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NHS Western Isles - Board Members

NHS Western Isles is looking for two new members to join its Board. 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 care needs of the resident population and monitor the performance of the Board in delivering these. You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.

NHS Western Isles is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 26,950 people living in the Western Isles, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, mental health, primary and community services.

NHS Scotland’s values are at the heart of everything that this organisation 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. The NHS Scotland values as outlined in the NHS Scotland Workforce Strategy Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision are:

• care and compassion;
• dignity and respect;
• openness, honesty and responsibility; and,
• quality and teamwork.

In addition to the values highlighted above, you must live in the Western Isles and be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Knowledge about and connection to the delivery of health and social care services in the area served by the Board.
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to contribute effectively to the decision making of the Board

Although not essential for either of the roles, it would be helpful to the Board at this time if you also had the following:

• Digital technology expertise

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.

For further information on these appointments and to apply, please see: http://bit.ly/3v9rirL