Jun 112018

Members - Grampian NHS Board - Appointed for Scotland - Grampian Region

Reference: 1480
Remuneration: £8,251 per annum
Location: Grampian
Closing date: 29 June 2018 at midnight

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.

NHS Grampian is looking for two new members to join its Board.  It is expected that one of the successful candidates will become a member of one of the Integration Joint Boards.  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 priorities and health care needs of the resident population.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

An essential requirement for both of these posts is that you can demonstrate knowledge about or connection to the delivery of health and social care services in the area served by the Board.  You must also be able to demonstrate:

Post 1:

  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • an ability to build effective relationships with those who have competing interests;
  • an ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively;
  • an ability to analyse and review complex issues;
  • an ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture’ (eg strategic) thinking; and
  • financial, audit and risk experience

Post 2

  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • an understanding of health inequalities in the Grampian area;
  • personal experience of health and/or social care services as a service user, service provider, patient or carer; and
  • an ability to contribute effectively to the decision making of the Board

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 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 Grampian 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.

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 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.

Interviews:  It is expected that interviews will be held on 21 and 22 (am) of August in Aberdeen.

Further information:  If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, you are welcome to contact Laura Gray, Director of Corporate Communications and Board Secretary on 01224 554400, or by e-mailing laura.gray2@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 29th June 2018.

Appointments to Grampian NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

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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