Lay Member - Job Vacancy

Lay Member – Self Care and Prevention Programme


In 2014, the Integration and Change Board (ICB), in conjunction with the Bradford Health and Wellbeing Board, published the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Economy Five Year Forward View. The Five Year Forward View sets out a plan for how NHS commissioners, local authorities and NHS providers will work together to transform and deliver services over the next five years. The overarching aim of the Forward View is to create a sustainable health and care economy that supports people to be healthy, well and independent.

Seven programmes have been established to deliver the transformational change set out in the Five Year Forward View – Self Care and Prevention is one of these programmes. The Self Care and Prevention Programme Board (SC&PP) has been established to oversee the development and implementation of the Self Care and Prevention Programme.

We are seeking a Lay Member to sit on the Self Care & Prevention Programme Board. The Board has been established to oversee the development and implementation of the Self Care and Prevention Programme, whose primary aims include:

  • To ensure people have greater choice and control over their own health and wellbeing and the care that they receive, and that people are recognised and valued as active partners in their own care

  • To develop a skilled and motivated health and social care workforce where providers have the confidence and tools to engage in collaborative conversations with people, embedding self care and prevention into all contacts

  • To value and make best use of community assets in Bradford District and Craven, including employers, volunteers and the third sector, as well as carers, and informal community networks


The role of the lay member is to ensure that the Board processes are fair, equitable and transparent and to bring knowledge and experience to develop and provide oversight to the programme. The successful candidate must be able to champion the voice of people within the district and have the confidence to constructively challenge appropriately. They should have excellent communication skills, experience of taking part effectively in multi-disciplinary discussions and an understanding of confidentiality and information governance.

Claiming out of pocket expenses is encouraged and will be reimbursed. The time commitment for this role will be approximately five hours per month, to cover preparation for and attendance at meetings. We would ideally like the successful applicant to commence in post as soon as possible.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Amraez Khan in the first instance on 01274 434920 or amraez.khan@bradford.gov.uk  Applications should be made in the form of a letter, setting out why you want the role and how your skills, knowledge and experience make you suitable for the post. You should also include contact details of two character references.

Please send applications to wsybcsu.humanresources@nhs.net and quote the job reference number 497-062. The closing date for applications is noon on 31st August 2015 and interviews will be held on the 2nd September 2015.

You can find the job description here.