Project Officer
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job reference: 057182

Location: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job closing date: 02/07/2021

Job posted date: 15/06/2021

Salary: Band 5 (£26,104 - £32,915)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: NMAHP Directorate

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Project Officer (057182)

Internal Improvement Oversight Board (IIOB)

Band 5 - £26,104 - £32,915

Full Time (37.5 hours/week)

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 31 March 2022

Edinburgh or Glasgow - remote working will apply for the foreseeable future.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has set out an ambitious Internal Improvement work plan focused on our ways of working, digital transformation and our staff capacity and capability. This is an exciting time for the Internal Improvement Team and an opportunity has arisen to join and support us in achieving our future vision for HIS.

The post holder will co-ordinate and support project activity to deliver agreed outcomes within timescales, cost parameters and to a high standard. This post requires the ability to work in a fast paced environment, managing competing priorities and working across different programmes and projects. You will be working as an integral part of a small team and look forward to helping shape and manage the work programme of the Internal Improvement Oversight Board (IIOB), its impact on the organisation’s work and ultimately on the care people in Scotland receive. 

The Project Officer is a key part of the Internal Improvement team with a role to play across all elements of the programme, with a particular focus on the Digital Transformation programme. The Project Officer will support project activity such as, organising meetings and events (including virtual facilitation), webinar planning and report writing.  Your role will include (but is not limited to) managing the process of collating and analysing data, contributing to, pulling together and proof-reading of reports and providing general project support to the programme.

The successful candidate should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) and have an understanding of project management and experience of project work. They shouldalso be able to work on their own initiative, be proactive, manage and prioritise a busy work schedule and demonstrate attention to detail. We are looking for someone with experience of report writing, strong communication and good interpersonal skills. An interest in digital and new ways of working is desirable but not essential. Due to the
ongoing pandemic, we are currently working remotely utilising MS Teams, so any additional skills in this area would be advantageous.

Closing date: Friday 2 July 2021 at midnight.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 29 July 2021 via MS Teams.


The closing date for this job has now passed.