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Chief Officer - Acute Services

NHS Lothian
City of Edinburgh
£108,766 - £146,445 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2022

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NHS Lothian

Chief Officer - Acute Services

Job reference: 126857

Executive Manager Grade G

£108,766 - £146,445 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

NHS Lothian covers Edinburgh city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. We are the second largest health system in NHS Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards. We have strategic partnerships with local Universities, Local Authorities and our four Integration Joint Boards. We serve a population of c900,000, providing a range of primary, community based and acute hospital services. We also provide regional and national services across a range of clinical specialties.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual to lead, manage and drive forward Acute Services in NHS Lothian. You will be responsible for the safe delivery of patient centred, safe and effective services in accordance with NHS Lothian’s corporate objectives and within the context of the Scottish Government policy and priorities. As a member of the Corporate Management Team, the Chief Officer, Acute Services will contribute to and participate in the setting of strategic direction for health services in NHS Lothian working closely with other Directors to ensure effective whole system working.

The role is suited to an ambitious and experienced professional with significant experience of leading, planning and managing scheduled and unscheduled hospital services in a large healthcare system. You will be a resilient and inspirational leader with integrity at your core and be able to create a clear sense of purpose and be inclusive of stakeholders. This post presents an exciting opportunity to influence and shape the provision of health services in Lothian. You will have proven skills in effective people management, team building, communications, engagement and negotiation at individual, team and systems level and be able to balance demand management and capacity planning, whilst managing competing priorities in terms of resources and timescale for delivery.

For an informal discussion with the Chief Executive please contact georgia.sherratt@

Closing date: 2 December 2022.

Assessment process will be held on 11 January 2023 and the selection interviews will be held on 16 January 2023.

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