Apply to be a citizen representative

How to apply

Download the full recruitment pack here.

Fill in the short application form..

Email a copy to Katie McWilliam katie.mcwilliam@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk by COB 15 November.

Completed expression of interest forms can also be printed and sent to:

  • Katie McWilliam – Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Business Centre 1.7
  • Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 8BG

Role summary

The role of the citizen representative is to make sure that the perspective of people with lived experience of using health and social care services is heard in all aspects of the business of the EIJB.

It is recognised that it is impossible for one person to represent the views of everyone who uses health and social care services in the city. Therefore, the role of the citizen representative is to provide a service user perspective, however we may ask citizen representatives to take part in events intended to seek the wider views of service users.

The citizen representative is a stakeholder member of the EIJB. This means that they can comment on and influence decision making but are a non-voting member.

 Main responsibilities and tasks

  • contribute to discussions, provide advice and scrutiny, and use their experience to give the perspective as a service user of health and social care services
  • participate in the planning and monitoring of the EIJB’s strategic plan, priorities and budgets as required by legislation
  • be an active member of the EIJB, suggest and influence changes to services or plans, add items to agenda, raise relevant points, and question meeting papers and accompanying evidence appropriately
  • develop good working relationships with other experts, professionals, and stakeholders
  • make contact and engage with other service users and represent their views in a balanced and objective ways
  • keep abreast of and connected to developments in other areas, to inform good practice locally
  • take an active role in groups or projects, with our support.