is looking for new members to join its board and help shape the region’s
Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will appoint three new non-executive board
members. The new members will be expected to play a central role in guiding
strategies to address the health priorities and health care needs of people
living in Lothian.
Houston, Chairman of NHS Lothian board, said: “We are looking for diverse
candidates with a wide range of skills and experience. The NHS impacts on
everyone’s lives at one time or another and this is a fantastic opportunity to
get involved in improving, sustaining and protecting the health of our local
“This is a
challenging but rewarding role. The successful candidates will join a dedicated
team and play an important part in shaping healthcare and ensuring services
meet the needs of local communities.”
members will be recruited for a period of up to four years. The role will
require a part-time commitment of around eight hours a week and will include
tasks such as attending board and committee meetings, background reading and
operational site visits.
Allan, who joined NHS Lothian’s Board as a non-executive member seven years
ago, said: “The role is much more than going to meetings. It’s about participating in
decision making, reviewing the challenges and successes and planning the way
forward. As non-executive members we have a unique opportunity to take part and
be involved in our local health services and shaping how they are delivered,
day in and day out.”
application pack and full details please visit the public appointments website:
www.appointed-for-scotland.org. The closing date for
applications is 21 April 2017.
• NHS Lothian is responsible for meeting the health needs of the second largest
residential population in Scotland - around 850,000 people. NHS Lothian employs
approximately 26,000 staff and provides a comprehensive range of primary,
community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Edinburgh,
Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. Several of its renowned specialties
serve people across south-east Scotland and nationally.
• The role of board member will take up around eight hours a week – in exchange
for £8,169 (non-pensionable). Appointment will be for up to four 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.
• Appointments to Lothian NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for
Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.