People who are keen to improve and protect health services are being sought for an important role.

Bosses at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) want to hear from anyone who has the necessary skills or experience to serve on its board.

And they insist you don’t need to be a health expert or have previous board experience to get involved.

John Brown, NHSGGC chairman, 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 have an interest 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 35 non-executive directors, all appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, and they usually serve for a minimum of four years.

The time commitment required can vary but is usually about three days a month.

For this commitment, you would receive around £8,500 a year, as well as essential travel expenses.

Anyone who would like more information should call Elaine Vanhegan on 0141 201 4607 or email

Applications close on Friday, January 18.