Previous Opportunities

Member Appointments

8,088 per annum (non-pensionable)
This position is now closed to applications.


If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding and worthwhile opportunity, we would like to hear from you.  Applications are invited from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service and are committed to the NHS in Scotland.

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a public sector organisation that has been providing services to NHSScotland for over 30 years.  It works at the heart of the health service, providing strategic support services and expert advice crucial to the delivery of effective healthcare to patients and the public.  It also offers its expertise and national scale shared services more widely across the public sector in support of public service reform and, in particular, the integration of health and social care.  In supporting Scotland’s health, NSS works closely with all its partner organisations, especially the NHS Boards, Integration Joint Boards and other public bodies, in the delivery of its services.  NHS NSS employ around 3,400 dedicated and highly specialised staff based in a number of locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Livingston.  It has an annual budget of approximately £390m.

NHS NSS is looking for two new members to join its Board with previous senior executive or non-executive experience; or experience of delivering organisational objectives in a complex financial environment.  As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to support the delivery of better health and better care through the provision of a wide range of national and shared services.

The roles are as challenging as they are rewarding – and you will be offered training to support you in this role. The role takes up on average 8 hours a week – in exchange for £8,088 (non-pensionable) a year plus reasonable travel and subsistence costs, dependant-carer expenses and support required to help you carry out your duties effectively.  Appointments 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: Please pass on details of these opportunities to anyone else you think may be interested.

We encourage applicants to apply online, however, a downloadable application form is available.  If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, please contact Public Appointments, Wellbeing and Diversity (PAWD) on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or fax on 0131 244 3833, by email at, or by writing to PAWD, Scottish Government, E1 Spur, Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD.

It is expected that interviews will be held on 28th, 29th (am) September and 2nd October 2015 in Edinburgh.

Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 21st August 2015.

Appointments to the NHS NSS Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.