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Director of North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership and Head of Service (Health & Community Care)

Director of North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership
Annual Salary (Director):
NAC – £115,114
NHS (Band E) – £81,863 – £107,527

Head of Service (Health and Community Care)
Annual Salary (Head of Service):
NAC – £88,165
NHS (Band 8D) – £85,811 to £89,732

Based at Cunninghame House, Irvine
Ref No. NAY06867 (Director) & NAY06868 (HoS)

Closing date is Midnight, 11 November 2020

We are looking for two talented individuals 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 Head of Service will be an effective leader who can demonstrate a proven track record of successfully implementing change, utilising a whole systems approach building productive relationships with internal and external partners. You must be able to demonstrate your role in facilitating organisational change, through innovative and shared thinking, while focusing on continuous improvement and effectiveness of service delivery and outcomes.

Both posts 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.

These posts are Politically Restricted and the post holders will be required to undertake a PVG check for Children and Adults.

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

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

To apply please visit Please note that only applications received on MyJobScotland will be considered.

Psychometric assessments for both roles are expected to be issued for completion by 27th November 2020.

Interviews for the Director post are expected to take place on will be on 17th (PM) and 18th (AM) December 2020.

Head of Service interviews will take place early 2021.