Chief Operating Officer - Acute Services

£115,669 - £157,645 per year
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Operating Officer - Acute Services
Executive Level Grade H: £115,669 to £157,645 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Relocation Package where appropriate

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are committed to delivering health and care services to over 1.2 million people through our Acute Service, six Health and Social Care Partnerships and primary care services as well as leading the delivery of a range of regional and national services.

This is an exciting time within the Board with the recent approval of our 'Moving Forward Together' programme which will support the transition from hospital based services to community based and at home services. Our recently launched Public Health Strategy and eHealth Strategy are also key enablers for change.

Due to promotion of our Chief Operating Officer we want to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Chief Operating Officer to lead, direct and manage our Acute Services which employs 21,000 staff and has an annual revenue budget of approximately £1.4bn. The post holder is a key member of the Board's Corporate Team reporting to the Chief Executive.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde's Acute Services are delivered currently from three Sectors covering North Glasgow, South Glasgow and Clyde and three Directorates with cross site responsibilities covering Women and Children's Services, Regional Services and Diagnostics. Inpatient and outpatient Acute and Medicine for the Elderly services are delivered across 9 sites which include Acute teaching hospitals of which the state-of-the-art Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Children are colocated on one of the largest hospital campuses in the UK and one of the most advanced in Europe.

This role demands someone with strategic vision able to bring clarity to complexity and the ability to build effective partnerships to deliver improvements in services that meet the evolving and increasingly complex healthcare needs of the diverse communities we serve across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

We are seeking candidates who have a significant track record of leading senior teams and a range of complex services, ensuring there is an effective balance between strategic direction and delivering high quality patient focussed front end services to our population. The successful candidate will require to demonstrate an ability to work collegiately with a range of partners and key stakeholders locally and nationally to ensure achievement of national waiting time guarantees and other key quality indicators.

We seek candidates who are already an accomplished and credible executive level NHS leader, naturally engaging and who is able to inspire the confidence of front line staff and their senior team at a time of unprecedented change for the organisation.

Candidates from other large, complex, public service organisations familiar with working in a political, front facing environment will also be considered.

Educated to Master's Degree level you should be able to demonstrate good communication and engagement skills, be a key influencer and have evidence of positively leading people through change.

If you believe you will succeed in this role, we welcome your application

If you want to find out more about this role before applying, please contact Jane Grant Chief Executive NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on 0141 201 4642 or email: for a confidential discussion.

For Candidate Information Pack including Job Description and further application information visit and follow the link to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, look under Executive Level - Job Reference No: 54344S.

You can also contact Lynne Stockey, General Manager - Recruitment Services, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to note your expression of interest in the post and to request a Candidate Information Pack on 0141 278 2623 / 07766441665 or email:

Closing date for returning applications: 9am Monday 24th December 2018.

The recruitment process will include pre-interview selection events and a formal panel interview which are scheduled to take place over January and February 2019.

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