Job Opportunity for Chair at South West Clinical Senate

Salary:  2 sessions / 2 PAs per week (0.2 WTE)

The South West Clinical Senate is looking to appoint a Chair to replace their current Chair who is retiring. The post is offered on a 2PAs per week basis or equivalent for those in different contractual arrangements and is open to all clinicians. The appointment will initially be made for a period of one year from the date of appointment with the option to extend.

Established in 2013, the South West Clinical Senate is responsible for providing independent clinical advice to commissioners on all aspects of clinical care and especially on complex pathways delivered across multiple health and social care communities. Following the abolition of the National Clinical Assessment Team (NCAT) in 2014, it now also assumes an important role in providing early clinical input and formal assurance of the clinical components of significant service reconfiguration proposed by Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships prior to public consultation.

The South West Clinical Senate have a strong Council of 40 clinical members and secured engagement from over 200 clinicians across the region through their Assembly as well as a Citizens’ Assembly of national repute. This is an exciting opportunity for real involvement in improving experience and outcomes for patients and will suit a clinician with proven ability as a clinical leader and the enthusiasm to drive change.

See the full job description and person specification here (now closed).

The deadline for applications is Sunday 6 August. Please submit your CV with a covering letter detailing your interest and what you would bring to the role by email to elliedevine@nhs.net . Interviews will be held on Wednesday 30 August in Bristol.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the role, please contact Dr Caroline Gamlin, Medical Director, NHS England South Region, South West (07770 322053), Ellie Devine, Clinical Senate Manager (0770 945 2230) or Dr Phil Yates, current Chair of the South West Clinical Senate (07979451538).

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