Executive Director (Medical)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
07 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type


Part time or Full time 

Minimum of 24 hours up to 40 hours


Applications are invited from candidates interested in taking up this senior medical leadership role with a Scotland wide remit.

The Commission protects and promotes the human rights of people with mental illness, learning disabilities, dementia and related conditions. 

This is an opportunity for an experienced psychiatrist with outstanding leadership qualities to lead within and beyond the Commission on medical matters, improving practice, ensuring compliance with the law and promoting the principles of Mental Health and Adults with Incapacity Acts. 

As a member of the Executive Management team, the Executive Director (Medical) will play a leading role in the strategic management and governance of the Commission and will attend Board meetings. 

There will be a portfolio of responsibilities and functions including overseeing statutory responsibilities in relation to compulsory treatment, promoting best practice in mental health care across Scotland and providing internal medical leadership to a small, dedicated team of psychiatrists.

It is essential that applicants are able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills and the ability to influence and command respect of key players in mental health, learning disability and medical fields, including service users and carers. 

Applicants must be a Member or Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists with extensive experience as a consultant psychiatrist, have knowledge of current mental health and incapacity law and a demonstrated commitment to upholding the welfare and human rights of individuals.

The remuneration package is in line with that of NHS consultant psychiatrists. 

For more information on applying, please phone 0131 313 8783/8772 or visit the website by clicking the apply button.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Colin McKay, Chief Executive on 0131 313 8784.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Friday 30th August 2019 with a provisional interview date of Wednesday 18th September 2019. Interviews will take place in Edinburgh.

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