Head of Finance and Transformation - Health and Social Care Partnership


Thank you for your interest in the position of Head of Finance and Transformation with Argyll and Bute’s Health and Social Care Partnership.

Argyll and Bute is a place that offers you success – in work, lifestyle and growth.

We have towns, villages and 23 inhabited islands. Our fantastic landscape has inspired songs and music, our local businesses, schools and food and drink are award-winning; and we have an opportunity for you to play a valued and vital role where you matter, and can make a difference.

If you are an inspiring, effective leader we would love to hear from you, and make working for Argyll and Bute work for you.

Argyll and Bute is a place like no other in Scotland, with mountains, sea lochs, and more than 3,000 miles of coastline. It is one of the largest and most sparsely populated local authority areas in Scotland. Our population of 88,050 live 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 the most diverse local authority area anywhere in the UK, bringing a wealth of culture as well as challenges to delivering services.

Our Argyll and Bute Outcome Improvement Plan sets out the key objective that Argyll and Bute’s Economic Success is Built on a Growing Population. Our Head of Finance and Transformation, as part of the Senior Leadership Team will have an important part to play in ensuring that the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership contributes to achieving this aim, along with our other partner organisations.

The Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership Strategic Plan 2016/17- 2018/19 sets out our vision that People in Argyll and Bute will live longer, healthier, independent lives.

Working with our communities to improve health, support social care, tackle health inequalities and improve community wellbeing is an important part of delivering on this vision.

We are committed to working in partnership with our strong, diverse communities to offer services that are:

  • Easily understood
  • Accessible, timely and of a high quality
  • Well co-ordinated
  • Safe, compassionate and person-centred
  • Effective and efficient, providing best value

Like all areas we face challenges in the future. We will meet those challenges, with the drive of an inspiring leader and the work of our dedicated employees in developing and delivering excellent services for the people of Argyll and Bute.

You can find out more about the HSCP and the vital role it plays here.


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Applications should be submitted online through myjobscotland

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If you have any problems accessing any of the documents relating to the post, please contact Cara Kemp-Smith, tel: 01546 604503, email: cara.kemp-smith2@argyll-bute.gov.uk

Salary £72,440 per year (pay award pending)

The closing date for applications is 22nd March 2019

Assessment Process

The selection process for this post will take place via an assessment centre and a panel interview to be held over 2 days in Lochgilphead in April (date tbc).

Shortleeted applicants will be contacted and asked to complete an online assessment prior to attending interview.

Overnight accommodation will be provided as required.

Any questions?

If you are interested, and would like any more information on the post or the partnership, you are very welcome to contact Joanna MacDonald, Chief Officer, Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership on 01546 604339. If you would like more information on the application process, please contact Jane Fowler, Head of Improvement and HR, Argyll and Bute Council, 01546 604466.