Business Partner (ODLL)

Job reference: 101271

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 18/05/2022

Job posted date: 04/05/2022

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Organisation, Leadership and Education Development (OLED)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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.

Organisational Development, Leadership and Learning (ODLL) is a department within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) that offers a broad range of innovative learning, education and OD activities.

As a Business Partner, you would work collaboratively with peers and colleagues to get the best outcome for learners and the people we work with. You would join us at a time where we are adapting our traditional development & delivery approaches as we respond and adapt to the busiest time we have known for the NHS.

What you'll do 

Key tasks will include but are not restricted to;

If you were in this role today, here’s some of the things you may be doing:

  • Designing a new course with your colleagues to deliver digitally across the organisation
  • Supporting team development through facilitation of workshops, created by you
  • Using data to analyse, evaluate and inform learning programmes
  • Making recommendations on improvements to learning programmes
  • Working collaboratively with external NHS colleagues on national work
  • Supporting teams and individuals through organisational change

Working with us means:

  • Life-work balance and flexible working
  • Collaborating with and empowering each other
  • Using technology and new digital approaches, but remembering the human too
  • Supporting, guiding and sharing resources and knowledge with colleagues

What you'll bring

These will include but are not restricted to;

You take initiative and are creative in finding solutions to problems, showing tenacity in positively challenging conventional approaches and stimulate change through stakeholder engagement. You’re enthusiastic, collaborative and believe in NHS Scotland values and NES Leadership Behaviours.

Some of the knowledge, skills and experience you might have:

  • Qualified to SCQF level 9/10; a relevant professional qualification e.g. CIPD or proven work experience in learning, education and/or organisational development
  • Excellent analytical skills, with expertise in accessing, analysing and presenting a wide range of complex information
  • Design and delivery of training and development interventions; virtually, digitally and face to face
  • Understanding and experience of contemporary education approaches, for example adult education and workplace learning

You can read more about the role in the Job Information Pack. If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact

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.

Closing date:  18/05/2022

Interview date: TBD

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment:


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