Programme Manager

Job reference: 028348

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job closing date: 31/08/2020

Job posted date: 18/08/2020

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Specialist & Screening Srvces (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities
Strategic Fertility Network / National Neonatal Network
Agenda for Change Band 7
FULL TIME 37.5 hours per week permanent
Edinburgh or Glasgow

National Services Division (NSD) plans, funds and co-ordinates national networks and specialist and screening services on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government. Within NSD the National Strategic Networks team hosts a wide range of national strategic networks. The team provides consistent managerial leadership to enable the strategic networks to deliver their aims and objectives mandated by Scottish Government and providing a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach.

We are seeking experienced Programme Managers to support two of the strategic networks: the National Neonatal Network and the newly commissioned Strategic Fertility Network for Scotland. Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the post holder will join a team of staff based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They will work in collaboration with lead clinicians, Network members and key stakeholders to enable the Network to deliver its aims and objectives to standards set out in its mandate.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the effective planning, co-ordination and management of the Network and its agreed portfolio of work. This role requires excellent skills in communication, the ability to manage change and deliver improvement in complex and dynamic environments, as well as excellent leadership, influencing, organisational skills and the ability to produce written work of the highest quality.

Networks include service users, health and other professionals e.g. from social care and voluntary organisations. Engaging with stakeholders at this level requires the post holder to be able to nurture relationships across professional, organisational and geographical boundaries and commit to occasional out of hours work. Travel throughout Scotland is also required. A pool/hire car is available for business use.

Applicants should be educated to degree level and should have a proven track record of leading and driving improvements in healthcare through effective use of recognised project and improvement methodologies. A relevant clinical background is desirable.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Kate Burley, Associate Programme Director, on 07775 778 505 / or contact Carsten Mandt, Senior Programme Manager, on 07855 134 998 /

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 31 August 2020.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders). CVs are not acceptable and a fully completed application is a pre-requisite.
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.


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