Published on 27 Jan 2021

Ministers seeking to make up to five appointments to the HTA Board

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Ministers are seeking to make up to five appointments to the board of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).

As a Member of the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) you will:

  • Support the Chair in setting the strategic direction of the HTA, encouraging and enabling the HTA to be a first-class regulator of human tissue
  • Support the Chair in developing the HTA in-line with the organisation’s strategic aims while maintaining a positive, constructive and appropriate relationship with its stakeholders to ensure confidence in the work of the HTA
  • Provide an independent view, a substantive contribution, and constructive challenge at Board meetings and sub committees
  • Monitor the performance of the HTA’s Executive, holding it to account for the delivery of the HTA’s business plan, HM Treasury and Department of Health and Social Care requirements.

"This is a period of significant change and uncertainty in the health sector.

"Our underpinning strategic approach of building greater sustainability, resilience and agility has served us well.

"Whilst the fundamentals of the HTA’s approach remain intact, we are conscious that not only have new risks  emerged during the Covid 19 pandemic but also that there is a considerable amount of good practice from which we can learn.

"In joining the Board at this time, you will play a part in developing our next strategy to ensure that we can be an ever more proportionate, risk-based, data driven, intelligence-led and collaborative Regulator; building on our recent experience of regulating at a distance and adopting new ways of working."

Lynne Berry, HTA Chair


Person Specification

To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment:

  • Commitment to the objectives of the HTA and with the interest and drive to make a real contribution to the Board.
  • The ability to provide effective scrutiny and challenge to the Executive and to hold them to account for the delivery of performance and the delivery of its strategy.
  • The ability to think strategically and to exercise sound judgement on complex and sensitive issues.
  • The highest standards of personal propriety in relation to governance, accountability, risk and financial management.

In addition, candidates should bring skills and experience in one of the following areas:

  • Data and analytics as drivers for digital transformation.
  • Professional experience in any of the sectors regulated by the HTA.
  • Experience of organ donation and transplantation either from a patient or practitioner perspective.
  • Medical, clinical or research ethics.

You can find out more about the roles and how to apply on the HM Government Public Appointments website.