Lay Representative Vacancies


Lay Representative

Region: North East and north Cumbria        

Grade: Not Applicable    

Contract: Contract for Services            

Salary: £25 per hour

Hours: Variable                    

Closing date: 24 February 2019

Interview date: 28 March 2019 – Newcastle

Induction day:  10th May 2019

The north east and north Cumbria team of Health Educational England (HEE NE) 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 north east and north Cumbria.  

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

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 north east and why the patient and public voice is central to the effective decision making relating to issues affecting health education and training.

Appointments are made on a contract for services basis and for an initial period of three years.  

Candidates interested in applying are welcome to have an informal discussion, please email to arrange a convenient time. 

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient number of applications have been received.  You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Documents to download

•    Lay Representative Application Pack
•    Application Form (word)
•    Health Education England Brochure

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.

HEE is committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and will build a culture where all people 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.