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  • Ref no: ARB05223
  • Published: 19/7/19
  • Closes: 7/8/19
  • Location: Negotiable in Argyll and Bute
  • Salary: £77,224.00
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Department: HSCP

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are looking to recruit two talented and committed Heads of Adult Services. The post holders will be central to enabling the partnership to drive forward our future plans to support the communities of Argyll and Bute. As key members of our Strategic Leadership Team, the successful candidates will report to the Chief Officer, working closely in collaboration with the NHS Highland, Argyll and Bute Council, Third and Independent sectors and other partners, customers and colleagues. The post holders will have proven professional leadership and a commitment to the vision, values and strategic objectives of the HSCP.


Argyll and Bute is a place that offers you success – in work, lifestyle and growth. We have towns, villages and 23 inhabited islands. Our fantastic landscape has inspired songs and music, our local businesses, schools and food and drink are award-winning; and we have an opportunity for you to play a valued and vital role where you matter, and can make a difference.


If you are an inspiring, effective leader we would love to hear from you, and make working for Argyll and Bute work for you.


As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will help to plan, develop and implement strategy and resource and deliver the IJB’s strategic objectives sustainably and in the public interest.


You will lead and manage the planning and delivery of high quality safe, effective and person centred health and adult social care services, integrating service provision across Argyll & Bute and with other Areas and other statutory organisations.


You will work across Argyll & Bute with each role having a distinct portfolio of responsibility allocated by the Chief Officer, key areas are in Community and Hospital Services and Learning Disability, Mental Health and Lifelong Conditions.


Applicants should note that:-

A welcome awaits


As one of our Heads of Service, you will join, and have the support of, an enthusiastic, supportive Senior Leadership Team. You will work with skilled health and social care professionals. You will make a difference that matters, to both the people you work with and for.


These posts are integrated and so can be employed by either Argyll and Bute Council or NHS Highland. Applicants who currently work for either of these bodies should expect to stay with their existing employer if they are successful. External applicants will have the option to choose employer.


These are full time permanent posts, working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday and will be based in Argyll and Bute. The appointment process will include an Assessment Centre and interview by a panel of Integrated Joint Board Members, dates to be confirmed.


If you would like an informal discussion about the remit of these posts, please contact Joanna MacDonald - HSCP Chief Officer on 01546 605646 or George Morrison - Deputy Chief Officer on 01436 655002.


If you would like to find out more about the recruitment process or conditions of employment, please contact Jane Fowler - Head of Improvement and HR on 01546 604466, or Charlie Gibson - HR Lead, on 01436 655079.


You can find details and information about the partnership and the posts, as well as about living and working in Argyll and Bute here:


These posts are not suitable for job share.


The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013, as amended, applies to these posts.


These posts require Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) Membership in relation to working with adults.



To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.


If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is George Morrison, Deputy Chief Officer, 01436 655002.


Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.


Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

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