Members - NHS Highland
Remuneration:£8,169 per annum
Closing date:22 September 2017 at midnight
If you are looking for a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you. 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 Highland’s catchment area comprises the largest and most sparsely populated part of the UK. It is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 320,000 people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.
NHS Highland is looking for three people who are interested in becoming non-executive members of the Board and who share the NHSScotland values which guide the work of the Board in everything that it does. These values are care and compassion; dignity and respect; openness, honesty and responsibility; and, quality and teamwork. Board members are responsible for ensuring delivery of services of the highest possible quality through strategic leadership of NHS Highland, through ensuring appropriate use of the organisation’s resources, and through shaping the culture of NHS Highland and of the partnerships in which it works.
An essential requirement for all these posts is that you can demonstrate knowledge about or connection to the delivery of health and social care services in the area served by the Board.
You must also be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- seeing the ‘bigger picture’; and
- challenging the views of others in a constructive and supportive way.
In addition, for one of these posts, we are looking for someone who has the levels of financial, audit and risk experience to enable them to participate immediately as a member of the Audit Committee, with the possibility of taking up the role of Chair of that Committee in due course.
We are also keen to receive applications from residents in the Argyll & Bute area, but this is not an essential requirement.
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 grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.
Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on the Boards of Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities andpeople 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 Highland and its role within NHS Scotland.
Remuneration: £8,169 per annum (non-pensionable) is payable. 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 on average the role will take up around 8 hours 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 and its Committees will normally be held in Inverness, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.
Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 30th and 31st October in Inverness.
Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, David Alston by calling Seonaidh Laing, Personal Assistant to the Chair on 01463 704953; or by emailing email@example.com.
For full information on the appointments, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.
Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 22nd September 2017.
Appointments to Highland NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.
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.