Chief Executive Officer - CEO - Private Healthcare - Older / Elderly

Chester James
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our extremely forward thinking, dynamic and entreprenurial private healthcare client in Scotland is currently seeking to recruit an inspirational and influential CEO.

JOB TITLE: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

REPORTING TO: Board of Directors

Scope of the role:

The purpose of the role of CEO is to implement the strategy as advised by the Board of Directors and lead the organisation and to oversee operations across each of the departments. The CEO will inspire our people, families, residents and other stakeholders. The CEO will deliver a successful organisation across care, finance and profit to ensure the organisations continued success.

Internal working relationships:


Board of Directors

Direct reports

Wider Senior Management Team

External working relationships:


Local authority bodies

Scottish Government

Scottish Care


Associated legal representatives / insurers


Key responsibilities:

- The organisational strategy, to:

o Work with the Board to create a vision for the future and align organisational and departmental goals to the vision;

o Continue with the cultural change that the organisation has commenced by supporting organisational values and behaviours;

o Assist departments with their departmental strategy ensuring this aligns with the overall organisational strategy;

o Use initiative to create and sustain change;o Research developing markets and introduce new income streams;o Develop and lead on a strategy that secures the future of the organisation.

- Reporting, to:

o Prepare and present reports to the Board of Directors;o Ensure that any business critical incidents are reported by the correct means to the appropriate persons;

o Guide heads of departments on effective reporting to ensure appropriate flowing of communication.

- Finance, to:

o Understand the income of the business and how to maximise this;o Review budgets and expenditure at the beginning and throughout the financial year and influence efficiencies where appropriate;

o Maintain and increase shareholder value;o Improve financial performance;o Keep up to date with industry news which may affect the organisations income and expenditure;

o Hold departmental heads accountable for their budget control and advise and guide where required.

- Operations, to:

o Understand the range of customers that the organisation has and build on relationships with key customers;

o Lead on and influence key projects.

- Risk and quality management, to:

o Ensure that risks to the business are understood and reported to the Board of Directors;

o Understand and review the quality grade scores of the organisation and competitors;

o Attend as a member of various risk management forums set up by the organisation;

o Be accountable for risk and quality issues across the organisation

- Marketing, to:

o Ensure that the organisation has a marketing strategy fit for purpose;

o Initiate new marketing campaigns throughout the financial year in order to maximise customer engagement;

o Report on marketing data and trends within the sector;

o Be creative and innovative in marketing activities;

o Build relationships with key external stakeholders in order to reach a wider audience.

- People, to:

o Act as an inspirational leader for the people of the organisation;o Ensure that communication is readily flowing between the separate areas of the business;

o Understand and report and people related risks and the implications of these;

o Create a learning organisation by effectively supporting the people to develop themselves.

- Facilities, to:

o Review the organisational portfolio and understand the risks and opportunities within each;

o Lead on projects where there are significant building changes or new ventures;

o Work closely with the core team to understand the organisational direction in terms of its assets.

Personal attributes:

Behaviours :

The successful candidate will:

- Be an inspirational leader;

- Demonstrate empathy with their colleagues and other stakeholders;

- Have the ability to influence their team and senior members of the organisation;

- Be a natural communicator and able to bring people together to achieve common goals;

- Display passion for what they are aiming to achieve;

- Be able to create trust in internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge :

The successful candidate will have knowledge of:

- The private healthcare sector in Scotland;

- The barriers that face organisations in the sector;

- How to understand and achieve goals;

- How to understand customers and maximiseopportunities;

- Political movements which directly affect the organisation.

Skills :

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of:

- Inspirational leadership;

- Outstanding communication skills;

- Working with and being accountable to Shareholder(s) and Non-Executive Directors;

- Creating cultural change within an organisation;

- Financial leadership;

- Being an effective delegator, to develop their own team to achieve success

Job Type: Permanent

Required experience:

Private Healthcare: 5 years

Job Type: Permanent

Required experience: