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Associate Director of Workforce

Post Title:                  Associate Director of Workforce

Grade:                       Agenda for Change Grade 8C

Salary Range:         £73,506 – £79,221 per annum (Pay Award pending)

Tenure:                      Full Time Permanent

Hours:                        37.5

Location:                   Dundee

NHS Tayside is a teaching Board with an annual budget in excess of £961.3m and a total staffing of approximately 14,000, serving a population of 410,000 living in urban and rural communities across the region.  We also provide services across North-East Fife as well as Regional Centres for certain specialities.

Forthcoming retirements from Board-Level senior Workforce/HR roles in NHS Tayside offers the unique opportunity to not only shape the experience of all our staff, but to reshape service and delivery at all levels across the Workforce/HR team.

Bringing a fresh, forward-thinking and collaborative approach to developing and driving high performance and innovative practice, the successful candidate will be responsible for operational and strategic support across all aspects of the employee journey. Leading the professional delivery HR Business Partner services, Recruitment, Development, Occupational Health& Safety, Payroll, Workforce Systems, Workforce Planning and Workforce Information, candidates will be expected to be members of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development (CIPD)

We are looking to recruit a proactive individual to the key role of Associate Director of Workforce.

Providing senior leadership of our HR Business team, Recruitment Services team and Medical Staffing team, you will be responsible for providing HR expertise and professional knowledge Board-wide to all colleagues and line managers through ensuring a high quality, efficient and effective Workforce team that delivers the highest levels of customer service.

Through your substantial experience and knowledge, you will act as a senior source of expert HR advice across the whole range of workforce activity, supporting leaders across NHS Tayside, including Board level.  By ensuring the organisation is supported by a highly capable and professional Workforce function, you will bring a drive for results and success, ensuring that our policies and practices are positive, proactive and influential in helping deliver the Board’s strategic and operational priorities.

The successful candidate will have significant budget and management responsibilities and be able to demonstrate extensive specialist HR knowledge and experience at senior management or professional level within a complex organisation.  With excellent analytical and judgemental skills, you will be able to demonstrate a track record of success and experience in leading operationally at a senior level in a complex organisation of similar scale, ideally within the NHS or wider public sector, and working across system boundaries.

If you believe you have the necessary attributes to succeed in this high profile role, then we welcome your application.

If you would like to find out more about this role before applying, please contact :

Catriona Mackie, at our recruitment partners, Aspen People on 0141 212 7555 or


The Candidate Information Pack and the Application Form can be downloaded below:


Closing date for applications:  6 June 2022

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Completed application forms and CVs should be returned via email to – if you have any problems please contact Katy Gall at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.