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Lay Representative

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Lay Representative
Fixed Term for 1 year
Maximum of 10 days per year
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Westbridge Place
£150 per full day / £75 per half day
03/03/2020 23:59

Health Education England is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from discrimination. Health Education England supports the values and pledges of the NHS Constitution. 

We are committed to being a diverse and an inclusive employer and will build a culture where all employees are valued, respected and acknowledged. We strive to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, colour, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, transgender status, HIV status, social background, trade union membership or non-membership and is placed at a disadvantage by requirements or conditions that cannot be shown to be justifiable.  

HEE have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently.  We are proud to showcase our Disability Confident Employer accreditation, being an Inclusive Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, our bronze award from the Defence Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships and Tommy’s pregnancy at work scheme.

The East Midlands team of Health Educational England (HEE EM) are recruiting new Lay Representatives. Lay Representatives enables HEE to put patients and the public at the heart of education, training and workforce planning process. Lay Representatives play a key role not only in the quality management of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education but to the wider work of HEE in the East Midlands.

Involvement of the Lay Representative in the work of HEE EM is to ensure transparency, robust decision making, inclusiveness and accountability by acting as an essential bridge between patient and public representation and HEE EM. The Lay Representative will provide scrutiny and assurance to the work of the HEE EM.

We are looking for applications from the general public. It is important that applicants have a keen interest in the NHS and can listen and add value to what is being said. We need representatives who can challenge us, help us think about the bigger picture and find solutions from a non-clinical perspective.

Lay Representatives will work alongside professional programme managers and we need people with good communication and people skills.

We are looking for people who are committed to developing an understanding of both the role of HEE in the East Midlands and why the patient and public voice is central to the effective decision making relating to issues affecting health education and training.


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