Top job! Charity Chief Officer

  • Full time
  • £75,711 – £81,426
  • Dundee
  • Closing 15th February 2023

  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • Grade 8c. Permanent


NHS Tayside (NHST) is an NHS board which forms one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. It provides healthcare services in Angus, the City of Dundee and Perth and Kinross. NHST is headquartered at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

NHS Tayside Health Fund (THF) is a Registered Scottish Charity which supports NHS Tayside hospitals and services. It holds endowment property and funds for purposes relating to health services and research. The Fund is funded by donations and legacies received from patients, their relatives, the general public and other organisations. The overall strategy of the Fund is to provide support to Tayside NHS Board in whatever way the Trustees consider appropriate, subject to any specified directions under their Charter, to make a big difference to patients and their families across Tayside.

The Board of Trustees is now looking for a dynamic new Charity Chief Officer to lead, develop and implement THF’s new strategy in fundraising and grant-making. The successful candidate will build a brand that is admired and respected. They will support the Board with its governance role, reorganise and refocus THF’s activities and expenditure, build strong partnerships and relationships and provide excellent leadership.

We’re looking for someone with strong business acumen and deep senior leadership and management experience. A knowledge or understanding of health and social care and/or Third Sector partnership working across the sector would be helpful, but not essential. You should not be afraid to challenge and change existing processes. You will need to evidence superb strategy development, income generation and relationship management skills. As you will be interacting with a variety of stakeholders including the Scottish Government, the media, NHS staff and healthcare professionals, you should have excellent communication skills and be comfortable at engaging at all levels. Added to this, you should be values led, innovative, proactive and able to motivate teams

You need not necessarily come from the health sector; however you should be passionate about improving the health of all and be able to convey that passion to those around you, leading and driving change while maintaining a state of control within THF.

Good health is one of the most basic human rights and, by supplementing the core services that NHST provides, THF can make a real and visible difference to people’s lives. This role will be as rewarding as it is challenging as you will be shaping this charity for the future. It could very well be the most wonderful legacy you leave behind.

Application notes

Please email us at or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification. You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 15th February

Interview Date: TBC end of February

This search is being conducted exclusively for NHS Tayside by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and academia and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments..