News: New board member for the Mental Health Commission for Scotland needed with lived experiences of being an unpaid carer

Joel Hockney News

A previous Mental Welfare Commission Board member will leave their role in March after eight years, and a new individual with experiences as a family carer is being sought after for the board.

As a non-executive member of the Board, the successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in ensuring the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the organisation and play their part in providing strategic leadership and direction.

The previous member, Paul Dumbleton had this to say for potential candidates:

I’d certainly encourage them. There are a lot of opportunities to learn new things and there are lots of opportunities to really influence the Commission. For people who don’t have Board experience, don’t be put off – you will be supported in learning about financial and other management issues, either within the Commission, through CIPFA workshops and courses, or through Scottish Government training.”

You can find the full interview here.

Applications are open until Friday 11 January 2019, with interviews expected to be held on Wednesday 20 February in Edinburgh.

For more information on the role, find the job advert here.

If you would like to find out more about the role, contact the Chief Executive, Colin McKay, on 0131 313 8784.


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