Members - NHS Tayside
Remuneration:£8,416 per annum
Closing date:22 March 2019 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 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 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.
NHS Scotland’s values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision 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:
- care and compassion;
- dignity and respect;
- openness, honesty and responsibility; and
- quality and teamwork.
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. In addition to this requirement and the values highlighted above, you must also be able to demonstrate:
- Financial/audit/risk experience
- Ability to contribute to longer term planning
- Ability to challenge constructively
- Ability to analyse and review complex issues
- Ability to communicate effectively
Although not essential for either role, it would be desirable if you could also demonstrate:
- Transformational Change experience
You do not need to 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.
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 Tayside and its role within NHS Scotland.
Remuneration: £8,416 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 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 13 and 17 May 2019 in Dundee.
Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Interim Chair, John Brown by calling Elizabeth Duncan, Personal Assistant to the Chair, on 01382 740708, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 22nd March 2019.
Appointments to Tayside NHS Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.
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.