Programme Support Officer - 2 permanent posts & 1 Fixed Term/Secondment post for 12 months available
Gyle Square

Job reference: 002600

Location: Gyle Square

Job closing date: 03/09/2019

Job posted date: 23/07/2019

Salary: Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)

Employment type: Various Contract Options

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Specialist & Screening Srvces (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland


The Specialist and Screening Directorate plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services, on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. It facilitates service change across NHS Scotland to ensure consistent, equitable provision of high quality, safe, effective, person centred services to meet the needs of the population of Scotland.

We are seeking 2 permanent Programme Support Officers to join the team. We also have a further 12 month Fixed Term/Secondment position available.

All of the positions are based in Edinburgh. 

The posts will assist with the national commissioning and co-ordination of screening programmes and specialist services by providing programme support to ensure that high quality and effective services are provided throughout NHS Scotland.  The Programme Support Officer is a key member of the team and the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of supporting projects and programmes.

A highly motivated individual who has excellent organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload.  The post-holder will be required to provide a high level of support to the NSD Programme Manager, internal and external groups and NHS Scotland health professionals. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required.

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.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Lyn Hutchison on 0131 275 6412.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 3 September 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies


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