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Director of Finance, Planning and Governance

Permanent (37.5 hours per week)
£73,443 – £95,714 (Executive Grade D)
Edinburgh or Glasgow (*remote working)

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is responsible for supporting improvements in health and social care in Scotland. We have a broad portfolio of responsibilities from sharing the most up-to-date evidence of best practice, offering improvement support, providing rigorous external quality assurance, and supporting people to have a greater say in the design and delivery of health and social care services.

You will support the Chief Executive, as Accountable Officer, and ensure our financial strategy is robust over for the short, medium and long-term to meet our strategic objectives. In addition to managing a high performing finance function, you will also lead on planning and performance management, and corporate governance with close interaction with the Chair and Board. You will also have oversight of the organisation’s risk management system.

The possession of strong, visible and engaging leadership skills are pre-requisites, as well as a commitment to ensuring the highest professional standards are maintained.  You will have the skills and experience to bring out the very best in your team. The role requires a natural team player who can work collaboratively with other members of the Executive Team, in developing and growing a successful organisation.  You will also have a natural ability to foster alliances with a range of stakeholders and senior colleagues within NHSScotland and Scottish Government.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you must be a fully qualified Accountant, holding CCAB membership, and with significant post qualifying experience in a similarly complex environment. You will have developed a high level of political acumen, resilience and vision to understand the collective overview required to perform at your best in this high profile corporate role.

This is a rare opportunity to shape and support the delivery of higher quality health and social care in Scotland, within a national organisation.

Interested parties should contact Donogh O’Brien at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, for a confidential discussion – 0141 212 7555.

A detailed Information Pack, which includes full Job Description, can be downloaded here. 

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 31 January 2021.

*Remote working will be required until March 2021 at the earliest. Further details will be given at interview.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is not licensed to sponsor working Visas under the current UK Tier system. As a result, we can only progress applications from those who can legally work in the UK.

Application is by way of submission of a CV and supporting statement.