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Come on Board

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Do you want the chance to improve and protect your local NHS?

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is looking for local people with the necessary skills or experience to consider joining its Board – and you don’t need to be a health expert or have previous Board experience.

NHSGGC Chairman John Brown said: “Being a non-executive director on our Board is a rewarding and challenging opportunity.

“It’s a large board – in fact it’s the largest single health authority in the UK – with big responsibilities to help steer the strategic development of NHSGGC to deliver safe and sustainable patient care to more than one million people.

“We are looking for people from all walks of life who are interested in health.  Some of our members bring experience from their own respective area of expertise, such as social work or as community workers. Others have a financial or education background. Some members are retired healthcare professionals or have held senior civil servant positions. We’ve also benefited from the experience of retired chartered accountants and retired church leaders.”

The board currently has 27 directors – all appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing and they usually serve for a minimum of four years.

Mr Brown added: “There’s plenty of support to bring new board members up to speed with the complexities of NHSGGC – an organisation which employs 38,000 staff and delivers all aspects of community and hospital healthcare. It’s a great ongoing development opportunity to be part of one of the most important public sector organisations in Scotland.”

The time commitment required can vary, but is usually about three days a month. For this commitment, you would receive circa £8,000 a year and essential travel expenses are covered.

NHSGGC is holding awareness sessions for people interested in becoming a non-executive director. The sessions will be held in Maryhill Community Central Hall, Glasgow G20 7YE on Wednesday 16 March at 4pm and 7pm. If you would like to know more please get in touch with John Hamilton 0n 0141 201 4608 or email [email protected].

Applications for these positions close on Friday 25 March.

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