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Chief Executive

Isle of Man Government
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
£89,585 to £111,583 per annum
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Central Government, Department of Health, Social Care
Job Type
Executive, Chief Executive
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Are you an experienced, inspirational and future-focused Health or Social Care leader?

We are looking for a Chief Executive to provide exceptional leadership and direction for our Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on the Isle of Man.

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 newly redesigned service that sets the policy and strategy for health and care services on the Island.

What is the Isle of Man’s DHSC responsible for?

Health and Social Care services on the Island are currently going through an exciting period of change. The DHSC was redesigned on 1 April 2021 as a direct result of Sir Jonathan Michael’s Independent Review of the Isle of Manx Health and Care System. The redesigned DHSC ensures the separation between the setting of policy and strategy and the delivery of services by a new body called Manx Care.

Improving services isn’t enough in itself. Behind it we need a structure of good governance, clarity on what we will deliver by when, how we will deliver these goals and assurance that the right oversight and reporting is in place. The relationship between DHSC and Manx Care is designed to achieve that. DHSC has set out its strategy and annual priorities within the Mandate to Manx Care. DHSC will hold Manx Care accountable for the delivery of services, the outcomes, and any directed efficiencies.

DHSC shall strategically commission, through this Mandate, health and social care services from Manx Care and it shall assure Manx Care’s performance in delivering such services.

What could this role offer you?

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a broad and varied role. You will also have a strong lead on cross-government issues, working as part of the Isle of Man Government’s Chief Officer Group.

DHSC is an ambitious and forward thinking Department and in this role, you’ll be leading our future development and plans. To hear more about what we’re aiming to achieve on the Island, view the Candidate Information Pack.

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.

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 culture of collaboration and partnership working, 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.

What the Island has to offer!

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

A relocation package of up to £10,000 based on receipts is available for this role.

Contacts for further information

For further information about the role and what we’re looking for in the successful candidate, view the Candidate Information Pack.

To assist you in your decision making and application please contact Will Greenhow, Chief Secretary on 01624 685703.

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.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at

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