Previous Opportunities

Deputy Chief Executive

91,040 – 122,918
This position is now closed to applications.

Do you want to make a difference to the people of Scotland?
Are you committed to improving health, delivery and reputations?
Could you be our new Deputy Chief Executive?
NHS Tayside is the fourth largest healthcare provider in Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards.  With strong links to local Universities, the Board provides tertiary services to around 350,000 people across Tayside and North East Fife, employing over 13,000 staff across three hospitals and many other sites.  Primary and community care services are currently organised into three Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) in Dundee city, Perth and Kinross and Angus which are overseen by Integration Joint Boards.  Our ambition is to be regarded as a sector leader in the provision of high quality patient care. 
We are transforming the way we deliver healthcare through the Transforming Tayside programme, an ambitious programme of whole-system redesign which seeks to find solutions and new ways of delivering health and care, which is led by our clinicians.  It is rooted in maintaining safe, high-quality patient care, remodelling our workforce and improving outcomes whilst bringing the organisation back into financial balance.  Whilst seeking to implement fundamental transformation towards modern world class services, the Board also has to address underlying financial, workforce and service delivery issues.
To thrive in this role, the new Deputy Chief Executive will need to demonstrate passion for modern healthcare and the delivery of high quality care in the right place; you will care about how we deliver the best for our population and provide a positive workplace for our staff to ensure they are developed and empowered.  With senior or executive management experience in health or social care organisations or in other public or private sector customer-facing organisations, you will be attuned to the demands of regulation and of public scrutiny, and you will bring a demonstrable track record of high level achievement against challenging performance targets.  Given the critical nature of our relationships with Local Authorities, the Third and Voluntary Sectors and with the patients, their families and carers, you must possess exceptional influencing and communication skills.  You must also be able to provide strategic and professional leadership to multi-disciplinary staff groups.
Dundee is a thriving, upcoming city with excellent educational facilities and boasts a wide range of entertainment and art venues, including the iconic V & A Gallery, which opened in 2018.  People in Tayside enjoy an area of outstanding natural beauty and an excellent location for outdoor activities.
More information can be found within the Candidate Pack below:
For a confidential discussion in the first instance please contact Catriona Mackie, of Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555. We would welcome confidential informal discussions – to arrange a suitable date or time, please contact the Chief Executive Office on 01382 740115 or e-mail  Alternatively you can contact George Doherty, Director of Workforce on 01382 632196 or email
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14 August 2020
Completed applications should be returned via email to – if you have any problems please contact Kelsey Sinclair at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Applications should consist of a completed application form and a completed structured CV form – both of these can be downloaded below: