Senior Project Officer
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job reference: 054324

Location: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job closing date: 17/06/2021

Job posted date: 03/06/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Scottish Med Consortium

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Senior Project Officer (Ref: HIS054324)

Temporary until 31st May 2023 (37.5hrs)

£33,072 - £40,736 - Band 6

Glasgow/ Edinburgh - remote working will apply for the foreseeable future

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC), part of the Evidence Directorate, has a remit to provide advice to NHS Boards and their Area Drug and Therapeutic Committees (ADTCs) across Scotland about the status of all newly licensed medicines and to support Boards with financial planning for new medicines in the pipeline.

This exciting new post has been created to support the SMC team on a range of activities and service improvements. One of these is a new approach to the introduction of new medicines, known as the Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP) that was launched on January 1st 2021. This is an ambitious integrated approach, involving the medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, alongside SMC and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It aims to reduce the time to market for innovative new medicines, allowing patients to benefit from them more quickly.  The postholder will be required to support the Operations Manager with the implementation of the ILAP alongside business as usual, manage the organisation of multi-stakeholder meetings and associated actions. The postholder will also lead on a number of service improvements relating to core business as well as supporting business functions such as operating and developing the information management system for SMC, Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

The postholder will have a proven track record of effective project management of a variety of topics with complex, often competing strategic agendas to ensure the delivery of high quality products ensuring workload is prioritised to meet timescales, while remaining flexible to meet the demands of changes within the project and across the organisation.  The postholder will be experienced in facilitation and meeting skills.  It is essential the postholder has a high level of interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to prioritise workload and manage deadlines. Experience of working in the public sector and at national level is desirable for this post.

For further information, please contact Donna Leith, Operations Manager,

Closing date:  17 June 2021 at midnight


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