Mar 042021

Members - Lanarkshire NHS Board

Reference: 3897
Remuneration: £8,842 per annum
Location: Lanarkshire
Closing date: 24 March 2021 at midnight

NHS Lanarkshire is looking for two new members to join its Board.

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 these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

This is an exciting and challenging time to join the Board of NHS Lanarkshire as we strive to respond to the challenges of Covid-19 by transforming how we deliver health and care for our communities. The pandemic has had a significant impact on society and NHS Lanarkshire has had to re-prioritise its services and activities. This has also provided opportunities to support innovation and develop sustainable services with high quality, person centred, safe and effective care firmly at the heart of our strategic plans.

Key priorities for the Board as we reshape our services include refreshing our Healthcare Strategy “Achieving Excellence” and delivering our exciting vision to build a new state of the art University Hospital Monklands, whilst building on our culture of working in partnership with our staff and communities. However, this pandemic has also exacerbated the health inequalities within our society and we must ensure that addressing health inequalities is integral to anything we do.

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 needs of the communities of Lanarkshire 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.

In addition to the values highlighted above, we have identified the following two skill sets within priority criteria for these posts as they are of particular importance to NHS Lanarkshire at this time.

  • Post 1: Capital project expertise
  • Post 2: Health inequalities insights

There are other essential requirements which are specific to each of the posts and full details of these can be found in the Person Specification, which forms part of the Information for Applicants pack.  Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Lanarkshire and its role within NHS Scotland.

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 who are under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and people aged under 50.

Applicants for public appointments must be legally entitled to work in the UK.  Please see the Information for Applicants pack for further information.

  • 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.  There may be the opportunity for you to commit more time to the role, but the Chair would discuss this with you.  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:  The meetings for Lanarkshire NHS Board are normally held in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, but may on occasion be held elsewhere in the NHS 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 19th, 20th and 21st April 2021.  Given the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and any restrictions which might be in place, we are currently planning for the 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 these face to face, which would be in Bothwell.
  • Further information:  If you would like to discuss these opportunities in more detail, you are welcome to contact the Chair, Mrs Neena Mahal, by calling Jacqueline Murdoch, Executive Assistant to the Chair & Chief Executive, on 01698 752870; or by emailing

NHS Lanarkshire are holding an online Information Session on  Tuesday 9th March from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.  To register for this information session, please follow the link below and details on how to join the event will be sent out to you.

NHS Lanarkshire Board Member Recruitment Registration Form

For full information on the appointments, please read the Information for Applicants pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Wednesday 24th March 2021.

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 via the link below. 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 by calling Freephone 0300 244 1898; or by emailing

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