Previous Opportunities

Director of Acute Services

Band Senior Manager Grade E
This position is now closed to applications.


NHS Forth Valley employs around 7000 staff and provides care and support for patients with acute, mental illness and learning disabilities and a wide range of community based services.

Their modern acute hospital – Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert – is one of the most advanced and well equipped in Europe, and is supported by a network of four community hospitals and 56 health centers, day centres. 

This post of Director of Acute Services, based in Larbert, is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to provide dynamic, strategic direction and operational leadership, in the planning, management and provision of acute services.   Developing and driving innovative improvements to support transformational change locally and regionally to achieve safe and sustainable services that enhance patient experience is a key feature of this role.  NHS Forth Valley have two Health and Social Care Partnerships and the post holder will also be expected to develop strong collaborative relationships to support reform across health and care services.  This is vitally important to how they deliver future whole system health and care services to support people at home or in a community setting.

With the recent opening the Bellfield Centre in Stirling and a number of significant projects which are anticipated in the next five years, this is an exciting time to be joining and contributing to the ambitions and priorities of NHS Forth Valley. 

They are also proud to be one of only two healthcare organisations in the UK to achieve a gold Investors in People award, thanks to the sustained commitment made to supporting people’s learning and development with a wide range of opportunities for staff at all levels.

If you are a General Manager with significant experience operating at a senior manager / director level within a large and complex organisation and  a commitment to the development of services that meet and sustain performance against National and local targets, especially those relating to Unscheduled Care and the National Waiting Times Improvement Plan we want to hear from you.

For more information on NHS Forth Valley and the service we provide please visit their website

For an informal discussion please contact Ken Dalgleish at Aspen People in the first instance on 0141 212 7555.

The recruitment pack can be downloaded here. 

Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 4 March 2019

Anticipated interview date: Week Commencing 8 April 2019

Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting   Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answer line on 01786 447488. 

Please note, if NHS Forth Valley have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.