Executive Chief Officer (five roles)

Inverness, Highland
23 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full time

This is your opportunity as Executive Chief Officer to help shape the successful future of this region and champion the citizens of the Highlands

As part of the Executive Leadership Team you will help the Council deliver its vision and objectives to achieve better outcomes.

You should be educated to degree level with a further relevant professional qualification. You will have significant leadership experience across large, complex organisations, as well as the ability to work effectively with key stakeholders and partners. A visionary and empowering leader, you will relish change, have a passionate commitment to high quality public service and continuous improvement.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a senior leader you will take responsibility for:

  • Budget delivery, both service and corporate budget tasks and sustainability
  • Corporate performance culture and aspirations
  • Process improvement
  • Undertaking customer needs and delivering quality services across the whole of the Highlands
  • Simplifying and enabling partnership working at all levels
  • A culture of commerciality with an agile structure, capable of facilitating and encouraging innovation amongst its employees
  • Leadership ambition and self-awareness
  • Working as ‘one council’ with evidence of improved collaboration
  • Improved engagement and connectivity between senior staff across the whole of this Highlands

We are currently transitioning to a new structure of 8 Executive Chief Officers. All Executive Chief Officers will have a range of corporate responsibility alongside their service function and linked to a specific geographical area. These will include community capacity building, strengthening partnership and promoting cross-service collaboration and build on the Council ‘s relationship and reputation with the communities it serves. You will play a key role in including staff in all change and improvement processes impacting positively upon attitude, behaviour, skills and competencies.

The five roles

  • Executive Chief Officer - Education
  • Executive Chief Officer - Health and Social Care
  • Executive Chief Officer - Resources and Finance
  • Executive Chief Officer - Performance and Governance
  • Executive Chief Officer - Customer and People