Would you like to make a difference and contribute to the work of the Care Inspectorate? If so, there are roles which have just been advertised and which may interest you.
Scottish Minsters are looking to make-up to three appointments to the Board of the Care Inspectorate from 1 March 2018.
The Care Inspectorate regulates and inspects care services in Scotland to make sure that they meet the right standards. They also jointly inspect with other regulators to check how well different organisations in local areas work to support adults and children. Set up by Scottish Government, and accountable to ministers, it is their job to assure and protect everyone that uses these services. They work to make sure that everyone gets safe, high quality care that meets their needs. Their 600 staff work across Scotland, inspecting thousands of services each year.
The Chair and the eleven members of the Board set the strategic direction of the Care Inspectorate, taking into account legislation and policy guidance set by the Scottish Government. Each member of the board brings a wealth of experience and wide-ranging skills, along with a passionate interest in social care.
Ministers are looking for those who have:
- experience of caring for someone who is using, or has used, social care and/or social work services; or
- strategic experience of Local Government or Integration Authorities; or
- strategic experience of social care provision or commissioning gained in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.
Those appointed would also need to demonstrate:
- ability to examine and review complex issues and reach decisions;
- ability to demonstrate you can work effectively in a team or group environment to deliver results;
- ability to challenge constructively and influence decision as part of a group; and
- ability to communicate effectively.
The appointments are for up to four years, with the possibility of reappointment.
Members receive £163.00 per day for a time commitment of up to two days per month.
Travel and subsistence allowances are also payable, however, the appointments are not pensionable.
Full information on the appointments is at www.appointed-for-scotland.org/. The closing date for applications is Friday, 15 December 2017.
Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people and people aged under 50.