Programme Manager
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job reference: 031971

Location: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job closing date: 12/10/2020

Job posted date: 28/09/2020

Salary: Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 32

Department: HIS CommEngage Volunteering

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Programme Manager (Ref 31971)

Volunteering in NHSScotland

Salary: £39,300 - £46,006 (Band 7)

Part time: 32 hours

Secondment/fixed term until 31 May, 2021


Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Community Engagement have an exciting opportunity within the Volunteering in NHSScotland programme. The programme supports NHS boards develop sustainable volunteering programmes through advice and guidance on volunteer management models, recruitment, engagement, policy development and risk management.  The programme also manages the Volunteer Information System, supporting boards to record key data on volunteers and improve local systems. To find out more about the programme visit

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and successful programme. Educated to degree level or having equivalent training or experience, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to work with stakeholders across NHS boards, Scottish Government and third sector. The ability to understand risk and research, interpret and advise on complex information is essential. They will also be able to demonstrate the skills necessary to manage a small programme team to share and promote good practice and opportunities for volunteers. 

The Volunteer Information System is used by the majority of boards across Scotland so an understanding of database management and information governance are essential to ensure that the system meets operational and legislative requirements. Strong project management and improvement skills are also necessary, as well as a good working knowledge of Microsoft applications to support project delivery.

Although working at a strategic level, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate consideration of the volunteer perspective in all aspects of the programme and work with volunteer managers to promote a positive and safe experience for volunteers. 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is committed to advancing equality and promoting diversity.  We therefore encourage anyone to apply for this role. As a Disability Confident employer we will be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments candidates may require to support them in the application process.

Although identified as based in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the location for this role is flexible.

For further information on the role, please contact Valerie Breck

Closing date: 12 October 2020 at midnight

Interviews will be held on 27 October. Alternative days cannot be considered


The closing date for this job has now passed.