blackpool.nhs.uk. Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 23rd September 2014.