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  • Ref no: NAY06867
  • Published: 23/10/2020
  • Closes: 11/11/2020
  • Location: Cunninghame House, Friars Croft, Irvine, KA12 8EE
  • Salary: £81,863.00 - £115,114.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Annual Salary (Director):

NAC - £115,114

NHS (Band E) - £81,863 - £107,527

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Senior Leadership team.  You will share our ambition for fairness and equity in the achievement of effective outcomes for communities and residents alike.

The partnership, between North Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran, strives to enhance the patient and service user experience and develop a culture which is innovative and works closely with partners and service users to develop solutions that enable residents to live safe, healthy lives out in the community.

The Director will be responsible for the delivery of the services agreed by the Integration Joint Board including management of the integrated budget for those services in pursuit of positive outcomes for patients, people who use services and carers. The postholder will provide a strategic leadership role in strengthening partnership arrangements taking a whole systems approach to ensure that safe, quality and person-centred care and services are delivered in a consistent and equitable basis across North Ayrshire, while effectively managing organisational change. Highly developed political and relationship management skills are required due to the complex political operating environment and range of stakeholders involved in the work of the partnership.

The successful candidate will be required to work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Teams of the Council and Health Board providing strategic leadership for the HSCP and wider organisations.

The Job Description, supported by the Competency Frameworks attached for the Council and NHS provide more detailed information. 

Dates to note are:  

  • 1.5 hours will be required between 28th November and 1st December to complete online Psychometrics.
  • Interviews will take place on 17th (PM) and 18th (AM) December (please keep these available) and this will take place using Microsoft Teams

For more information regarding the Council and the Partnership, please visit

For more information regarding the Council and the Partnership, please visit


For an informal discussion please contact Craig Hatton, Chief Executive (NAC) at or John Burns, Chief Executive (NHS) at to arrange a telephone conversation .

Please note that this post is politically restricted and also requires a Register of Interest.

This post is also considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council.  Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment.  For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council’s policy please visit


Once the closing date is reached your application will be shared with Aspen People who are supporting us in this recruitment process. 

If selected for interview, your contact details and name will be shared with The Keil Centre to issue you online psychometric assessments prior to interview.

We have ensured satisfactory protection by ensuring contracts and sharing agreements are in place that define the security controls that stipulate data is held safely and securely

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