Unremunerated with expenses covered
Picker is recognised as one of the pre-eminent sources of intelligence on how to measure and improve health and care quality from the perspective of patients, service users, and the public. Our approach ranges from system-level research to shape health and social care policy through to working with front line staff. Our aim is to understand, measure and improve peoples’ experiences of health and social care. Now is an exciting time to join the Board; already in 2021, we have been proud to have led the coordination of the NHS 2020 Staff Survey which used machine-based learning to process 600,000 responses and has given the NHS unprecedented depth of insight into their workforce; and later this summer we will be sharing the results of our ground-breaking first national survey for understanding children’s experience of cancer care, developed on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement.
The Role

We are now seeking up to three exceptional new Trustees to support the Board and bring their unique set of skills and experience to help further our aims. We are looking for people from a range of sectors who are leaders in their field; big picture thinkers who can also demonstrate a deep, personal commitment to person centred care. We are seeking people with a range of skills, including: a business leader with skills in organisational design and/or business development; a communications professional who has experience of raising the profile of a similar sized charity; and someone with a keen, forensic eye for numbers (although you do not necessarily need to be financially qualified).

For all three trustees we are looking for people with a strategic outlook, strong analytical ability, exceptional interpersonal skills, who are naturally collegiate and bring the personal credibility to contribute as part of an engaged and forward-thinking Board. We welcome applicants from all sectors who understand our context and share our passion for improving people’s experiences of person centred care. We are ideally looking for people who will have gained some trustee experience although we are open to one of the trustee roles being filled by someone ready to engage at this level. We are committed to widening the diversity of the Board and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • A detailed supporting statement that fully addresses all criteria listed within the person specification (up to 2 sides)
  • Details of two referees who we would be able to contact.

Recruitment Timetable
Preliminary interviews will happen across September and October via Zoom with our consultants at Starfish Search.

Candidates who are successful after meeting with Starfish Search will then be invited to meet with key stakeholders at Picker across September and early October. This may be held via Teams or in person – we will advise candidates later in the process with confirmed details
If in person, final panel interviews will take place at:

Picker Institute Europe
Buxton Court
3 West Way
Oxford OX2 0JB

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