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Job reference: 163205
Salary: Band 5 (£30,229 - £37,664)
Job closing date: 19/09/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 06/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Centre for Workforce Supply (CWS), Workforce Directorate

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Flexible Location: Based throughout Scotland, NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working (within the UK). We’re happy to talk about how you want to work.

Work Pattern: Fixed-term, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week.

Fixed-term or Secondment** until 31/03/2024


**For NHS applicants, only a Secondment will be made available.

For non NHS applicants, a fixed-term or secondment would be considered.

You must have eligibility and entitlement to work in the UK which is required to be maintained throughout your period of employment

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.

The Workforce Directorate works at a national level to support the delivery of NES’s strategic plan and is a key partner to the delivery of Scottish Government priorities for the health and social care workforce.

The Centre for Workforce Supply (CWS) is a fast paced, high profile and dynamic team, within the Workforce Directorate. Commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2021, our goal is to support the growth and transformation of the NHS workforce. Our work is aligned to the National Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care.

One of our key objectives is to raise awareness of and attraction to the NHS across Scotland, to ensure we have workforce fit for the future.

We deliver this objective through an innovative Marketing workstream, effectively promoting careers in NHS Scotland to domestic and overseas candidates. We do this by raising the profile of NHS Scotland roles through a variety of different marketing activities, from digital resources and events to social media assets.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join our small, highly talented and growing team to support the delivery of our Marketing workstream.

Working to the Marketing Manager, you will coordinate and input into the development and implementation of national marketing activities, assets and materials for NHS Scotland.

You will provide much needed project coordination support, ensuring high quality, engaging outputs are delivered on time.

Do you want to make a difference to the everyday lives of our NHS workforce?

Do you enjoy working at pace in a high profile, dynamic environment? 

Do you have an eye for innovative aesthetics? 

Do you enjoy problem solving and collaborating with others? 

Working in CWS you will have the opportunity to bring your unique creative skills and experience to the table, collaborating across organisations to support recruitment into the NHS in Scotland.

Still interested?

What We Love to See

Marketing Officers offer a broad range of skills and experience, if you can offer some or all of these, we’d love you to apply:

  • Experience of working in a marketing role
  • Proficiency in design principles and an eye for innovative aesthetics
  • Proficiency across both online and offline channels, encompassing digital, social, PR, and other traditional media areas
  • A meticulous eye for detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work
  • Exceptional communication abilities with strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to understand audiences and write compelling marketing briefs
  • Strong presentation skills with an ability to communicate decisions
  • Excellent project coordination and time management skills

Benefits Which Matter

As a valued employee of NHS Scotland, you can enjoy an extensive range of benefits including: ​​​​​​​

  • Life-work balance - with opportunities for flexible working and remote working
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Annual incremental salary progression (up to the maximum of the salary band) plus annual NHS salary scale review
  • Annual Leave - 27 Days increasing in line with service plus 8 days public holiday
  • NHS discounts and more​​​​​​​

Diversity and Inclusion

Developing a successful national service for Scotland is impossible without ensuring we consider the diverse needs, perspectives and backgrounds of everyone in Scotland in our work. 

We are focused on hiring the very best talent available for NES, and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and aim to ensure everyone is treated fairly, with respect and has a positive recruitment experience – regardless of the outcome. 

It’s not essential to be in a Marketing role right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or returning after working in another field. Your experiences elsewhere can bring a fresh perspective to our work.

If you are considering applying and feel it would be helpful to discuss this initially, please contact   

Next Steps

**NHS applicants will only be considered on a secondment basis, and so are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity

Our recruitment process is currently 100% remote and if successful you would initially work remotely, working from our offices as operationally required.

All applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail.

Online interviews will take place on Friday 29th September 2023.

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

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. Please note, CV’s will not be accepted.

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