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Remuneration:£16,832 per annum 

Location:Dundee City  

Closing date:31 October 2019 at midday 

This is an exciting time of transformational change for NHS Tayside, and this is your chance to take on a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity and be part of the team who are designing and delivering changes which will improve performance and develop the capability and capacity to return NHS Tayside to its place as one of the most innovative and best performing Health Boards in the UK.

Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland.  Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

NHS Tayside is responsible for meeting the health needs and improving the health and wellbeing of over 400,000 people living in Tayside, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross. 

NHS Tayside is looking for two new members to join its Board.  As a non-executive member of this Board, you will have a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation’s strategic direction in addition to contributing to scrutinising performance, and discharging governance and accountability functions.  Both successful candidates will be required to sit on one of the local Integration Joint Boards (IJB). 

NHS Scotland’s values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, are: care and compassion; dignity and respect; openness, honesty and responsibility; and, quality and teamwork and guide the work of the Board in all that it does.  As a member of the Board, you will not only need to have the right skills, knowledge and experience for the role, but also be able to demonstrate behaviour aligned to these values.

For both these positions, NHS Tayside are looking for individuals who have relevant financial, audit or risk experience. 

In addition to this requirement and the values highlighted above, you must also be able to demonstrate for both posts the following:

  • Understanding the challenges facing NHS Tayside

  • Ability to contribute to longer term planning

  • Ability to challenge constructively

  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues

  • Ability to communicate effectively

You do not need to be an expert in health or have previous experience of being on a Board.  We are looking for people who have the capacity and commitment to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution. 

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are not fully reflected on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities, and people aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.  Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Tayside and its role within NHS Scotland. 

Remuneration:   The remuneration for the role is £16,832 per annum for 2 days, which is non-pensionable.  This includes remuneration for membership of an Integration Joint Board. You will also receive reimbursement for all reasonable travel and subsistence costs and any reasonable dependant-carer expenses incurred whilst undertaking Board duties and for support required to help you carry out your duties effectively. 

Time commitment:  The time commitment will vary week to week, but including the IJB commitment, the role will take up around 2 days per week.  This time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events.  You should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s ongoing business needs.   

Appointment details:  The term of appointment will be for up to 4 years.  When a term comes to an end, the skills the Board requires will be reassessed.  If you satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of your effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing you for a further term.  A non-executive member’s total period of appointment will not exceed eight years.

Location:  Meetings of the Board will normally be held in Dundee.  Meetings for other committees and the Integration Joint Boards are held across Tayside.

Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on 17-18 December in Dundee. 

Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Interim Chair, Mrs Lorna Birse-Stewart, by calling Elizabeth Duncan, Personal Assistant to the Chair, on 01382 740708, or by emailing elizabethduncan@nhs.net.

You may also be interested to note that there will be an opportunity for interested applicants to attend the Public Board Meeting on October 31st with an informal session with the Chair, Board Secretary and other Non-Executive Members after the Board meeting on that date.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received before midday on Thursday 31 October 2019.

Appointments to Tayside NHS Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.


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