Scottish Ministers and NHS Scotland are currently recruiting for 2 non-executive members to join the NHS Forth Valley Board.
As a non-executive member of the Board, the successful applicants will be expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health priorities and health care needs across Forth Valley. Training is offered to board members to help them make a strong contribution.
For these positions, candidates must be able to demonstrate one of the following priority criteria:
- clinical experience (ideally in a primary care setting)
- experience of finance, audit or risk
For one of the roles, they are specifically looking for someone with clinical experience. However, the other position is open to people who have the capacity and commitment to grow into the role, to develop their skills and to learn new skills they may require.
NHS Forth Valley values the benefits of having different experience and points of view on their Boards. Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics who are currently underrepresented on the NHS Forth Valley Board, including: disabled people, women, LGBTI+ people, and those from minority ethnic communities.
Specific details on the particular requirements of the roles is available in the person specification, which forms part of the Applicant Information Pack. (Also included in the pack is more detailed information about NHS Forth Valley and its role within NHS Scotland.)
Remuneration pay is £8, 842 per annum (non-pensionable). Board members 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 carry out their duties effectively.
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. Applicants should also demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board’s ongoing business needs.
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 members satisfy the requirements of the new person specification at that time, and there is evidence of their effective performance, Scottish Ministers may consider reappointing them for a further term. However, a non-executive member’s total period of appointment in the same role will not exceed 8 years (2 terms).
The NHS Forth Valley Board is based at Carseview House in Stirling.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th August and Wednesday 11th August. A decision will be made nearer to the time on how these will be conducted, taking in to account up to date Public Health guidance in relation to physical distancing. If it is not safe to meet, other arrangements will be considered, which may include conducting the interviews remotely by video link.
The deadline for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 23rd June.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, you are welcome to contact the NHS Forth Valley Chair, Janie McCusker, by phone: 01786 457211, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, or for further information (including the Applicant Information Pack), please visit the Public Appointments Scotland website.