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Job reference: 126989
Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)
Job closing date: 24/11/2022
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 18.75
Job posted date: 10/11/2022
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Educational Development

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Hours: 18.75 hours per week (0.5 wte)

Duration: Fixed term/Secondment until 31 March 2023*

Flexible Location: NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working.  We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is the national health board with statutory responsibilities to effect sustainable change through workforce development, education and training across the health and social care system in Scotland, while working at UK level with partner organisations.

We are the leader in educational design, delivery and quality assurance and provide wide-ranging support to workforce development. We are the official provider of workforce statistics for NHS Scotland and support national workforce planning. We design and develop digital technologies supporting innovation and transformation.

Our purpose is to drive change and improve the quality of care experienced by citizens across Scotland by ensuring that we have the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. NES is integral to improving outcomes for people and in ensuring a skilled and capable workforce underpins the design and delivery of services. As an organisation, we recognise the significant contribution we can make to improving population health, reducing inequalities and economic development.

The Remote and Rural Healthcare Educational Alliance (RRHEAL) was established in 2008 as part of NES to support the development of a sustainable health education system for remote rural and island Scotland. RRHEAL supports inclusive access and at distance educational engagement, develops educational tools and links to material specifically relevant to teams supporting health and social care for remote, rural and island populations of Scotland

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to:

  • NES have identified competencies for the design and delivery of the Rural Advanced Practice (RAP) Qulification, a high priority remote and rural inclusive training programme and resources that will help ensure that remote, rural and island workforce teams are a skilled, sustainable and supported workforce who can deliver safe and effective care to people in remote, rural and island settings. A first of its kind, it will require a structured education and professional support network and hub to train and support those who provide supervision for multiprofessional rural practitioners across Scotland. An essential component within a high-quality workforce and education approach that will support the training and education of multidisciplinary rural practitioners working at advance practice level across Scotland
  • Support with recruiting learners to the RAP programme for first cohort Sept 2023
  • Assist with the building of the RAP hub.
  • Develop the RAP hub with relevant educational resources to support effective supervision
  • Identify additional educational resources to support ongoing professional development for learners and supervisors
  • Engage with UHI and key stakeholders to recruit learners to the RAP programme
  • Liaise with the relevant technology partners to build the RAP hub.
  • Consult with partners to ascertain relevant education resources, to enable development of these.
  • Scope current CPD resources and identify gaps through engagement and Discussion with key stakeholders
  • Develop a plan to survey learners and educators on their experiences of the programme delivery

What you'll bring

These will include but are not restricted to:

  • Experience/understanding of the external political and social environment, including NHS policy issues and priorities, and the wider agenda of public policy impacting on other relevant agencies
  • Significant experience of managing large and complex projects/workstreams
  • Communications / Presentation experience
  • Experience of planning, developing and delivering education and training
  • Analytical experience
  • Experience of budget monitoring, financial forecasting and control
  • Experience of writing complex reports for diverse audience where interpretation of related policies is required
  • Substantial postgraduate experience and will have held enhanced responsibility in an educational or healthcare post
  • Experience of working in an educationally or knowledge management focused environment
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary environment

*For NHS employee applicants: Secondment or SLA will be considered in the first instance

*Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below.

Informal enquiries may be directed to

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

Closing date: 24th November 2022

Interview date: 12th December 2022.

You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment. Evidence of this must be produced upon request.

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment:

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