Developer (2 Vacancies)
Flexible Location

Job reference: 106168

Location: Flexible Location

Job closing date: 23/06/2022

Job posted date: 08/06/2022

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Various Contract Options

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Development (NES Technology Service)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

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.

Permanent x1

Fixed-term or Secondment* until 31/03/2023 x1

For NHS employee applicants: Secondment or SLA 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 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.

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.

The Opportunity

We are looking for two Developers to join our small, but highly talented and growing team to collaborate and problem-solve some of the most complex challenges in health and social care.

Do you enjoy working as part of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary agile team?

Do you want to play a key role in the development of high quality, robust and scalable web applications that will be used by a broad range of health and care professionals?

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

Working within the Development team you will have the opportunity to develop modern web applications 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

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

  • Experience of Microsoft .NET web development, SQL Server and cloud technologies such as Azure
  • A clear understanding of agile software development practices
  • Ability to collaboratively design, code, test, and document software of medium to high complexity using the right standards and tools
  • An interest in development best practices including application design patterns, cloud architecture, security, and test-driven development
  • Highly effective communicator knowing how to make technical information and language simple for a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (both verbally and in writing)
  • 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 salary increases (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 Developer role right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or returning as a Developer 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 employer 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 28th, 29th & 30th of June (candidates will only attend one day).

For further information please refer to the job information documents attached below. When completing your application, please highlight if you are applying for the permanent vacancy (x1) or the fixed-term vacancy (x1) or if you wish to be considered for both available positions.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. ​​​​​​​


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