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Head of People and Performance - Bon Accord Care

Aberdeen City Council
Inspire Building, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5HP
Closing date
3 Jul 2022
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The Role:

Responsible for leading the people management and performance portfolio, you will report to the Managing Director. In this new and exciting role, you’ll be the strategic lead for the delivery of all employee relations, wellbeing, culture and engagement and organisational change and performance matters on behalf of the Company.

A Chartered Member of the CIPD, you will be educated to post graduate level or equivalent in a health related or business discipline. You’ll have a strong track record of facilitating transformative change and significant HR / People Management leadership experience at Board level, as well as developing and managing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across complex organisations


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

An ability to assess business needs from multiple sources, producing high level summaries and recommending appropriate interventions

A sound knowledge of Microsoft 365

Strong customer focus skills and the proven ability to continually anticipate and exceed customer expectations

Leadership & Managerial Skills

The ability to work across a complex landscape while maintaining enthusiasm, energy and commitment to change

Excellent record of achievement at senior management level in a complex, multi-functional organisation

High level of self-awareness, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence, and the ability to assess the implications of future decisions/actions

Value Delivery Skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to tailor communications depending on the audience

Relationship, influencing and negotiation skills

Team working and team building skills

Political acumen in working with non-Executive Directors and Senior Executive colleagues in decision making and governance bodies e.g. NHS Board or Council Committees

Strong presentational skills

The ability to engage and encourage staff and external partner participation in planning and delivery

The ability to support and facilitate transformational change utilising co-productive techniques


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Educated to Post-Graduate level in a health-related or business discipline (or equivalent knowledge and experience)

Evidence of continuous professional development

Management and leadership qualification (or equivalent knowledge).

Significant senior leadership experience

The Individual

Please see Job Profile and Candidate Pack for further details -

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact: Pamela MacKenzie, Managing Director, by email on or by calling 01224 570400 to arrange an appointment for a confidential chat

To apply, please submit your cv and a supporting statement (no more than 2 pages) setting out why you are interested in applying for this role and how you meet the requirements of the job profile, to: by midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022

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