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Chief Executive

  • Stirling
  • £114726 - £152405 per annum
  • Permanent

NHS Forth Valley

Chief Executive

Salary - £114,726 - £152,405

This is a pivotal time for change as NHS Forth Valley works with our strategic partners to develop a new approach to deliver sustainable health and social care for our local population. Our ambition will be achieved through our committed workforce and with our partners at all levels. We want the right individual to embrace the challenge with empathy and determination.

Your career to date will evidence an ability to navigate complexity and transformation. The health and care landscape is a dynamic system, and like all other Boards NHS Forth Valley faces challenges on resource and changing demographics. You will understand how to take a system leadership approach and your ability to navigate complexity, foster innovation, and drive efficiency will be critical.

You will collaborate with staff and community partners to shape policies, enhance services, and ensure sustainable healthcare delivery. As we look to shift our thinking through development of our Population Health & Care strategy your leadership will be the compass guiding the organisation forward. This work will mean advocating for equitable access to healthcare, promoting preventive measures and fostering community health initiatives.

Your role is about connecting people, to ensure understanding of their needs, aspirations, and concerns. Working across borders as Chief Executive, you will collaborate with other NHS Boards, Scottish Government bodies, and international partners to share best practice, learn from others, and contribute to Scotland's collective health and care agenda.

We aim to improve population health, maximise outcomes for patient experience, ensure clinical effectiveness and to continue to transform the way we do things, building on the success of our approach to quality management and our role as an Anchor Institution.

Through your experience you will be attuned to the demands of regulation and public scrutiny. In your systems leadership role, you will understand how integrated health and care systems operate but more importantly, how the different facets of the system interrelate so that innovation, improvement, and integration occur naturally. You will be recognised by your peers for your innately collaborative leadership style and natural ability to build trust across all stakeholders.

As Chief Executive, you will lead this organisation through all the challenges ahead. For this leadership role we need someone of considerable personal and professional attributes with resilience and energy. If you have the vision, skills, and the personal qualities which this role demands, then we would like to hear from you. Your leadership will shape healthcare delivery, foster innovation, and leave a legacy of compassionate care. Are you ready to lead with purpose?


Outlined below are key timescales for the recruitment campaign. All candidate applications will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest of confidence.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks, including two satisfactory references (one of which must be from your current or most recent line manager), Pre-Employment Health Assessment, Evidence of Qualifications, Confirmation of Right to Work in the UK, Identity, and a Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check/Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Membership.

Candidates should note that the recruitment process will include a pre-interview assessment stage for shortlisted candidates prior to selection of final candidates to go forward to formal interview panel.

Closing date for completed applications - 26th April 2024

Proposed Interview Date - 17th June 2024

How to Apply

To apply for this role please send the following details to Sarah Gracie, Associate Director at Eden Scott,

  • A copy of your current CV

  • A covering letter, addressing what interests you in the role and details your three most relevant skills/experiences that make you suitable for the role, as set out in the job description and person specification.

For a confidential discussion about the opportunity please contact Sarah Gracie as above or call 07999 421314.

Sarah Gracie
Point of contact
Sarah Gracie
Associate Director
07999 421 314