Programme Manager
Flexible Location

Job reference: 113106

Location: Flexible Location

Job closing date: 09/08/2022

Job posted date: 27/07/2022

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Quality and Corporate Improvement (Workforce)

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: Permanent, Full Time, 37.5 hours per week.

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.

The Workforce Directorate works at a national level to support the delivery of NES’s strategic plan and is a key partner to the delivery of Scottish Government priorities for the health and social care workforce. It also provides a comprehensive People and Organisational Development strategy and service for the people who work for NES and externally to NHSScotland in the recruitment of medical and dental trainees and other vocational trainee groups.

The Quality and Improvement Unit is a newly established business area aligned to the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate). This will include a quality improvement function and project management office, with associated infrastructure, governance and reporting.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join our small, but highly talented and growing team to work collaboratively across disciplines on strategic programmes of work to support the implementation of the NES strategic plan.

Do you want to improve collaborative practices across the organisation?

Do you enjoy delivering purposeful and meaningful strategic change in collaboration with partners?

Do you want to play a key role in supporting and sustaining growth across the organisation?

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

Working within the Quality and Corporate Improvement Unit you will have the opportunity to think creatively and embrace different approaches that will directly inform the development and delivery of cross-cutting strategic programmes of work.

Does this sound like you?

What We Love to See

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

  • Highly experienced in working across complex environments with multiple stakeholders
  • Proven experience in leading and delivering transformational change programmes
  • Aptitude for building key networks and strategic alliances across multiple stakeholders
  • Extensive track record of collaborating and influencing at all levels (across the public and private sector)
  • Highly 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 confidently scope, develop and maintain a full suite of project and programme documentation and to manage thereafter

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 Programme Management role right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or returning to Quality and Corporate Improvement 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 (Head of Corporate Improvement and Programmes)

Next Steps

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 22nd August 2022.

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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