Programme Manager

Job reference: 003286

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job closing date: 27/08/2019

Job posted date: 07/08/2019

Salary: Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Programme Management Services (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

These posts are based within East and West regional hubs

Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Programme Managers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.
We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.
Successful candidates will be professional with a client-focused approach, bring proven experience of programme and project management and have worked with a range of methodologies and approaches. You will be confident, self motivated and with a flexible and resilient approach to working on challenging, high profile, national programmes.  You will also have experience of applying continuous and quality improvement which you can bring to all aspects of the role.  Experienced in working with senior stakeholders and leading multi-disciplinary teams you are able to consistently deliver complex programme outcomes and benefits for our clients.
Your experience of leading and managing staff will support and develop teams working across a number of projects.  Experience of working in an Agile/Service Design environments would be advantageous.
Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.

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 email

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Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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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