9. The overall aim is to ensure that, from 2018, chief executive and executive director posts to be filled will have a minimum of four appointable candidates who have come through the new national leadership development, talent management and succession planning process who are ready to compete for, or be assigned to, posts within NHSScotland. NHSScotland is open to new people and should be regarded as an exemplar employer which can attract, recruit and retain external applicants as well as internal ones. NHSScotland as an employer has the ambition and obligation to develop all the people who work in it at whatever level - those with the talent, ability, drive and values should be able to reach the highest positions, regardless of background.
Email: Gwen Nicholson
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House