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Members - Care Inspectorate Board

Reference:1547 

Remuneration:£174.50 per day 

Location:Dundee City  

Closing date:16 November 2018 at midnight 


Would you like to make a difference and contribute to the work of the Care Inspectorate?  If so, these are roles which may interest you.  Scottish Minsters are looking to make three new appointments to the Board of the Care Inspectorate from 1 March 2019.


The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards.  They also jointly inspect with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children.  Set up by Scottish Government, and accountable to ministers, it is their job to assure and protect everyone that uses these services.  They work to make sure everyone gets safe, high quality care that meets their needs.  Their 600 staff work across Scotland, inspecting thousands of services each year.


The Chair and the eleven members of the Board set the strategic direction of the Care Inspectorate, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by the Scottish Government.  Each member of the board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills, along with a passionate interest in social care.


Ministers are looking for those who have experience in:


* social work;


* finance;


* inspection and/or regulation.


Note that you can apply for more than one post


Those appointed will also need to demonstrate an ability to:


* examine and review complex issues and reach decisions;


* demonstrate you can work effectively in a team or group environment to deliver results;


* challenge constructively and influence decision as part of a group; and


* communicate effectively.


For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.  More detailed information about the Care Inspectorate is also in the pack. 


Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.  If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you through the application and selection process, you should contact the Scottish Government Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or at public.appointments@gov.scot.


Remuneration:   Members receive £174.50 per day.  Travel and subsistence allowances are also payable, however, the appointments are not pensionable.  


Time commitment:  The time commitment is up to two days per month.


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:  Board Meetings are usually held in the organisation’s headquarters in Dundee, however, can occasionally be held elsewhere.  


Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on 8th, 9th and 10th January in Edinburgh.  


Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact Gordon Weir, Interim Chief Executive, either by email at Gordon.weir@careinspectorate.com or on 01382 207122.


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 16th November 2018.


Appointments to the Care Inspectorate 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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