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Chief Executive NHS Scotland and Director General Health & Social Care

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Job summary

Salary Starting salary circa £180k
Location Edinburgh
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 24 April 2019 at midday
Reference IRC70248
Employment Type Fixed Term Appointment - Fair and Open


The Chief Executive NHS Scotland and DG Health and Social Care post is the most significant, high profile and influential leadership role in the Scottish public health sector.  This is an outstanding opportunity: the chance to join the top leadership team of the Scottish Government and lead a core public service at a crucial time, driving forward an ambitious programme of reform and improvement.
You will be the Scottish Government’s principal policy adviser on Health and Social Care and you will support the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and other Ministers drive delivery and build strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders, and ensure Scottish Government resources are targeted towards enabling all people in Scotland to live longer, healthier lives.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, inclusive leader. You will have deep experience in delivering large-scale system change and be able to integrate measures which enhance outcomes and the quality of user experience with those that improve efficiency, productivity and performance. We are looking for someone who combines strategic policy judgement and political awareness with the experience and ability to lead, motivate and develop teams, work across boundaries and add value to the corporate team. The successful candidate will have a track record of leadership, achievement, resilience and delivery at senior level with experience of changing cultures and systems, ensuring value for money and translating strategic vision and challenges into clear objectives and delivery.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Scottish Government on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference code OASDC. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 24th April 2019.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce, which reflects the people of Scotland.


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