Jun 182018

Members - NHS 24 and Golden Jubilee Foundation

Reference: 1484

Remuneration: £8,251 per annum

Location: Various locations throughout Scotland

Closing date: 06 July 2018 at midnight

If you are looking for a challenging, 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.

NHS 24 is responsible for the delivery of clinical assessment and triage, health advice and information by telephone and online services to the population of Scotland 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. NHS 24 is also Scotland's provider of a national telehealth service. NHS 24 is looking for one new member to join its Board.

The Golden Jubilee Foundation is unique within the NHS. A national institution, independently run by its own NHS Board, the Golden Jubilee Foundation is helping to re-define the concept of the public hospital, with a vision of “Leading Quality, Research and Innovation” for NHSScotland. The Golden Jubilee Foundation is looking for two new members to join its Board.

This is an exciting time to join an NHS Board. The publication of the Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Delivery Plan set out a programme to further enhance health and social care services; working so the people of Scotland can live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting.

As a non-executive member of these Boards, you will have a key role in supporting the delivery of the organisation's strategic direction in addition to contributing to scrutinising performance, and discharging governance and accountability functions. These roles are as challenging as they are rewarding – and you will be offered the training you'll need to make a strong contribution.

NHSScotland's values are at the heart of everything that these organisations do. These values, as outlined in the NHSScotland Workforce Strategy 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 one of these Boards, 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.

For both of these posts you must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • seeing the ‘bigger picture'; and
  • challenging the views of others in a constructive and supportive way.

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 24 and Golden Jubilee Foundation and their 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: The meetings for the NHS 24 Board will normally be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Meetings for the Golden Jubilee Foundation Board will normally be held in the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, although they may on occasion be held elsewhere around Scotland.

Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on the 5th and 6th Septemberin the Golden Jubilee National Hospital & Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Clydebank. If you are invited for interview to be considered for both the NHS 24 and Golden Jubilee Foundation posts, this will be one interview during which all of the criteria relevant to both sets of posts will be assessed. If you have applied for a post in only one of the boards and are invited for interview, you will be assessed on the relevant criteria for that board.

Further information: If you would like to find out more about the roles on either of these Boards, you are welcome to contact:

  • NHS 24 is offering the opportunity to discuss the role with a current Board member. To arrange this, please contact Joanne McLean, PA to Chair and Chief Executive, on 0141 337 4538 or by emailing joanne.mclean@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk.
  • Golden Jubilee Foundation Chair, Susan Douglas-Scott, by calling Cheryl Prentice, Personal Assistant to the Chair on 0141 951 5059; or by emailing cheryl.prentice@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk.

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 6th July 2018.

Appointments to both these Boards 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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