Nov 172017
 

Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24 - Members

Reference: 1349

Remuneration: £8169 per annum

Location: Edinburgh, and to other locations throughout Scotland

Closing date: 15 December 2017 at midnight

Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24

Non-Executive Board Member appointments

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.

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) at the frontline of NHS Scotland, provides an emergency, unscheduled and scheduled service to people across mainland Scotland and its island communities. As a national board, we offer a vital link for patients and the wider NHS supporting service change and development through a paramedic-led emergency service with enhanced clinical skills and competencies. Our core function is to respond to patients when they need us, provide clinical treatment and care, and ensure patients are routed quickly and efficiently to the care they need. SAS is looking for one new member to join its Board.

NHS 24 (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.

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.

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

  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • an ability to build effective relationships with stakeholders who have competing interests;
  • an ability to contribute to ‘bigger picture' (eg strategic) thinking;
  • an ability to analyse and review complex issues;
  • an ability to influence decision making and challenge constructively; and
  • understanding and experience of ensuring effective governance

There is one additional specific desirable requirement for the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24.

  • SAS - Knowledge/understanding of diverse communities and stakeholder engagement.
  • NHS 24 - A background in accountancy or business management at a senior level.

You may have a natural aptitude in these areas or you may have gained them by being active in your community, in a voluntary capacity or through your personal experience.

Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on the Boards of Scotland's public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities and people aged under 50.

For more specific detail of the particular requirements of the roles, please see the person specification, which forms part of the application pack. Also included in the pack is more detailed information about SAS and NHS 24 and their role within NHS Scotland.

  • Remuneration: The remuneration for both the SAS and NHS 24 role is £8,169 per annum.
    All payments are non-pensionable. 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 and you should be able to demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board's ongoing business needs. The time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events.
    By the nature of a non-executive member role, the time commitment will vary week to week and you should be able to demonstrate an adequate degree of flexibility to attend at a greater frequency subject to the Board's ongoing business needs. The time will be a mix of daytime Board meetings, committee meetings, reading documents and attending stakeholder events.
    For the SAS and NHS 24 members role, the time commitment is an average of eight hours a week (52 days per year).
  • 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: Although meetings for the Boards will normally be held in their main offices, they may on occasion be held elsewhere throughout Scotland.
    The meetings for the SAS Board will normally be held in Edinburgh.Meetings for the NHS 24 Board will normally be held in Glasgow.
  • Interviews: Interviews will be held on 1 & 2 February 2018.

We look forward to receiving your application.

For full information on the appointments, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 15 December 2017.

Appointments to both the SAS and NHS 24 Boards are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

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

SAS is offering the opportunity to discuss the role with a current Board member. To arrange this, please contact Shy Das-Bharadwa, PA to Chair and Chief Executive, on 0131 314 0100 or by emailing shyamali.das-bharadwa@nhs.net.

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.

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 Public.appointments@gov.scot , or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.

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