Invitations sought for Board Directors

Invitations are being sought for interested individuals to apply to be Board Directors for the ELR GP Federation.

Making an Application and the Appointment Process

Applications can be made online by using the link below

or by downloading the attached Job Description and Application Form and returning it to: [email protected]

Closing date: midnight 26th February 2016

Appointment will be made by an independently verified vote of the shareholders.


The key responsibilities of a Director will be:

  • Attend all Board meetings, appropriate Board Committees and Board development sessions;
  • Provide leadership and support for Directors and the senior management team;
  • Provide input, influence and oversight to the Federation’s Business Plan;
  • Review of Business plan and supporting implementation plans;
  • Assess and influence, on an ongoing basis, the progress of the Federation’s Business Plan;
  • Provide strategic financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget;
  • Input into the formulation and oversight of company policies and procedures;
  • Promotion of ELR GP Federation;
  • Active engagement and relationship building with shareholders, stakeholders and key partners;
  • Provide support and work collaboratively with the senior management team

Directors are expected to possess the following Board Level Competencies:

  • The ability to think strategically and plan ahead, to develop a clear vision and enthuse others, balancing needs and constraints;
  • A high level commitment to patient focus and the delivery of high quality, safe services in an innovative way;
  • Be accountable for board performance, probing and challenging as appropriate;
  • A high level of ability to gain support from shareholders, stakeholders, key partners influence and use political acumen;
  • Be committed to working as a team member;
  • The motivation to continually improve Federation performance and confidence to take on challenges; and
  • The ability to think clearly and creatively, make sense of complexity and clarify it for Board and Shareholders;

Length of term: Two years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of three consecutive terms, subject to prior approval of the Shareholders.

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors will meet once a month at ELR GP Federation headquarters. Meetings typically last three hours;
  • Attendance at the Annual General Meeting;
  • Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.
  • In addition to board of directors’ meetings, directors will be required to attend no more than two additional events/ board development meetings per year.

Expectations of board members:

  • Attend and participate proactively in meetings on a regular basis, and additional events.
  • Participate in Federation Committee meetings which will be held initially on a monthly basis.
  • Communicate and promote the Federation’s mission and plans to the shareholders, stakeholders and the wider community.
  • Have an excellent understanding of Federation finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Be familiar with the policies and procedures of the Federation.


  • £360 (4 hour session). £90 per hour and reimbursement of travel expenses for attendance at Federation meetings.
  • Board members will also be reimbursed for attendance at Federation Committee meetings and Board Development sessions at the rate of £90 per hour.
  • Remuneration will be kept under review as the Federation develops and grows.

For an informal discussion, please email Ian Razzell, Interim Chair of ELR GP Federation Working Group at [email protected]


Download the Job Description and Application Form below:

ELR GP Federation Director job description Final 080216 pdf

Director Application Form