Head of Service Review
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job reference: 056789

Location: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job closing date: 18/06/2021

Job posted date: 10/06/2021

Salary: Band 8C (£72,792 - £78,452)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: QAD

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Head of Service Review (Ref: 056789)

Secondment/ Fixed Term opportunity for 12 months


Salary: Band 8C (£72 792 - £78 452)

Are you passionate about improving the quality of health and care in Scotland?  The role of Head of Service Review is a key senior post within the Quality Assurance Directorate at Healthcare Improvement Scotland, which works to support NHSScotland and independent healthcare providers to improve the quality of care they provide to the people of Scotland.

We are looking for a senior manager with the right combination of skills, values and experience, to fulfil one of our Head of Service Review posts. The post-holder will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the design and successful delivery of a varied portfolio of work programmes which review health and care services across Scotland to provide independent assurance and promote improvements in the safety and quality of care. The role will provide visible and effective leadership for the planning and strategic Development of the Quality Assurance Directorate, in collaboration with senior colleagues and with a range of internal and external stakeholders.  

To excel in this role, your extensive knowledge and senior management experience will have been honed in a healthcare or similar complex environment supported by a good understanding of managing and improving service governance at a national level. As a natural leader and communicator, you will be comfortable reviewing major clinical priorities and services across NHSScotland boards, identifying and proposing appropriate support/assurance, developing collaborative working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, delivering difficult messages and supporting your teams to ensure often complex projects are delivered on time, within budget and with real impact.

Further information on how you can make a significant contribution to improving the quality of health and care in Scotland, is contained within the application pack. Informal enquiries can also be made to the Director of Quality Assurance (lynsey.cleland@nhs.scot ).

Closing date: 18 June at 12 noon​​​​​​​


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