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Remuneration:£8,416 per annum  


Closing date:15 November 2019 at midnight 

Lanarkshire NHS Board Member appointment

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.

This is an exciting time to join NHS Lanarkshire, as we strive to deliver a healthier future for our communities through our bold and ambitious vision of service redesign and transformation - Achieving Excellence

We are planning for a new replacement Hospital for University Hospital Monklands whilst also working with our 2 Integration Joint Boards to shift the balance of care so that we have an integrated health and social care system, where patients are able to stay healthy at home or in a community setting as long as possible.  We are also cementing our relationships with our academic colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of the West of Scotland and  Strathclyde University through Strategic Partnerships to formalise and develop our shared research, teaching and knowledge exchange programmes.

NHS Lanarkshire is looking for one 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.  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 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.

You must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • NHS Scotland Values

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about improving the health of the population of Lanarkshire

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively

  • Ability to build effective relationships with people who have competing interests

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

  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues

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 develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require. 

The Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are not fully reflected 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 Lanarkshire 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:  The meetings for Lanarkshire NHS Board are normally held in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.

Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on Friday 17th January in Bothwell. 

Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role, you are welcome to contact the Chair, Mrs Neena Mahal, by calling Jacqueline Murdoch, Executive Assistant to the Chair & Chief Executive, on 01698 858176; or by emailing jacqueline.murdoch@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk.

You can also find out more by attending an Information Event NHS Lanarkshire are holding on:

Wednesday 6 November from 6.00pm to 8.00pm


The Ken Corsar Medical Education Training Centre (METC)

NHS Lanarkshire, Kirklands Headquarters, Fallside Road, Bothwell G71 8BB

If you wish to attend, please register your place for this event via EventBrite - www.eventbrite.com/e/nhs-lanarkshire-information-event-non-executive-board-member-vacancy

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 15th November 2019.

Appointments to Lanarkshire 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.


Additional Information

  1. Application Information Pack
  2. FAQs