NHS Tayside needs Board members

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NHS TAYSIDE is looking for two people to join its board as non-executive members.

NHS Tayside is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 400,000 people living in the area and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.

Non-executive members of the board play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health priorities and health care needs of the resident population and which will have a lasting impact on the delivery of health care in local communities across the area served by NHS Tayside.

If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding role which will have a lasting impact on the delivery of healthcare in Tayside, then NHS Tayside wants to hear from you.

NHS Tayside is looking for members from all walks of life and with different experiences.

You do not need to be a specialist, but the qualities NHS Tayside is looking for include sound common sense, a willingness to learn and a passion to improve patient care.

New non-executive members will be provided with training to support them in their role which will take up approximately eight hours a week. These appointments can last up to four years with the possibility of reappointment and, in exchange for their time, non-executive members will receive £8,008 a year.

Chairman of NHS Tayside Mr Sandy Watson said: “Being a non-executive member of the board can be challenging but it also hugely rewarding.

“Members know that the discussions they are involved in round the board table are shaping health services for the future and decisions that they are making will have a lasting impact on the delivery of healthcare in local communities across the area.

“One of NHS Tayside’s priorities is to work more closely with communities so that our services are built around people and communities and need to reflect their hopes, needs and aspirations and their hugely valuable skills. Non-executive members can make a difference to these relationships with communities and, ultimately, make a difference to everyone’s healthcare.”

For an application pack and full details visit the dedicated public appointments website: www.appointed-for-scotland.org.

Application packs can also be obtained by e-mail, post, telephone and fax by contacting the Scottish Government, HR Public Appointments Centre of Expertise, Saughton House (E1 spur), Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD, by calling 0800 015 8449 (Fax) 0131 244 3833, or by emailing paapplicationsmailbox@scotland.gsi.gov.uk Please include your name, address and the appointment that you are interested in.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday, February 15.