Leeds, West Yorkshire
SW1E, London
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Permanent, Part-time, Around 5 meetings per year (2 hours each, plus preparation time)
Job description

Remuneration Committee Chair and Trustee 

NHS Confederation

About us

The NHS Confederation is a charity which provides the voice of NHS leadership. We bring together the healthcare systems in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to help improve the health of patients and the public. To achieve our charitable objectives we have three core roles: 

  • to provide leadership across the healthcare system; 
  • to represent our members with politicians and government officials, and with national bodies, and to work in partnership with a range of organisations involved in improving health and care; 
  • to support our members improve the care of patients.  At all times we strive to work on behalf of our members both to address current challenges and to find sustainable solutions for the future. 

The Confederation group includes a number of networked organisations in England as well as offices in Wales and Northern Ireland that work individually and together to support members improve services for the benefit of patients and service users.

The role

We are seeking a trustee to join our board and to chair our Remuneration Committee. The purpose of the Remuneration Committee is to ensure that the organisation’s remuneration arrangements support its strategic aims and enables the recruitment, motivation and retention of senior staff while also complying with the requirements of regulation. 

As chair of the Remuneration Committee, you will work with the committee members to ensure that the committee complies with its terms of reference, including:

  • Determining and agreeing with the Board of Trustees the framework or broad policy specifically for the remuneration of the chief executive and very senior staff. 
  • Determining the policy for and scope of any cost of living increases or performance related increase or bonus for the chief executive and directors.
  • Determining the policy for and scope of annual cost of living or performance related award 
  • Ensuring the policy and application of the remuneration policy is equitable, fair and transparent
  • Overseeing any major changes in employee benefits structures throughout the organisation

As a trustee and member of the board you will additional responsibilities including: 

  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations. 
  • Ensuring the organisation uses its resources effectively to deliver the best outcomes for members.
  • Giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets. 
  • Safeguarding the reputation and values of the organisation. 

About You

We are looking for someone who has the ability to question intelligently, debate constructively, challenge rigorously and reach decisions dispassionately. 

You will have a good working knowledge of Remuneration Committee practices, the principles and practice of good charity governance and the role of the Remuneration Committee.

The offer

This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses are payable in accordance with the NHS Confederation’s expenses policy.

The Committee meets during office hours around 5 times per year lasting about 2 hours, plus preparation time. The meetings can be in Leeds or London although we are currently working from home. There will be occasional training sessions.

To apply

To apply please submit a CV and brief cover letter by noon on 2nd April 2021. Interviews will take place on the morning of the 12th April 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

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Refreshed on: 12 April 2021
Closed date: 15 April 2021
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Tags: Governance