NHS Highland


NHS Highland covers 40% of the land mass of Scotland, has a budget of over £800m and employs over 10,500 staff.  It is a fully integrated health and care system, with the ground-breaking Lead Agency model of the Highland Health and Social Care Partnership, created in 2012 as well as an Integrated Joint Board overseeing the Health & Social Care Partnership model in Argyll & Bute.

NHS Highland is committed to becoming a learning organisation, recognising that staff require access to opportunities to learn, maintain and develop skills and knowledge, and we recognise the importance of valuing and supporting our staff throughout their time here. 

The commitment to learning, research and innovation is further evidenced by a long history of collaboration with Scotland’s academic sector, and in particular the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Over the last few years, NHS Highland has been developing the Highland Quality Approach. The ethos of the approach places the person (our patients or our clients) at the top of everything we do.

Building on our current programme of transformational change, which includes returning to financial balance over the next three years and setting out and delivering on our Clinical and Care Strategy, we will also focus on key government health priorities such Elective Care, Cancer Care, Mental Health and Unscheduled Care, as well as further increasing the effectiveness of the model of integrated health and social care delivery and realising our commitment to support people in their homes or communities for as long as possible, if that is their preference. Our success in these areas will be underpinned by an ambitious action plan for culture change, based on feedback and input from staff, so people feel that NHS Highland is an organisation where everyone matters.

The Role – Director of Finance & Corporate Services

Location: based in Inverness
Salary: £79,633 - £105,927

NHS Highland are seeking a talented and inspirational Director of Finance and Corporate Services to join a highly motivated Executive team who are embarking on financial recovery and the transformation of our services and our culture.  You will lead a broad corporate portfolio that covers Finance, Programme Management Office, Risk, Estates & Facilities, with the potential for that to be expanded more widely depending on your skills and experience.

You will be a highly accomplished leader and strategist with a track record of delivery in financial and business performance management and with experience of planning and delivering large-scale transformation and change. Ideally, although not essential, you will be a qualified accountant registered with a recognised CCAB chartered professional body, given the accountability of the role, but most importantly you will demonstrate outstanding financial and commercial knowledge in an organisation of significant scale and complexity. Given NHS Highland’s current financial position you will ideally have had exposure to organisations in financial difficulty and ideally will have some experience in leading financial turnaround activities in the NHS or elsewhere.

The successful candidate will provide a high standard of personal and professional leadership, be experienced in leading large teams and will have the emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills to engage a widely varied workforce behind a common purpose. You will be a positive role model for NHS Scotland values of Dignity & Respect, Care & Compassion, Openness, Honesty and Responsibility and Quality & Teamwork, and will be committed to supporting the delivery of high quality person-centred care.

More information on the organisation and role can be found within the documents below: