Senior Specialist Lead

Job reference: 108264

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 06/07/2022

Job posted date: 22/06/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Medical and Dental

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Professional Development

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

Agenda for Change Band 8A: Senior Educator Post 

Permanent, full-time post; 37.5 hours per week 

Who We Are  

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. 

The Medical Directorate is responsible to the NES Board and through the Board to Scottish Government for the commissioning and delivery of postgraduate medical education in Scotland. 

The Quality Improvement Team, as part of the Medical Directorate, is responsible for the development and delivery of quality improvement (QI) training and development across the Scottish Public Sector, and provision of organisational improvement support. 

What you'll do   

We are looking to appoint a Senior Educator to lead cohorts of national QI programmes (for example the Scottish Improvement Leader (ScIL) Programme, Scottish Coaching and Leading for Improvement Programme (SCLIP)). Working as part of a team you will also support the content development, evaluation and maintaining links with QI programme graduates.  

You will also collaborate with the wider QI team to lead on the delivery of team objectives which includes programmes of corporate improvement areas. 

Key tasks will include but will not be limited to:  

  • Lead faculty on quality improvement programmes (for example ScIL and SCLIP) 

  • Contribute to the development of resources related to quality improvement methods and tools 

  • Provide QI coaching support to teams within NES 

  • Contribute to evaluation of QI programmes 

  • Deliver content for programmes to a range of audiences in a range of settings  

  • Manage alumni graduate networks 

What you'll bring 

This will include but is not limited to:  

  • Completion of quality improvement qualification/certification 

  • Experience of designing and delivering QI education and training 

  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience of applying QI and project management methodologies to develop services 

  • An extensive track record applying and coaching individuals/teams in quality improvement methodology 

  • Excellent team player and interpersonal skills 

  • Creativity and innovation  

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack which includes a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.  

Informal enquiries are welcomed by David Maxwell, Professional Lead, at   

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

CVs will not be accepted. 

Closing date: 6th July 2022 

Interview date: July 27th - 29th 2022