Job reference: 134575
Location: Flexible Location
Job closing date: 29/01/2023
Job posted date: 17/01/2023
Salary: Band 7 (£43,422 - £50,506)
Job Type: Administrative Services
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Department: Delivery (NES Technology Service)
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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Flexible Location: Based throughout Scotland, NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working. 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 31/03/2025

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

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.

NES Technology Service (NTS) has created a strategic programme for the transformation of digital based services to allow NES to become a leading digital organisation in Scottish Health, digital by default and fully aligned with the Scottish Government’s technology strategies. It is in pursuit of this aim that NTS are working with partners to develop the National Digital Platform.

The National Digital Platform

In the future, the first point of contact for many health and social care services will be digital. This requires technology that enables innovation and communication between systems in order to ensure these services are delivered in the most effective way.

The National Digital Platform (NDP) is an open, standards-based platform, supporting technology for the health and social care environment. It underpins our commitment to making health and care information and services more accessible. Working with those delivering solutions across health and social care to bring new and existing digital components onto the platform, for re-use.

The National Digital Platform

Our Technology

We are in the business of providing safe, secure and innovative technology products and services that aim to improve outcomes across education, training, workforce, health and care in the public sector in Scotland. Using modern cloud-based technology we deliver sustainable products and services for the future.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Delivery Manager to join our small, but highly talented and growing team to help deliver new products to be used in health and social care.

Do you want to play a key role in delivering working software to health and care professionals?

Do you have a keen interest in Agile and Lean practices with a track record in applying them?

Do you enjoy leading, encouraging, and motivating teams?

Do you enjoy working at pace and being adaptive to an ever-changing environment?

Working within a delivery team you will have the opportunity to deliver software that will directly improve the working lives of health and care professionals and have a direct impact for the general public.

Does this sound like you?

What We Love to See

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

  • Proven experience of working in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to solve issues and unblock problems, helping to drive the team forward and making sure the team are working towards delivery commitments
  • A clear understanding of agile practices and experience in applying techniques which help teams deliver value effectively and sustainably
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Product Managers (or Product Owners) in producing plans and communicating these plans to a range of stakeholders
  • Highly effective at identifying and implementing process improvements
  • Ability to work autonomously and use own initiative, to organise and prioritise workload and to meet strict deadlines

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 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 Delivery Manager role right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or returning to delivery management 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 who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current manager at the earliest opportunity.

Our recruitment process is currently 100% remote and if successful you would initially work remotely, only working from our offices once official guidance supports this.

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

Online interviews will take place on 8th of February 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.

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