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Tayside NHS Board Member

This is an exciting time of transformational change for NHS Tayside, and this is your chance to take on a rewarding and worthwhile opportunity and be part of the team who are designing and delivering changes which are improving performance and are developing the capability and capacity to return NHS Tayside to its place as one of the most innovative and best performing Health Boards in the UK.
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 Tayside is responsible for meeting the health needs and improving the health and wellbeing of over 400,000 people living in Tayside, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross.
NHS Tayside is looking for three new members to join its Board.  As a non-executive member of this Board, 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.  All successful candidates will be required to sit on one of the local Integration Joint Boards (IJB).
NHS Scotland’s values are at the heart of everything that this organisation does. These values, as outlined in the Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision, are: care and compassion; dignity and respect; openness, honesty and responsibility; and, quality and teamwork, and they guide the work of the Board in all that it 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.
For one of these positions, NHS Tayside are looking for an individual who has relevant clinical or health work experience.
In addition to this requirement and the values highlighted above, you must also be able to demonstrate the following:
• Knowledge about, or connection to, health and/or social care services in the area served by the Board
• Ability to influence decision making, work collaboratively and challenge constructively
• Analysis and decision making
• Longer term planning / Seeing the bigger picture
Although not essential for any of the roles, for two posts it would be helpful to the Board at this time if you had any of the following:
• Relevant experience of the voluntary sector; public health; or mental health
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.  You will be offered the training you need to make a strong contribution.
We value very highly the benefits of having different experience and points of view on our Boards.  Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from people with protected characteristics that are currently under-represented on The Board of Tayside NHS, such as: disabled people, LGBTI+ people, those from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50.
For further information on these appointments and to apply, please see: Scottish Government - Public Appointments (
The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 8th February.