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Reference:1530 

Remuneration:£8,251 per annum  

Location:Stirling  

Closing date:12 October 2018 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 Forth Valley is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 300,000 people living in Forth Valley, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for populations covering a geographic area from Killin and Tyndrum in the North and Strathblane and Bo’ness in the South.


NHS Forth Valley is looking for two new members to join its Board.  As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health and social care priorities and care needs of the resident population and monitor the performance of the Board in delivering these.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.  


An essential requirement for 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. 


*  an ability to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders who have competing interests;


*  an ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture’ (eg strategic) thinking;


*  an ability to analyse and review complex issues; and


*  an ability to question, challenge and debate constructively.


In addition to the above requirements, for one of the posts being filled, we are looking for someone who will also bring financial experience to enable them to participate in the Audit and Finance Committees for both the NHS Board and Integration Joint Board.


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.  


The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented 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 Forth Valley and its role within NHS Scotland.  


Remuneration:   £8,251 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 Stirling, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.


Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on 13th and 14th November in Stirling.  


Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chairman, Mr Alex Linkston, by calling Emma Bloy, Personal Assistant to the Board Chair, on 01786 457210, or by emailing emma.bloy@nhs.net.


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


Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 12th October 2018. 


Appointments to Forth Valley NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. 


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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