Local authority salary*: £60,424 - £66,066 per annum or NHS salary band 8B (£59,539 - £64,095)

*Reflecting the joint nature of this appointment, the successful candidate will have the option of being appointed on either NHS Ayrshire & Arran or East Ayrshire Council terms and conditions.

Delivery of Primary and Urgent Care Services across Ayrshire and Arran is delegated to East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) as Lead Partnership. We do this with a strong commitment to partnership working with our communities and partners. By working together we can achieve better outcomes for local communities. These relationships support our transformational journey of change to deliver services to meet the needs of local people ensuring care by the right person, at the right time, in the right place.

We are embarking on a new and exciting period within the Primary and Urgent Care Directorate with the creation of two Senior Manager posts (one within Primary Care and one within the Ayrshire Urgent Care Service).  These post holders will directly support the Head of Service by leading the strategic direction across their area of remit, continuing to develop and transform our services to meet the needs of our patients accessing primary and urgent health care.

Primary Urgent Care is delivered through Ayrshire Urgent Care Services (AUCS) which provides a 24/7 urgent care response to the population including out of hours GP Services, District Nursing and Social Work teams. The staffing model within AUCS comprises General Practitioners (GPs), Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), Community Nursing, Crisis Mental Health Team, Social Work services and East Ayrshire Community Responders.

The Service has undergone significant transformational change over the last 18 months improving better outcomes and care pathways for patients. This is an exciting opportunity to transform how urgent care services in Ayrshire and Arran are delivered which is aligned to the national programme of Redesign of Urgent Care. This significant programme represents a change of the provision of safe and effective urgent care services across the whole system.

The post holder will provide vision, strategic direction and operational leadership for AUCS to ensure the effective delivery and development of operational activities which meet the HSCP objectives. 

 Applications are invited from experienced managers who are able to demonstrate successful delivery of service redesign working in partnership with key stakeholders, financial management and development and implementation of continuous quality and service improvement and work programmes.  The successful candidate will promote and ensure a person centred approach to the delivery of safe, effective and efficient urgent care services to the population of Ayrshire. 

Contact Information

Human Resources
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU