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Recruitment of Calderdale Cares Partnership Board Independent Chair and Members

Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – Committee of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board Applicant pack

Thank you for expressing an interest in the following independent roles on the new Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – Committee of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.

  • Independent Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – ICB Committee
  • Independent Members of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – ICB Committee

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Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – Committee of the West Yorkshire Integrated…

The West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is a new statutory organisation that, subject to legislation, is expected to be established on 1st July 2022.  It will be part of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) – known as the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (the Partnership).

Our principles of subsidiarity and our scale mean that the ICB will primarily discharge its duties through delegation to each of our five Places, alongside work that is delivered at West Yorkshire level. Most decisions will be made at Place level, in support of local Health and Wellbeing Board priorities and multi-agency partnerships working in communities, including NHS, local authority and voluntary & community sector partners.

Calderdale is establishing an ICB Committee with delegated authority from the ICB to make decisions about the use of NHS resources in Calderdale including:

  • Agreeing a plan to meet the health and healthcare needs of the population in Calderdale
  • Allocating resources to deliver the plan in Calderdale
  • Arranging for the provision of health services in line with the allocated resources
  • Approving the operating structure in Calderdale
  • Agreeing implementation in Calderdale of people priorities

The Calderdale Cares Partnership Board will be made up of senior leaders from the local authority, NHS provider trusts, primary care and the voluntary & community sector. The independent Chair and independent members of the Committee will play a key role in bringing constructive, independent and respectful challenge to the plans, aims and priorities of the Committee.

This pack provides information for potential applicants for the roles of:

  • Independent Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – ICB Committee
  • 2 x Independent Members of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – ICB Committee

Please specify clearly in your application which role you are applying for

The above roles will operate with an in-common approach to the four other ICB Place Committees, with approaches tailored to each area and will link with the West Yorkshire ICB independent Chair and Non-Executive member roles. The purpose, terms and membership structure of our Place Committees have been developed during 2021 with senior leaders and governance leads from across our Partnership.

About Calderdale

In Calderdale you are at the heart of the Pennines and at the historical crossroads between Lancashire and Yorkshire. Our partners have agreed to work towards a common vision for Calderdale as follows:

  • A place where you can realise your potential whoever you are, whether your voice has been heard or unheard in the past
  • We aspire to be a place where talent and enterprise can thrive
  • A place defined by our innate kindness and resilience, by how our people care for each other, are able to recover from setbacks and are full of hope
  • Calderdale will stand out, be known and be distinctive
  • A great place to visit, but most importantly, a place to live a larger life

Our recently refreshed Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets our wellbeing priorities for the borough, responding to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and guaranteeing support to our people across each stage of their life. The health and care service contribution to delivering the new wellbeing strategy will be an important one, the responsibility for which sits with the Calderdale Cares Partnership. Calderdale Cares is our health and care partnership, bringing together our workforce and our communities to achieve our shared vision for all of Calderdale: for our individuals, for our communities, for our five localities, and for our whole place.

The Calderdale Cares Partnership Board provides the formal leadership for our health and care partnership and includes representation from: independent lay members; Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council; NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board; Calderdale Local Medical Committee; Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust; Healthwatch Calderdale; Locala Community Partnerships; South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; the voluntary and community sector; general practice; the Calderdale Clinical and Professional Forum; public health; quality and safety; finance; and performance.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Calderdale and our population, who shares our values and ways of working, and who will support and challenge us to exploit our strengths to make Calderdale a place to live a larger life.

Our objectives

Our objectives are:

  • Reducing health inequalities across the borough of Calderdale
  • Investing in prevention and ‘home first’, helping people to avoid admission to care homes and hospital beds wherever possible
  • Developing a sustainable health and care system for Calderdale
  • Integrating services and their supporting workforce to deliver joined up care
  • Looking after our workforce and ensuring they are happy and fulfilled at work
  • Making best use of Calderdale’s resources and getting the most out of the ‘Calderdale pound’
  • Working in partnership with our localities, communities and citizens

Our principles

Our principles are:

  • We start with prevention and invest in keeping people as well as they can be
  • We take a person-centred approach in all we do, joining up services around the needs of citizens
  • We value and support Calderdale’s unique health and wellbeing assets and help people to benefit from them
  • We work together with people and communities and help empower them to be healthy and independent
  • We work relentlessly to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing

Our values

Our values are:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Compassion and kindness
  • Trust and respect

Our behaviours

Our behaviours are:

  • We focus on making a difference for Calderdale people and communities
  • We support each other and work collaboratively
  • We challenge constructively and hold one another to account
  • We use strengths-based approaches

About the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

Across West Yorkshire, the Partnership supports 2.4 million people, including 315,000 unpaid carers, living in urban and rural areas; 570,000 are children and young people; 500,000 people live in areas ranked in the most deprived 10% of England; and 20% of people are from minority ethnic communities. Together we employ over 100,000 staff and work alongside thousands of volunteers.

