Interim Chief Executive

Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
Circa £160,000 per annum
08 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Job Type
Fixed Term

Are you an experienced, inspirational and future-focused Health or Social Care leader?

We are looking for an Interim Chief Executive to provide exceptional leadership and direction for our Department of Health and Social Care on the Isle of Man.

The Department is currently undergoing a period of transformation and we’re looking for someone who can provide clear and visible leadership whilst the transformation takes place.

We believe the Island is a great place to live and work; this unique opportunity will offer you the chance to make a real impact, leading a diverse complex service that provides both health and social care services to the people of the Isle of Man.


What could this role offer you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a broad and varied role. The Department (DHSC) provides a complex range of vital services to the islands’ residents including:

· General practitioner and dental services

· Community healthcare

· Hospital healthcare

· Mental healthcare

· Social services for adults and for children and families

· Specialist off-Island care

As a single organisation, the DHSC is responsible for setting policy, funding care, directly delivering services, and commissioning other providers.

The DHSC is an ambitious Department and our 5 Years - 5 Goals Strategy reflects this. In this role you will not only have the opportunity to lead both cultural and clinical improvements within the Department, you will be have a strong lead on cross-government issues, working as part of the Isle of Man Government’s Chief Officer Group.

We can offer you a competitive salary and the opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive organisation that values our people and their development. This is a full time position but, as an equal opportunities employer, we will consider flexible working arrangements. Please note, this is a two year limited term appointment.

Who are we looking for?

Excellent leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills will be vital to enable you to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in order to successfully lead the Department and provide support for the Minister and Members.

We want to continue to develop a patient and service-user focused culture, where all of our staff feel listened to, supported, valued, and where they feel empowered to be involved.  We are looking for someone with experience as a visible and inspirational senior leader in a complex organisation, within the health or social care sector, to provide direction, inspire our staff and help drive the Department forward and enable us to achieve our ambitions.

To succeed in this role, you will need experience of operating at a strategic level, leading teams and managing people from a range of different disciplines and have a detailed understanding of the health and care landscape.

If you have the skills we are looking for and would value the opportunity to be part of an organisation that values innovation, continuous improvement and excellence, this could be the role for you.

To find out more about this opportunity and what you would need to be successful, please view the Applicant Pack, available to download from our advert on our website.

What the Island has to offer!

The Isle of Man is the ideal place to live and work, combining breath-taking unspoiled scenery, superb leisure facilities, with excellent air and sea links to the UK and Ireland.

With a population of around 83,000, the island has a lot to offer and those living here benefit from:

  • A great work-life balance
  • A relaxed way of life in a safe environment with low crime and great education provisions
  • Fantastic lifestyle opportunities - there are lots of opportunities for walking, diving, sailing, mountain biking to name a few!
  • Low income tax rates, maximum rate being 20%
  • With a buoyant economy, vibrant towns and miles of beautiful open countryside, the Isle of Man has something for everyone.

For further information about living in the Isle of Man and the Island’s lifestyle visit


Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

The Isle of Man is offering a National Insurance Holiday Scheme which allows newly employed, relocated or returning residents to apply for a refund on their National Insurance contributions for their first year of living or returning to the Isle of Man, with refunds capped at £4,000. To see how this scheme could benefit you visit

Contacts for further information

To assist you in your decision making and application please contact Will Greenhow, Chief Secretary on (number supplied)

Recruitment Timeframe

Closing date: 31st July 2019

Shortlisting date: 6th August 2019

Interviews will take place: 28th August 2019

Interview expenses agreed in advanced will be covered.


Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

How to apply

To find out more and apply online via the Apply button below

The closing date for applications is midnight on the 31st July 2019.

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post.

Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post, which the Department will cover the cost for you.