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Job reference: 080227
Location: Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Job closing date: 15/01/2022
Job posted date: 03/12/2021
Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)
Job Type: Senior Managers
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Department: Digital Mental Health
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian

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Join Mental Health Services in NHS Lothian to lead our Programme of Digital Transformation. Working alongside an established clinical lead, you will bring strategy and structure to a growing suite of projects improving pathway efficiency, electronic records and digital maturity.

We are looking a full time Programme Managers at Band 8a working standard office hours, based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders across NHS Lothian and the four local Health and Social Care Partnerships to deliver modern mental health services that maximise what digital solutions can offer. This role is for an initial two-year period with funding for a permanent post currently being sought.

Mental Health Services in NHS Lothian deliver mental health care of all types to almost 1 million people. Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

With experience of delivering programmes and projects in a multi-disciplinary environment, you will have excellent interpersonal skills, oral & written communication skills and well-developed organisational abilities and the ability to negotiate and coherently argue a case for change. You will be educated to SCQF level 11 (postgraduate) in a business-related or IT-related subject plus significant previous experience in managing projects at a senior level in a complex organisation.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact George Ball on 0131 537 6906 or email or Dr Rob Waller -

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