Our five places are: Bradford District and Craven; Calderdale; Kirklees; Leeds; and Wakefield.

Partnership principles, mission, values and behaviours

We have worked hard to build a way of working founded on the following values:

  • We are leaders of our organisation, our place and of West Yorkshire
  • We support each other and work collaboratively
  • We act with honesty and integrity, and trust each other to do the same
  • We challenge constructively when we need to
  • We assume good intentions
  • We will implement our shared priorities and decisions, holding each other mutually accountable for delivery

Mission

  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Manage unwarranted variations in care
  • Use our collective resources wisely
  • Secure the wider benefits of investing in health and care
  • Values

We are ambitious for the people we serve and staff we employ

  • This is a true partnership
  • We always agree the evidence and data, before acting
  • We value good governance to make good decisions and choices
  • Subsidiarity applies in all we do

Behaviours

  • Decisions motivated by shared purpose
  • Empathy with staff and people
  • Collaboration in all we do
  • Suspend egos in service of each other
  • We see diversity as strength
  • Conceptual and critical thinking
  • Agility
  • Willingness to share risk
  • Sharing power
  • Retaining accountability, giving others authority

Role Outline, Attributes and Skills

Members of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board – ICB Committee will share responsibility for ensuring that the Committee exercises its functions effectively, efficiently, economically, with good governance and in accordance with the terms of the West Yorkshire ICB Constitution.

The Independent Chair of the Place Committee will bring objectivity, independence and challenge to the Committee. They will play a key role in ensuring that the Committee takes transparent, efficient, effective and safe decisions that make effective use of NHS resources. The Committee Chair will support the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board Executive Lead in ensuring that the Committee remains continuously able to discharge its duties and responsibilities as set out in the ICB scheme of delegation, in line with the governance standards adopted by the Integrated Care System.

The independent Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board will act in a lay or Non-Executive capacity and as a meeting facilitator. The Chair will need to maintain the confidence of place partners and will work closely with them, in particular the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, to ensure strong alignment between the work of the Committee and the place strategy. Ultimate accountability is to the ICB Chair.

You will ideally have experience of governance committee delivery and development in a regulated environment as well as a background in effective meeting facilitation at a senior level with a focus on financial oversight, effective use of resources and the achievement of social outcomes.

The Independent Members will play a key role in ensuring that the Committee takes transparent, efficient, effective and safe decisions that make effective use of NHS resources. They will bring their unique perspective, informed by their expertise and experience. This will support the Committee to ensure that it remains able to discharge its duties and responsibilities as set out in the ICB scheme of delegation, in line with the governance standards adopted by the Integrated Care System.

The Independent Members will act in a lay or non-executive capacity and work alongside the Chair, executive place leads and partner members of the Committee. They will bring independent and respectful challenge to the Committee and promote open and transparent decision-making that facilitates consensus aimed to deliver exceptional outcomes for the population. You will bring a range of professional expertise as well as community understanding and experience to the work of the Committee.

We welcome applications from people meeting the Role Descriptor/s from the public, private, voluntary & community, social economy and academic sectors. Please see the attached Role Descriptors for further details on the responsibilities of each role, and the knowledge, experience and skills we are seeking.

Eligibility

Given their public profile and responsibility, it is vital that those appointed inspire confidence of the public, patients and NHS staff at all times. You will be able to demonstrate that you meet the requirements of the fit and proper person test and that you have no substantial conflicts of interests that would interfere with your ability to be independent and offer an impartial perspective.

Successful applicants will not have an ongoing leadership role (hold Executive, Non-Executive or elected positions or offices) at a health or social care organisation within Calderdale. You will need to stand down from such a role if appointed to this new independent role.

Applicants should have strong connections with the area served by the ICS.

Applications will be assessed on merit, as part of a fair and open process, from the widest possible pool of candidates. The information provided by applicants will be relied on to assess whether sufficient personal responsibility and competence have been demonstrated in previous/other roles, to satisfy the experience, skills and values being sought.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all.  We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender, identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustment for people who have a disability.

Terms of Appointment

Remuneration

Indicative remuneration, subject to agreement by the ICB Remuneration and Nomination Committee is:

  • Independent Chair: up to £13,000 per annum
  • Independent member: up to £10,000 per annum

Committee Members are also eligible to claim allowances for travel and subsistence costs incurred necessarily on ICB business.

Term of Appointment

3 years, with effect from 1 July, subject to review after 18 months. Offers of appointment will be on a designate basis initially with full appointment being subject to the approval of the legislation. Work prior to 1 July 2022, whilst in designate status, will not form part of the term of appointment.

