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Member appointment: Post 3 Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee

This appointment is closed and is displayed for reference only. 


Remuneration:£8,416 per annum  


Closing date:28 June 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 this opportunity to anyone else you think may be interested.

The Golden Jubilee Foundation is unique within the NHS. A national institution, independently run by its own NHS Board, the Golden Jubilee Foundation is helping to re-define the concept of the public hospital, with a vision of “Leading Quality, Research and Innovation” for NHSScotland.  

As a non-executive member of the Board, you will you will have a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation’s strategic direction in addition to contributing to scrutinising performance, and discharging governance and accountability functions.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.  

NHSScotland’s values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision are: care and compassion; dignity and respect; openness, honesty and responsibility; and, quality and teamwork and 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. 

This is one of three posts the Golden Jubilee Foundation are seeking to fill.  

For this post (Post 3), we are looking for someone who will be able to take on the Chair of the Foundation’s statutory clinical governance committee.  Clinical governance is the set of systems through which NHS Organisations in Scotland are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

You do NOT necessarily need to be clinically qualified yourself, but you will need to have strong chairing skills and demonstrate commitment to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

You must also be able to demonstrate:

  • NHSScotland Values

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively

  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues

  • Ability to contribute to longer term planning by seeing the bigger picture 

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 role, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.  Also included in the pack is more detailed information about the Golden Jubilee Foundation and its role within NHSScotland. 

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 for the Golden Jubilee FoundationBoard will normally be held in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, although they may on occasion be held elsewhere around Scotland. 

Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on 27th and 29th August 2019 in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital & Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Clydebank.  

Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Golden Jubilee Foundation Chair, Susan Douglas-Scott, by calling Cheryl Prentice, Personal Assistant to the Chair on 0141 951 5059; or by emailing cheryl.prentice@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

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 28th June 2019. 

Appointments to the Golden Jubilee FoundationBoard 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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