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To ensure the views of the people of Dumfries and Galloway are represented in local health decisions NHS Dumfries & Galloway is recruiting up to two new Non-Executive board members.

Applications for these key strategic positions are being sought from people across Dumfries and Galloway who have a wide and varied range of backgrounds and experience.

Mr Phil Jones, Chairman of NHS Dumfries & Galloway, said: “As a non- executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a key role in guiding the strategies which address the health and care needs of the people of Dumfries and Galloway. 

“You do not need to be a health expert or have prior experience of the NHS but you will need to demonstrate a commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

“These are challenging and rewarding roles and you will be offered training and support to learn any new skills required.”

NHS Dumfries & Galloway is asking people with an interest in health, but who may not have thought of being a Non-Executive board member, to consider applying.

The Non-Executive posts involve a commitment of eight hours a week for a remuneration of £8,008 per annum. The hours can be flexible so that Non Executive Director roles can be combined with other commitments.

For an application pack and full details on this and other public appointments please visit the dedicated public appointments website: www.appointed-for-scotland.org

Completed application forms must be received on or before Friday 7 November 2014.

Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50. Appointments to Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland. Applicants will be appointed on merit, and we are committed to diversity and equality.

To arrange an informal discussion with Phil Jones, Chairman NHS Dumfries & Galloway, call Linda Mckie on 01387 272743 or e-mail linda.mckie@nhs.net