Time Commitment

You will have considerable flexibility to decide how you manage the time needed to undertake the role. On average, it is expected to require 2 days a month, including preparation time, the occasional evening engagement and events designed to support your continuous development. The time commitment may initially be more than 2 days while the Committee becomes fully established.

We are anticipating that the majority of meetings will be on (day of the week to be confirmed) and you would need to be available to attend these.

Standards in Public Life

All committee members are required to comply with the Nolan Principles of Public Life and meet the Fit and proper person requirements.

Training and Development

This will be discussed in line with individual requirements.

How we will handle your application

This section outlines the timetable you should expect if you apply for one of these posts.

After the closing date for applications:

How to respond

To apply for this post please send the following by e-mail to tazeem.hanif@nhs.net by 5pm on 4th February 2022:

  • A CV which demonstrates how you meet the criteria
  • A covering letter highlighting the aspects of the role that particularly attract you and outlining why you feel you are right for the role
  • Contact details for three referees (who will not be contacted without your permission)
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Fit and Proper Persons Monitoring Form

For further information

If you have any questions, or would welcome an informal discussion, please contact Neil Smurthwaite before the closing date. This will play no part in the selection process. 

Independent Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

Role descriptor

The independent Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board will bring objectivity, independence and challenge to the Committee. They will play a key role in ensuring that the Committee takes transparent, efficient, effective and safe decisions that make effective use of NHS resources. They will support the Calderdale Executive Lead in ensuring that the Committee remains continuously able to discharge its duties and responsibilities as set out in the ICB scheme of delegation, in line with the governance standards adopted by the Integrated Care System.

The Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board will act in a lay or Non-Executive capacity and as a meeting facilitator. The Chair will need to maintain the confidence of Calderdale partners and will work closely with them, in particular the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board, to ensure strong alignment between the work of the Committee and the place strategy. The Chair of the Committee is ultimately accountable to the ICB Chair.

The Calderdale Cares Partnership Board Lead holds an Executive role, and is accountable to the ICB’s Chief Executive for the discharge of those functions and resources delegated by the ICB to the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board.

Governance and accountability

The Chair will:

  • Ensure that the Committee has the necessary governance and risk management arrangements to ensure its effectiveness
  • Ensure that conflicts of interest are managed effectively and transparently in the Committee
  • Lead and support a constructive and inclusive dynamic within the Committee, bringing independent and respectful challenge and scrutiny to the work programme
  • Actively bring in a range of voices to Committee discussions, ensuring decisions take full account of perspectives from across the place health and care system to meet the health and healthcare needs of the population
  • Promote open and transparent Committee decision-making and good governance that facilitates consensus and manages areas of disagreement
  • Ensure that all members of the Committee comply with the Nolan principles of public life

Partnerships and communities

The Chair will:

  • Ensure that the Committee is focused on improving Calderdale outcomes in population health and healthcare and operates within our agreed vision, objectives, principles, values and behaviours of the Calderdale Cares Partnership

Social justice and health equalities

The Chair will:

  • Ensure that the Committee champions diversity, inclusion, health equality and social justice to close the gap on health inequalities
  • Ensure the Committee is responsive to people and communities, and that public/citizen, patient/service user and carer voices are embedded in the Committee’s work plan and decision-making

Sustainable outcomes

The Chair will:

  • Ensure the Committee plays its part in social and economic development and achieving environmental sustainability, including in the broader Calderdale partnership

People and culture

The Chair will:

  • Promote a healthy and inclusive culture which promotes diversity and system working and is reflected in the Committee’s behaviour and decision-making

Person Specification

The Chair is expected to be able to demonstrate the following:

Knowledge

Experience

  • Of chairing complex professional meetings in public at a senior level in a collaborative, efficient and effective manner
  • Of navigating politically sensitive situations and environments
  • Of leading a board or committee in a lay or non-executive capacity to identify and address issues, including underperformance and balance the competing objectives of quality, operational performance, and finance
  • Of demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

Skills

  • A high degree of strategic thinking and awareness of how national policy may impact on regional and local decision making  
  • Ability to work with multi agency and across sector senior level stakeholders, reaching consensus in a group despite competing interests
  • Ability to plan in advance meeting agendas and related documents with governance-related staff and teams to ensure effective and productive meetings and committee engagement
  • Ability to remain independent and provide independent and unbiased leadership of the committee with a high degree of personal integrity
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to identify issues and areas of risk, leading the committee   to effective decisions
  • Confidence in constructively challenging information and explanations provided by others and negotiating when needed
  • Ability to deal with and address poor engagement or performance by committee members against the Nolan Principles and Committee Terms of Reference

