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NHS Highland looking to recruit new adviser on cultural change

By Gregor White

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NHS Highland says it want to "resolve our past challenges and create an environment where colleagues are valued"

The role of External Advisor (Culture) has been advertised with a remit to provide advice and to challenge and have oversight of plans and progress within a Culture Programme.

Professor Boyd Robertson, interim chair of NHS Highland, said: "This is an exciting opportunity for a professional with a track record of advising on and delivering culture change, business transformation and organisational development in a business, consultancy or academic environment.

"I will personally be leading the selection of this role to complement our existing resource with additional expertise to take forward our Culture Programme and hold us to account for delivery of the plans."

The role is for eight hours a week on an initial fixed-term contract of 18 months.

It will pay £8416, based on a full-time equivalent wage of £39,450.

The role will require regular travel to Inverness, but the postholder would not be required to be in Inverness every week.

The board says that in order to ensure an independent, external voice the post is not open to current employees, contractors or non executive directors of NHS Highland or other NHS Scotland boards.

More information on the role is available at https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/_Details.aspx?vacNo=601898

The importance of having an external voice at board level was raised in the Sturrock Report into bullying at NHS Highkand.

The announcement came after protesters at today's NHS Highland board meeting called for the resignation of board members who were in post when concerns over bullying were raised previously.

Related article: https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/bullying-victims-call-for-resignations-at-nhs-highland-board-meeting-186910/

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