Previous Opportunities

Chief Executive

98,812 – 134,672
This position is now closed to applications.


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a national special health board working in partnership with key stakeholders to provide education, training and workforce development for those who work in and with NHS Scotland. We have a Scotland wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development maintaining a local perspective through centres across Scotland with over 1,000 staff who work closely with our front line educational support roles and networks.

NES is now seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in the next stage of its development delivering our Vision, Mission and Strategic Framework through strong, highly effective and visible leadership.  Working with significant authority you will shape the organisation and lead through a complex period of transformational change.

As a member of the NES Board and leader of the NES Executive Team, you will fulfil the critical leadership role for the Board at a time of significant change across the health and care sectors.  Of particular importance is the Chief Executive’s ability to create new and strengthen partnership working across the health, care and education sectors, influencing policy at  national level..  

You will have a significant track record of strategic management and leadership at Board level within a complex organisation.  Experience of leading and delivering transformational change as well as dealing with a range of complex issues within a politically sensitive and multi-stakeholder environment is essential.  Experience of the health service / education sector is desirable but not essential.

For further information on the role, organisation and how to apply, please visit  For a confidential discussion please contact Ken Dalgleish at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Monday 10th August 2015