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Director of Workforce

The State Hospital
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17 May 2021

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Director of Workforce
The State Hospitals Board for Scotland
Job reference number: 001/ceo
Executive Grade C £64,962 - £86,019.
Fixed Term 2 years or Secondment opportunity

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland is a national resource providing high secure forensic mental health services. The redevelopment of the hospital estate was completed in 2011, to provide modern facilities in which to deliver patient services in line with our clinical model. The State Hospital hosts the managed care network for forensic mental health services in Scotland.

This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional person who can evidence outstanding leadership qualities. We are looking for an inspiring individual and strategic thinker with the ability to earn the confidence and respect necessary to bring about real change. You will be an exceptional individual with vision, drive, passion and intellect as well as a broad range of strategic and professional skills.

Our new Director of Workforce will adopt and demonstrate our values, will lead a successful team as it tackles new challenges and will be responsible for the continued development of The State Hospitals reputation as an employer of choice through success and progress in Staff Governance, Staff Engagement, Workforce Planning, Staff Wellbeing and Staff Development.

Participation in the senior manager on-call rota is a requirement of the role.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Gary Jenkins, Chief Executive, on 01555 842009 (e-mail Or the current post holder, John White, on 01555 842014 (e-mail )

The closing date for applications is noon Tuesday 1 June 2021.
Interviews are scheduled for Friday 25 June 2021.

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact the HR Team on
Please note that due to current restrictions in place for COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing (Microsoft Teams).
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