Associate Medical Director

NHS Highland
£70,000 - £99,999
11 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Associate Medical Director

NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute HSCP

£80,653 to £107,170 per annum pro rata


Argyll and Bute is a place like no other in Scotland - it is an area of outstanding beauty, with mountains, sea lochs, 23 inhabited islands, six main towns and more than 3,000 miles of coastline. It is one of the largest and most sparsely populated local authority areas in Scotland and has a population of 88,050 scattered across an area of nearly 2,700 square miles. It stretches from Helensburgh in the East, part of the Glasgow commuter belt, to the remote island of Tiree in the west and from the Mull of Kintyre in the south to the growing town of Oban in the north. This mix of urban communities, remote rural villages and a significant island population makes Argyll and Bute one of the most diverse local authority areas anywhere in the UK, bringing a wealth of culture as well as challenges to delivering services.

NHS Highland and Argyll & Bute Council have brought together all health services and all adult and children/families social work services, as the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). Our vision is to deliver services that help people in Argyll and Bute to live longer, healthier, happier and independent lives.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Medical Director to lead, coordinate and support the organisation, quality and effectiveness of all clinical services within Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership.

You will be responsible for developing and ensuring the delivery of the overall clinical vision of the HSCP and for Clinical Quality and to undertake the role of Deputy Responsible Officer for NHS Highland, liaising with GMC referrals.

You will play a key role in assisting the Chief Officer in achieving the financial performance targets of the HSCP and setting our corporate vision, strategy and performance standards with other Strategic Management Team colleagues.

You will lead the planning, redesign, delivery and governance of all clinical services across the HSCP including any hosted or contracted out services. You will chair and also participate in a range of other key groups and committees and contribute to the Clinical and Care Governance committee of Argyll & Bute Integrated Joint Board and NHS Highland along with acting as professional advisor to the IJB.

You will be responsible for the management of the Locality Clinical Leads and indirectly the Service Leads and Clinical Leads to provide them with leadership and assistance and have Line management of Primary Care Manager and Lead Pharmacist of A&B HSCP.

You are required to be clinically qualified and appropriately registered with evidence of relevant CPD and be a NES trained Appraiser. You must demonstrate excellent communication skills and evidence problem solving/solution finding traits, have a sound understanding of Clinical Governance structures and arrangements as well as the developing role of HSCP’s.

A high level of interpersonal, strategic and technical skills combined with a supportive and visible leadership style is required. A commitment to developing a culture that encourages initiative, individual and team accountability is essential.

This senior role is about making a real difference to clinical services within a remote & rural landscape. We are looking for an exceptional leader to help shape our future.

A job pack for this post can be accessed at or is available from, and should be returned to quoting ref MS17.19.69

Completed applications should be returned by 6th March 2019.