Recruitment to the New Governing Bodies

Locality Representative - NHS East Sussex CCG

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NHS East Sussex CCG
East Sussex (Base TBC. Expenses to other locations will be reimbursed)
TBC. Time commitment - 1 day per week
Closing date:
9th March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
12:00pm on Monday 9th March 2020
You will receive an email from our Assessment Team containing a link to an online psychometric assessment that you must complete within 24 hours
Monday 9th March 2020
Panel Interview
Thursday 19th March 2020
Endorsement voting will commence 20th March 2020 and run for 10 days, after which you will be informed of the outcome
Friday 20th March 2020
Successful candidates will be required to attend a two-day orientation
Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd April 2020


It is undoubtedly the case that this is a time of enormous positive change for the Sussex health economy.  The decision to establish a new NHS Sussex CCG from the 1 April 2020 is a key part of that programme of change.

All the Sussex CCGs have been working in close alignment through a single management team for the past year. Consequently, we already have a common and consistent approach to commissioning and planning across Sussex. We have also aligned many of our support functions, such as governance, human resources, communications and engagement, quality and patient safety and financial systems.  

We have therefore already seen the benefits of the commissioning system coming together and see the establishment of new NHS East Sussex CCG, NHS West Sussex CCG and NHS Brighton and Hove CCG from the 1 April 2020 as the next logical step to enable a more strategic and focused approach to commissioning at place. These changes will also provide the framework to maximise the opportunities to do things once across the wider health and care system where it is most efficient and effective to do so.

Our critical task now is to appoint to the new CCGs Governing Bodies which will formally become operational on the 1 April 2020. 

Each CCG will be led by its Governing Body which plays a key role in the strategic oversight of the CCG and for the development of our vision and strategy, approving our commissioning plans and consultation arrangements, and monitoring the performance and quality improvement of our providers. Our Governing Bodies are also there to ensure that there is good governance and to promote a culture of strong engagement with patients, their carers, GP members, the public and other stakeholders about the activity and progress of the CCG.

We want to attract outstanding individuals to fulfil all the key roles on our Governing Bodies.  Each role carries with it a number of responsibilities common to all members of a unitary board as well as some role specific responsibilities and which are set out in the job description. 

Crucially we want to attract individuals to all these roles who have a real commitment to the NHS, who have a vision and passion for health care commissioning, who are strong team players and who want to see our CCGs grow and prosper so that we commission the best health care possible for all our populations.

As part of the Governing Body, you will combine the duty to ensure effective governance, consistent with the Nolan principles and NHS values, with securing a long-term vision and strategy for the CCG. As part of the Governing Body, you must visibly and consistently demonstrate a commitment to developing and maintaining a healthy organisational culture and environment built on trust; openness; honesty; integrity; and inclusivity, and which promotes collaborative, system-level leadership that is focused on the best interests of all patients and service users and the wellbeing of all staff.   

Please note that in line with the Transition Agreement that will govern the way the new NHS East Sussex CCG operates from the 1 April 2020, representation on the Governing Body from our member practices means that there will be 3 Locality Representatives each from Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford, Hastings and Rother, and High Weald Lewes Havens.

Please note if you are currently a Governing Body Member of Sussex CCGs, you do not need to submit a full application. To express interest, please click "Continue to full details" at the bottom of this page, complete the "Locality Representative Form" and email the same to 

All candidates are asked to note that the corporate day (the full day they must make themselves available to fulfil all key meetings and engagements, such as Governing Body and Committee meetings and take part in conversations with other Governing Body members and key CCG staff) is Wednesday for NHS East Sussex CCG.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, you must complete the Locality Representative Application Form and submit an up to date copy of your CV along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Melanie Shearer
07785 616 548
Serena Dobson
07530 627120
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