NHS Orkney

Orkney NHS Board - Member Appointments

NHS Orkney is responsible for meeting the health needs of over 20,000 people living in the Orkney Islands and provides a comprehensive range of primary and community-based healthcare as well as some acute hospital services for Orkney residents. Other acute services are provided mainly in Aberdeen by NHS Grampian and in Inverness by NHS Highland.
NHS Orkney is looking for three 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 priorities and health care needs of the resident population and which will have a lasting impact on the delivery of healthcare in local communities across the area served by NHS Orkney
As such, these roles are as challenging as they are rewarding – and you will be offered the training you’ll need to excel. The roles take up at least 8 hours a week – in exchange for £7,332 (non-pensionable) a year plus reasonable travel and subsistence costs, dependant-carer expenses and support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.  Appointment will be for up to 4 years, with the possibility of re-appointment subject to evidence of effective performance and to satisfying the requirements of the person specification for the role at the time of re-appointment.
For an application pack and full details on these and other public appointments, please visit the dedicated public appointments website: www.appointed-for-scotland.org
Alternatively, application packs can be obtained by e-mail, post, telephone and fax. You should provide your name, address and the appointment that you are interested in, to the Scottish Government, HR Public Appointments Centre of Expertise, Saughton House (E1 spur), Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD, by calling (Freephone) 0800 015 8449 (Fax) 0131 244 3833, or by emailing paapplicationsmailbox@scotland.gsi.gov.uk 
It is expected that interviews will be held on the 21st and 22nd May 2012 in Kirkwall.
Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 30 March 2012.
Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.
Appointments to Orkney NHS Board are regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland. 

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