003963 - Programme Director
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job reference: 003963

Location: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job closing date: 29/08/2019

Job posted date: 19/08/2019

Salary: Current Salary will apply

Employment type: Secondment

Job Type: Senior Managers

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: BM Unit

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Secondment opportunity on current terms and conditions until October 2020

Access QI is a new national programme focused on supporting NHS Boards to deploy quality improvement expertise to help deliver sustainable improvements in waiting times whilst maintaining or improving the quality of care.

Following recent confirmation of funding of this programme, initially until October 2020, we are now looking to recruit to a National Programme Director to lead this high profile programme. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled senior manager with significant QI experience to play a key role in setting up, implementing and developing this critical new national programme of work.

A credible leader at either a national or regional level, you will have relevant experience of working with key stakeholders to co-design and deliver complex improvement programmes that have delivered measurable outcomes, ideally within the health and social care environment.

An accomplished communicator, you will be skilled in managing complex relationships between stakeholders with competing priorities whilst building and maintaining effective working relationships. With a strong track record in leading and implementing improvements at scale, you will ensure the programme contributes to the delivery of shorter waiting times. The successful candidate will also have practical experience of applying QI to deliver sustainable improvements in waiting times.

You will be joining an organisation that has an international reputation for its leading edge approach to quality improvement and have access to advice and support from a range of international partners including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. As a key member of the ihub directorate’s senior management team, you will benefit from working with a team of peers who share your passion for deploying quality improvement to deliver sustainable improvements in health and social care.

Potential applicants are expected to be operating at a senior/strategic level within their current organisations (eg Head of Service or above).

Further Information

  • Further information on Access QI, including a link to the design brief for this new programme of work, can be found on our website.
  • Informal enquiries should be made to Ruth Glassborow, Director of Improvement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland by contacting Susan Gibson on 0131 623 4289 or email susan.gibson24@nhs.net

As a secondment opportunity, interesred candidates will need the support of their existing line manager/NHS Board before applying for the post.

We support health and social care providers in Scotland to deliver high quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and person-centred care; and to provide public assurance about the quality and safety of that care.


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