Lay Member opportunities with Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

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As the NHS prepares to celebrate its 70th year – an exciting time to be part of it – we’re looking for local, enthusiastic people to help shape and drive the future of healthcare in mid Essex.

NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has vacancies for three Board Lay Members who will help provide additional rigour, challenge and assurance to our decision-making process.

This is a great time to join Mid Essex CCG as we continue to work with patients and partners including local authorities to design our vision for health and care over the next 5-10 years.

As a Lay Member of the CCG’s Governing Body (Board) you will help ensure that the CCG exercises its functions to the highest standards of probity, integrity and governance.
Specifically, we’re looking for:

1) Lay Member, Governance and Audit Committee Chair, £13,369.67 pa for approximately 3.5 days a month

2) Lay Member, Patient and Public Participation, £9,648 pa for approximately 3 days a month

3) Lay Member, Commercial, £9,648 pa for approximately 3 days a month

The terms of office will be 2-3 years and people interested in applying will ideally have Board or senior management experience either inside or outside of the NHS.

To help prospective candidates make up their mind about applying for the role, the CCG is organising a ‘meet and greet’ session with senior officers and existing Lay Members.

Chair of Mid Essex CCG, Dr Caroline Dollery said: “We’re looking for people who are as passionate about our local NHS as we are.

“Over the past few years we’ve won awards for being innovative in our approach to health and care. We want our Lay Members will help us continue striving be the best we can be and give us support and credence in doing so.”

The meet and greet is taking place on:

Date: Thursday 1 February
Time: 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Wren House, Hedgerows Business Park, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, CM2 5PF

If you would like to attend the meet and greet session or would like further information, please contact Viv Barnes, Director of Governance and Performance, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 01245 398139.

To find out more about the roles and to apply, please visit the following links on the NHS Jobs website:

The closing date for all three vacancies is midnight on Thursday 8th February 2018.