Chief Officer HSCP - Person Specification

Education and / or professional qualifications

Educated to degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (essential)

Evidence of continuing, relevant, professional and personal development (essential)

Educated to Higher Degree level (essential)

Management Qualification (desirable)


Substantial senior leadership and management experience within a large, complex organisation in the public, voluntary or care sectors involving multi-disciplinary teams. (essential)

Experience of partnership working and delivering outcomes with other public sector agencies, voluntary and/or private sector organisations (essential)

Experience of managing significant financial resources including financial planning, monitoring, control and reporting (essential)

Experience of communicating complex issues effectively to a wide groups of stakeholders, operating effectively under pressure. (essential)

Experience of working within political structures or at board level. (essential)

Demonstrable track record of decision making and leading and delivering successful and innovative service change and improvement programmes and projects. (essential)

Experience of leading multiple specialist teams to achieve high standards of performance and deliver improvements together (desirable)

Specific job-related knowledge 

Detailed knowledge of national health and social care partnership legislation, strategic policy, operation, opportunity and challenges (essential)

Strong persuasive, influencing and inter-personal skills (essential)

Able to think and act strategically in the forward planning and development of corporate business objectives and policy (essential)

A resilient and inspirational leader able to motivate others to form positive relationships at all levels and deliver continuous improvement and transformational change (essential)

Skills and knowledge in managing organisational governance in a political environment (essential)

Able to demonstrate sensitivity, integrity and sound ethical judgment (desirable)

Skills in mediation and the resolution of complex/controversial issues (desirable)

Clear analytical skills to allow the exploration, evaluation and interpretation of information and opinions and utilisation of management information systems (desirable)

Additional Job Related Requirements

The jobholder will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Argyll and Bute and beyond to meet the operational requirements of the Service. (essential)

The jobholder may be required to work outside normal working hours. (essential)

The post is defined as “politically restricted” and is therefore restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 as amended, and by the Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) Regulations 1990 and 1998 (essential)

The post holder will be subject to an enhanced PVG check (essential)

Full driving licence (essential)


"People in Argyll and Bute will live longer, healthier and independent lives"
Argyll and Bute Strategic Plan 2018-22

Job vacancy - Health and Social Care Partnership - Chief Officer