Divisional General Manager - Surgical Division


Divisional General Manager - Surgical Division

Band 8C (£79,466 - £85,181)

NHS HIGHLAND, Raigmore, Highland

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 3 weeks ago, 22 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

A fantastic and exciting opportunity is available within NHS Highland to provide both senior operational management and strategic leadership within the Surgical Directorate as a Divisional General Manager.

We are looking for an ambitious, driven and resilient individual with significant experience gained within a complex health environment.  A strategic leader, you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of leading cultural change, ensuring quality and safety in patient care, sound financial management and ensuring effective governance.  You will be an effective communicator and motivator, with experience of collaboration and partnership working and demonstrated commitment to providing high quality services.

You will ensure the highest standards of strategic operational leadership and management. You will display a highly developed collaborative and compassionate leadership style, being values based in your approach to lead safe and effective care with the ability to influence and drive innovation and transformational change. In addition you will evidence a systems leader approach to be able to deliver as a key member of the Acute Senior Leadership team working collectively to achieve the ambitions of the annual delivery plan. 

The applicant must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to working across all relevant aspects of the service, showing an ability to enthuse, motivate and give commitment to meeting exacting deadlines.  Previous experience of operational management is essential along with evidence of excellent personal organisational and communication skills.

If you believe you have the skills, values, knowledge and experience to provide compassionate, collaborative and dynamic leadership, then we would welcome your application.

Jane Buckley, Head of Operations for Inverness Acute Hospitals  Email:  jane.buckley6@nhs.scot Tel: Mobile:


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.