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Head of Acute Services, posts

NHS National Services Scotland
Closing date
8 Dec 2020

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NHS Forth Valley employs around 7000 staff and provides care and support to patients accessing both acute and community services.

Our modern acute hospital site- Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert - is one of the most advanced and well equipped in Europe and is supported by four community hospitals and 56 health/day centres. The recent opening of our care village in Stirling and Bellfield centre is part of several significant projects over the next five years.

The acute services directorate has seen a significant redesign of services to continue to support equitable, safe and person-centred access for the population that we serve. The re-design of services has ushered in new ways of working and continues to promote and strengthen our collaborative and inclusive working environment within the directorate.

The post of Head of Service, based in Larbert, is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced manager to work collaboratively with both clinical and management teams to provide corporate responsibility for the delivery of their service area. The post holder will have operational responsibility for the planning and performance management of their respective service function and each post is supported by a proactive team to ensure national performance targets are met.

Working in collaboration and reporting to the director of hospital services, this role will shape and develop the strategic direction, planning and provision of services within the acute services directorate. Developing and driving innovative improvements to support transformational change locally and regionally to achieve safe and sustainable services, that enhance patient experience is a key feature of this role. This post also requires a high degree of autonomy, initiative and self-direction in terms of management and assignation of work.

We have two Health and Social Care Partnerships and the post holders will also be expected to develop strong collaborative relationships to support reform across health and care services. This is vitally important to how we deliver future whole system health and care services to support people at home or in a community setting.

The acute services directorate is excited to be leading and developing new and innovative care pathways that put the patient at the heart of what we do. Some of these developments include the scheduling of unscheduled care initiative and supporting NHS Forth Valley as a pathfinder board in the development of urgent care and elective centres nationally.

This is a truly exciting time to be joining NHS Forth Valley and if you are an experienced senior manager within a large complex organisation with a commitment to the development of services that meet and sustain performance against National and local targets, especially those relating to Unscheduled Care and National Waiting Times we want to hear from you.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. More information on this scheme can be found at

For more information on NHS Forth Valley and the service we provide please visit our website.

For an informal discussion please contact: Andrea Fyfe, Director of Acute Services on

Closing Date: Friday 4 December 2020

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 23 December 2020

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

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