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Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, where you can find out more about both the unique environment of the Shetland Islands, and this key appointment. I hope that you find the information provided useful in making your application.

Living and working in Shetland really isn’t like anywhere else – and both Shetland Islands Council and NHS Shetland play an integral role in its community, economy and infrastructure. Our work directly affects every person who lives on, or visits, our islands.

An island community presents some unique challenges, not least the added complexity of delivering cost effective and fit-for-purpose services without the infrastructure or specialist services of mainland UK. Ensuring that our community have access to the same high quality health and support services as the rest of the UK, while managing the cost pressures of off-island provision is a constant and complex challenge.

The last 12 months have been a remarkably testing time for our services, as we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Simply put: our staff have done a remarkable job. And supporting them in their continued commitment to achieving the best outcomes for our community will be a core priority for this role. At the same time, we will continue to pursue the integration agenda, shaping a modern, cohesive and efficient Health and Social Care service that will support the quality of life that makes these islands such a great place.

Shetland is a quite remarkable place to live, work, and flourish, and we look forward to working closely with the successful applicant to deliver our organisations’ targets, priorities, and ambitions for our community.

We wish you the very best of luck with your application.

Michael Dickson

Michael Dickson
Chief Executive
NHS Shetland

Maggie Sandison

Maggie Sandison
Chief Executive
Shetland Islands Council

 

We have engaged Solace in Business to support this important appointment; so if you have any queries about the role or the recruitment process which are not answered on this site, we encourage you to contact them on 020 7976 3311.

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