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Job reference: 172647
Salary: Grade I (£147,618 - £197,230)
Job closing date: 17/01/2024
Job Type: Senior Managers
Location: Waverley Gate
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 06/12/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Lothian
Department: Chief Executive

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Chief Executive


Salary £147,613 to £197,230 per annum

NHS Lothian covers Edinburgh city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. As one of the largest UK health systems and one of only four teaching Boards in Scotland, we have strategic partnerships with local Universities, Local Authorities and our four Integration Joint Boards. We serve a local population of 903,000, providing a range of primary care, community based and acute hospital services. We also provide a wide range of nationally commissioned specialist services for the whole country, as well as regional services to populations ranging from 1.4m to 2.5m.

We aim to improve public health, maximise outcomes for patient experience, ensure clinical effectiveness and to continue to transform the way we do things, building on the success of our approach to quality management and developing our role as an Anchor Institution.

We want to attract the best talent. Someone who acts with integrity and embraces and projects collective, compassionate and inspirational leadership.

Ideally, you will be an experienced Chief Executive or have worked at a similar level in a large, complex organisation. You will be attuned to the demands of regulation and public scrutiny.

You will understand how integrated health and care systems operate, but more importantly, how the different facets of the system interrelate so that innovation, improvement and integration occur naturally. You will be recognised by your peers for your innately collaborative leadership style and natural ability to build trust across all stakeholders.

These important qualities will be combined with innovative strategic vision and courage to act decisively to deliver on the Board’s strategic development framework and supporting operational plans.

For an informal discussion, please contact:  

To apply for this role you must submit a CV with a supporting statement outlining the experience and leadership competencies you will bring to the role to Janis Butler, Director of HR & OD:

Closing date for applications is 5pm 17 January 2024

Selection interviews will be held on 20th February 2024 in Edinburgh.

Assessment date will be 15th February 2024

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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