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Deputy Director of Workforce

Post Title:                  Deputy Director of Workforce

Grade:                       Executive and Senior Manager Grade D

Salary Range:         £75,646 – £98,586 per annum

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 for an exceptional individual the chance to join us at a time when there is a real opportunity to shape our agenda for the range of specialist HR teams providing expert and highly complex professional services, as well as personally providing inspirational and visionary leadership support to those within our 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)

This is an exciting time to join as the Deputy Director of Workforce with the new National Integrated Health and Social Care Workforce Plan and, at the same time, our own transformational healthcare strategy, ‘Moving Forward Together’, is well underway to ensure delivery of better health and healthcare outcomes for the population of NHS Tayside.

Working with and deputising for our Director of Workforce, you will help shape our developing Workforce Strategy and drive forward the change required to implement our Talent and Culture Frameworks and our Board Workforce Plan. The post has a key role in supporting the Board’s Staff Governance and Remuneration Committees so that high level assurance can be provided across all aspects of their workplans.  The role requires close working with the Director of Workforce and Employee Director, in developing, implementing and reviewing employee engagement strategies which promote a culture of partnership working and employee voice at all levels of the organisation.

You will be a highly experienced individual, with extensive knowledge and expertise in HR management, strategy and policy development, and have a record of leading and supporting change, working within an organisation with multiple staff side partners and ensuring the highest quality Human Resources support to our senior team.  You will have a proven track record, working at a senior level in a HR/Workforce leadership role in an organisation of similar scale and complexity whether within the NHS or wider public sector.

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 applications6 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.