Job reference: 134989
Location: Flexible Location
Job closing date: 02/02/2023
Job posted date: 19/01/2023
Salary: Band 8A (£53,513 - £57,767)
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Department: Portfolio B - NMAHP
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, 2 part time posts will be considered.

Duration: Fixed Term / Secondment from 1st April 2023 – 31st March 2024*

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the NMAHP Directorate within NES.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Specialist Lead/s with subject matter expertise to inform the development of a new Transgender Knowledge and Skills Framework and to explore opportunities for staff training and improved resources to support best care of trans people accessing services in NHS Scotland. This work will support the development of a skilled and resourced workforce within Scotland's gender identity services and all staff working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse people across health and social care settings in order to deliver high quality care.

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

  • Working in partnership with the Head of Programme and colleagues from across NES, provide subject matter expertise and leadership to the development of the new Transgender Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • Engaging and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders including clinicians, educationalists, strategic service leads, third sector and people with lived experience
  • Ensuring that people with lived experience of accessing or waiting to access gender identity services, including those from seldom heard groups and those who support people in accessing these services, such as caregivers and carers of young people, are part of this work
  • Ensuring processes are in place to offer emotional and wellbeing support to those engaging in this work and to ensure their privacy and confidentiality is respected at every stage of engagement
  • Scoping of currently available education to include, local NHS Board initiatives, Scottish Higher Education Institutions and Colleges, independent and voluntary education sector, third sector organisations supporting this population and UK wide provision
  • Exploring opportunities for staff training and educational resources to support best care of trans people accessing services in the NHS, as mapped to the new framework
  • Identifying gaps in training and education and providing recommendations for the development of new learning resources and training programmes
  • Liaising with the Scottish Government Team and contributing to regular reporting on progress of the work to the National Gender Identity Healthcare Reference Group
  • With support from the NES and Scottish Government Team, identifying other Scottish Government commissions intersecting with this topic to coordinate and align work to maximise the available resources and avoid the duplication, e.g. Diversity and Inclusion training for NHS workforce.
  • Supporting NHS Boards to embed the Knowledge and Skills Framework to support Personal Development Planning and Review, helping the staff to develop and apply their knowledge and skills to meet the demands of their post, and to work safely and effectively.

What you'll bring

These will include but are not restricted to;

  • Experience of supporting and engaging meaningfully with trans, non-binary and gender diverse people within health and social care settings
  • A human rights based, person centred and multidisciplinary approach and a commitment to ensure that service provision is inclusive, non-judgemental and appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience of identifying and meeting education and training needs within mutiprofessional teams
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiating, influencing and facilitation skills, with the ability to communicate sensitive and complex information

*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.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like 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: 2nd February 2023

Interview date: to be confirmed via MS Teams

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 sex, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.

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