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Remuneration:£8,251 per annum  

Location:Dumfries & Galloway  

Closing date:31 May 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 Dumfries and Galloway is responsible for meeting the health and care needs and improving the health and wellbeing of around 147,000 people living in a largely rural setting across some 2,500  square miles stretching from Langholm in the east of the region through to Stranraer in the west of the region.   

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is looking for a new member 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.  It is highly likely that you will be asked to join an Integration Joint Board in the region.  We will ensure that you are offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.  

For this post, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • The NHSScotland Values

  • An understanding of the challenges facing the delivery of health and social care services in the area served by the Board

  • The ability to communicate effectively

  • The ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders who have competing interests

  • The ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively

  • The ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture’ (eg strategic) thinking

  • The ability to analyse and review complex issues

  • An understanding of organisational governance

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 Dumfries and Galloway 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.  Membership of an Integration Joint Board attracts an additional remuneration, paid at the discretion of the Board.

Time commitment:  The time commitment will vary week to week, but on average the role of a board member 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.   Membership of an Integration Joint Board will, on average, require an additional 16 to 24 hours 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:  Meetings of the Board will normally be held in Dumfries.  Meetings for other committees and the Integration Joint Board are held across the Dumfries and Galloway region.

Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on 9th of July in Dumfries.  

Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Board Chair, Nick Morris, by calling Linda McKie, Executive Assistant to the Chair on 01387 272743 or by emailing linda.mckie@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 31st May 2019. 

Appointments to Dumfries and Galloway 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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