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Negotiable in Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£105,488 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Department: Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December 2021

This recruitment process is being led by Argyll and Bute Council, however, please note these posts are open to both NHS and Local Authority employment and terms and conditions as outlined in the recruitment pack.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership as Chief Officer. This is a permanent post that will lead one of the most integrated Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland.

An inspirational, motivated and experienced leader, you will lead fully integrated, talented, dedicated teams of health and social care colleagues in transforming our services. You will direct the design and delivery of integrated services to meet the changing needs of our 85,000+ population, who live in our towns, rural communities and on our 23 inhabited islands. You will have a strong track record in driving culture change and delivering high performance.

Playing a valued and vital role in delivering integrated health and social care services that work for the people who need them, you will be working in one of Scotland’s most beautiful and inspiring regions.  You will enjoy a ‘best of both worlds’ lifestyle, with beaches, mountains and stunning scenery to enjoy and Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow, in close proximity.

As the Integrated Joint Board’s strategic lead, you will be accountable to the IJB and to the Chief Executives of both Argyll and Bute Council and NHS Highland. With strong communication, engagement and partnership skills, you will be central to ensuring that the HSCP works closely with our communities to deliver the services that they need.

As our Chief Officer you will matter in the life of Argyll and Bute. If you can motivate others to succeed, and are committed to excellence in service delivery, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more about our Health and Social Care Partnership, and about living and working in Argyll and Bute, please visit the dedicated section on our website:

Please note: Shortleeted candidates will be invited to undertake an online assessment centre prior to attending interview.


Applicants should not that:-

This post is not suitable for job share.

This post requires Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with both children and adults.

For further information relating to this vacancy, please contact:

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Pippa Milne, Chief Executive Argyll and Bute Council, or Pam Dudek, Chief Executive NHS Highland

If you would like more information on the application or assessment process, please contact Jane Fowler, Head of Customer Support Services at Argyll and Bute Council Tel: 01546 604466

or Fiona Hogg, HR Director, NHSH Highland Tel: 01463 704865.

Reference: ARB09006

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