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Member - Grampian NHS Board

Reference:3849 

Remuneration:£8,842 per annum  

Location:Aberdeen City  

Closing date:04 December 2020 at midnight 


NHS Grampian is looking for one new member to join its Board with particular experience of contributing to the delivery and/or maintenance of major built infrastructure / capital projects.


Through hospital and local based services, NHS Grampian is responsible for meeting the health needs of the half-million population spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities.  The Board oversees a budget of over £1 billion.  Since April 2016 NHS Grampian’s fully integrated Health and Social Care Partnerships became fully operational across their three Local Authority areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray and NHS Grampian works closely with the three Integration Joint Boards covering these areas.


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.  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.  The NHS Scotland values as outlined in the NHS Scotland Workforce Strategy Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision are:



  • care and compassion;

  • dignity and respect;

  • openness, honesty and responsibility; and,

  • quality and teamwork.


In addition to the values highlighted above, you must also be able to demonstrate the following:



  • Experience of contributing to the delivery and/or maintenance of major built infrastructure / capital projects

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to build effective relationships with people, both within and outwith the organisation

  • Ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively

  • Ability to analyse and review complex issues


As well as the above requirements, it would be desirable to the Board at this time if you also had either of the following:



  • Understanding or experience of the issues that can affect the quality of health and social care experience of ethnic or other minority groups in the North East of Scotland and how these can be addressed

  • Experience of digital transformation and understanding of how this impacts health and care systems.


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. 


Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are under-represented on the current Board, such as disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and people aged under 50. 


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.


For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the role, please see the the person specification, which forms part of the Applicant Information Pack.  Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Grampian and its role within NHS Scotland. 


Remuneration:   £8,842 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.  Should you be required to contribute more than the average 8 hours per week on a regular basis, then, at the discretion of the Board Chair, you may receive additional remuneration.


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 and its Committees will normally be held in Aberdeen, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS Board area.  You may be required to attend other events and meetings across the whole of the Board area.  As we continue to live with Covid-19, currently meetings are generally held remotely using a virtual platform, for which you will receive appropriate training and support.


Interviews:  Interviews will be held on 24th February 2021.  Given the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions which might be in place through the winter period, we are currently planning for interviews to be conducted via MS Teams.  We will review this nearer the time and if Public Health guidance indicates it is safe to do so, we may consider holding interviews face to face. 


Further information:  If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, you are welcome to contact the Chair, Professor Lynda Lynch on 01224 558675, or by e-mailing gram.grampianchair@nhs.scot.


For full information on the appointment, please read the Application Information Pack accessed via the link below.


Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 4th December 2020.


Appointments to Grampian NHS Board are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

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