Desirable Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • Working in an Executive, Lay or Non-Executive related role in a regulated environment or body
  • Passionate about the place and meeting the health and care needs of its population
  • Knowledge and/or experience at a senior level of quality improvement methodologies, their implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge and/or experience at a senior level of performance and/or financial management oversight and scrutiny
  • Leadership of equality, diversity and inclusion practice and its promotion, creating inclusive cultures at a senior level

Personal Attributes and Values

  • Demonstrates respect and adopts a compassionate and inclusive chairing style with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Creates and lives by the values of openness and transparency
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to public sector and NHS values

Independent Member of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board

Role descriptor

Independent members of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board of the ICB will play a key role in ensuring that the Committee takes transparent, efficient, effective and safe decisions that make effective use of NHS resources. They will bring their unique perspective, informed by their expertise and experience. This will support the Committee to ensure that it remains able to discharge its duties and responsibilities as set out in the ICB scheme of delegation, in line with the governance standards adopted by the Integrated Care System.

Independent Members will act in a lay or non-executive capacity and work alongside the Chair, executive place leads and partner members of the Committee. They will bring independent and respectful challenge to the Committee and promote open and transparent decision-making that facilitates consensus aimed to deliver exceptional outcomes for the population. You will bring a range of professional expertise as well as community understanding and experience to the work of the Committee.

Independent Members will need to maintain the confidence of Calderdale partners and will work closely with them.  Independent Members will also work closely with the Independent Chair of the Calderdale Cares Partnership Board. Ultimately, the Independent Member is accountable to the ICB Chair.

Governance and accountability

The independent member will

  • Collectively ensure that the Committee has the necessary governance and risk management arrangements to ensure its effectiveness
  • Contribute to ensuring that conflicts of interest are managed effectively and transparently in the Committee
  • Bring independent and respectful challenge and scrutiny to the work programme
  • Promote open and transparent Committee decision-making and good governance that facilitates consensus and manages areas of disagreement
  • Demonstrate a commitment to upholding the Nolan principles of public life

Partnerships and communities

The independent member will:

  • Contribute to ensuring that the Committee is focused on improving Calderdale outcomes in population health and healthcare and operates within our agreed vision, objectives, principles, values and behaviours of the Calderdale Cares Partnership

Social justice and health equalities

The independent member will:

  • Advocate that the Committee champions diversity, inclusion, health equality and social justice to close the gap on health inequalities
  • Collectively ensure that the Committee is responsive to people and communities, and that public/citizen, patient/service user and carer voices are embedded in the Committee’s work plan and decision-making

Sustainable outcomes

The independent member will:

  • Contribute to the Committee playing its part in social and economic development and achieving environmental sustainability, including in the broader Calderdale partnership

People and culture

The independent member will:

  • Support a healthy and inclusive culture which promotes diversity and system working and is reflected in the Committee’s behaviour and decision-making

Person Specification

The independent member is expected to be able to demonstrate the following:

Knowledge

  • Sound understanding of good corporate governance
  • Knowledge and understanding of the health, care and local government landscape
  • Understanding of different sectors, groups, networks and the needs of diverse populations
  • Understanding of the quadruple aim: 1. Improving the health and wellbeing of the people; 2. Tackling inequalities; 3. Improving the quality of services provided or arranged by partners or other relevant bodies; and 4. Ensuring that places act in a way that results in sustainable and efficient use of resources by both partners and other relevant bodies
  • Commitment to the values of the NHS long term plan, the NHS people plan, Nolan principles and the standards for members of NHS boards and governing bodies in England
  • Awareness and appreciation of social justice

Experience

  • Experience of working in a collective decision-making group at a senior level in a collaborative, efficient and effective manner
  • Experience of complex and politically sensitive situations and environments.
  • Experience of contributing at a committee level in a lay/independent capacity to identify and address issues
  • Demonstrated commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to securing or supporting improvements for patients or the wider public

Skills

  • Confidence to question information and explanations supplied by others, who may be experts in their field
  • Ability to remain independent and take an objective view, seeing issues from all perspectives
  • Confidence in constructively challenging information and explanations provided by others
  • Ability to communicate effectively, listening to others and actively sharing information in a variety of contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, to lead in a creative environment which enables people to collaborate

Desirable Knowledge, Experience & Skills

  • Working in an Executive, Lay or Non-Executive related role in a regulated environment or body
  • Passionate about the place and meeting the health and care needs of its population
  • Leadership of equality, diversity and inclusion practice and its promotion, creating inclusive cultures at a senior level

Personal Attributes and Values

  • Model’s respect and a compassionate and inclusive leadership style with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Creates and lives by the values of openness and transparency embodied by the principles of public life and in Our People Promise
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to public sector and NHS values.

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