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Job reference: 141268
Salary: Band 8B (£67,285 - £71,978)
Job closing date: 21/03/2023
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Flexible Location
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 08/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Education for Scotland
Department: Delivery (NES Technology Service)

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Unsuccessful applicants from our recent Senior Technical Product Manager vacancy (Jan/Feb 2023) should not re-apply.

Flexible Location: Based throughout Scotland, NES is a remote friendly employer supporting office, remote and hybrid working (across 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.

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 Senior Technical Product Manager to join our highly talented and growing team to collaborate and problem-solve some of the most complex challenges in health and social care.

You will work across agile product delivery teams made up of software engineers and product management, with supporting colleagues from disciplines in delivery, design, clinical, information governance and security, regularly lending their skills.

Leading on the development of new and the growth of existing products to support the Health and Social Care workforce within Scotland, you will work as part of the Accelerated National Innovation Pathway (ANIA) in partnership with NHS Golden Jubilee and other regional and national health boards.

Working with the ANIA programme to assess value cases and understand where value in National Digital Platform developments may assist in scaled technology innovation. This role will define and prioritise the platform level problems to solve based on data and information gathered from liaising with stakeholders and users, as well as understanding existing implementation of innovative solutions.

Work will take place in within a programme setting and you will promote agile and sustainable delivery. Comfortable having technical discussions and making technical decisions, you will prioritise and assess work to ensure that the workforce and public are getting value scaling innovation projects.

Do you want to take an active role in the development of applications to improve the safety and wellbeing of staff and patients in the clinical environment?

Do you enjoy collaborating and problem solving with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure you are delivering maximum value?

Do you want to play an important role in delivering the Digital Health and Care Strategy for Scotland?

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

Does this sound like you?

What We Love to See

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

  • Experience implementing a product strategy and roadmaps for medium to long term delivery and implementation
  • A strong background in technology delivery and platform approaches
  • A clear understanding of Agile development methodologies
  • Ability to facilitate negotiations with a wide range of individuals within educational and NHS institutions, Scottish Government, Social Care and beyond, to ensure the delivery of initiatives at the highest possible standards and in line with NES and Scottish Government aims
  • Effective communicator knowing how to make complex technical information and language simple for diverse internal and external stakeholders (both verbally and in writing)
  • Ability to work on own initiative, to organise and prioritise workload and to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to collaborate on the design, development and management of future focused national business critical information systems, platforms, applications, integrations and services developed by NES, and used across NES and the health and care landscape, through highly scalable cloud based applications and technologies 

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 Senior Product Management 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 (including presentation or practical assessment) will take place on 5thApril 2023. The presentation topic will be sent to candidates selected for interview.

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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