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Council Member Scotland 2022


What are we looking for?

The Council is keen to ensure that we have the voices and perspectives we need to shape our discussions and inform our decisions. We are therefore particularly seeking professionals who can bring current or recent midwifery expertise for this role.

We want the Council to reflect the diversity of our communities and the expertise of the professions we regulate. We know that drawing on a broader range of knowledge, experience and insight will help us make better decisions. If you need any help or adjustments to carry out the role, we are happy to do that. We are keen to hear from people with the right expertise and skills whatever your background.

Set out below are the competencies we will use to assess applicants to help you decide if you have the right qualities to apply.

  • You will need to explain how your expertise, experience, knowledge, and skills match the critical competency and all the essential competencies below.
  • These examples can be from any aspects of your life or work.
  • Your statement should include specific and detailed examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the competencies – what you personally did and the outcomes you achieved.

We will assess your application against the critical and essential competencies at every stage of the selection process.

Critical competency for this role: on this occasion, we are particularly looking for people who can bring:

C1: Expertise in midwifery, demonstrated by a track record of –

  • current or recent experience of leading and managing maternity services, and/or influencing midwifery practice and service delivery through education, research, or policy; and
  • Evidence of providing midwifery care during the course of your career.

Essential competencies: you will need to demonstrate that you meet all the below competencies. Please note that you can provide evidence of these competencies from any aspect of your life, experiences and activities, not just through your professional role.

E1 Understanding of, and commitment to, the protection of the public through professional regulation.

E2 Clear appreciation of the non-executive role, and how executives should be held to account through constructive challenge.

E3 Ability to contribute to an organisation at a strategic level, demonstrating analytical skills and sound judgement.

E4 Capacity to understand and contribute to the organisational and business issues with which the Council deals.

E5 Ability to work successfully as part of a team, respecting and listening to others, earning the respect of colleagues, and contributing constructively to collective decision-making processes.

E6 Understanding of the role of a charity trustee, and capacity to fulfil this role effectively.

E7 Personal commitment to good governance and upholding the recognised principles of public life.