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Remuneration:£165.08 per day 

Location:Glasgow or Edinburgh 

Closing date:27 January 2020 at midnight 

Appointment of a Member with experience of senior leadership in an NHS or Health and Social Care setting

The NHS impacts on everyone’s lives at one time or another and this could be your chance to get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of the population.  Healthcare Improvement Scotland is an organisation with many parts and one purpose - better quality health and social care for everyone in Scotland.

We have five key priorities. 

These are areas where we believe we can make the most impact and where we focus our efforts and resources.

  • Enabling people to make informed decisions about their care and treatment.

  • Helping health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve services.

  • Provide evidence and share knowledge that enables people to get the best out of the services they use and helps services improve.

  • Provide quality assurance that gives people confidence in the services and supports providers to improve.

  • Making the best use of resources, we aim to ensure every pound invested in our work adds value to the care people receive.

Remuneration:  The current fee is £165.08 per day.  Travel, dependant carer costs and reasonable business expenses are also met.

Time commitment:  The time commitment will vary week to week, but you must be able to make a firm commitment to spend two to four days per month (up to 48 days per year) on Board business.  This time will be a mix of daytime board meetings; committee meetings as well as development and strategy days, preparation for meetings and reading documents.  On average, HIS holds two or three Board meetings or development sessions and five Governance Committee meetings per quarter.  Non-executive members would be expected to be a member of up to three Governance Committees.

Period of Appointment: The term will be for up to four years, with the possibility of re-appointment for up to a further four years.  Any reappointment is subject to evidence of an effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.  Re-appointment is not automatic.  The total period of appointment must not exceed eight years.

Location:  The meetings for the HISBoard and its Governance Committees will normally be held either in HIS’s Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, but may on occasion be held elsewhere throughout Scotland

Interviews:  Interviews will be held 17 March 2020 in Glasgow. 

Further information:  If you would like to find out more about the role of HIS and its members please visit their website: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/

Full details of the skills, knowledge and experience required for these appointments are contained in the Applicant Information Pack.  You can access the pack via the link below.

Closing date for applications is 27 January 2020.

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people aged under 50.

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
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