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Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Eden Scott
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4 Aug 2021

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Chief Executive, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Grade G: 105,598 to 142,179 per annum

We are seeking an exceptional leader who shares our commitment to improving the

health and wellbeing of the communities across Ayrshire and Arran through delivering high quality, safe, person-centred care to every person every time.

As the board's strategic lead, you will build on our work to transform how we improve the health of our population and deliver health and care to our communities, within the rapidly changing landscape following the Covid-19 pandemic whilst making further and sustained progress with our financial improvement programme. You will demonstrate innovative strategic vision and courage to act decisively to deliver on the Board's operational and transformation plans.

You will be an experienced Director or Chief Executive and have worked at a similar level in a large, complex healthcare system. You will be attuned to the demands of regulation and public scrutiny and understand how integrated health and care systems operate and how they interrelate, so that innovation, improvement and integration can occur.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated leader, with demonstrable experience and track record of success. You will possess a collaborative leadership style and a natural ability to build trust and strong relationships throughout our complex organisation and across our communities and wider stakeholders.

As the Chief Executive and the Accountable Officer for NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you will be responsible for the health of a population of approximately 370,000 people across Ayrshire and Arran. In 2020/21, NHS Ayrshire & Arran has a revenue budget of 900 million and employs approximately 9,071 whole time equivalent / 11,145 headcount substantive staff.

If you require any additional information or wish to discuss the role, informal enquiries are welcomed by Mrs Lesley Bowie, Chair of NHS Ayrshire & Arran or the current Chief Executive, Mr. John Burns. This should be arranged through contact, in the first instance, with Margaret Weir, Head of Chief Executive & Chair's Office, on 01292 513648 or alternatively by email on

To apply please email or call M 07999 421314

Closing Date for receipt of completed applications: Monday 9th August 2021

Assessment Centre: wk/c 23rd August

Stakeholder Event: 6th September

Panel Interview: 7th September
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