Engagement Officer
Community Engagement Western Isles

Job reference: 061337

Location: Community Engagement Western Isles

Job closing date: 20/08/2021

Job posted date: 15/07/2021

Salary: Band 5 (£26,104 - £32,915)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: SHC Western Isles

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Engagement Officer (Ref: 061337)

Secondment/Fixed Term Opportunity until 31 March 2022

Full Time (37 hours/week)

Band 5 - £26,104 - £32,195

NHS Western Isles area

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Community Engagement works with people and communities to enable them to use their skills and experience to design and improve the health and care services that matter to them as well as supporting NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships to develop and improve their engagement activities. 

We believe people and communities should also have the opportunity to work together with the organisations that provide those services. We work with policy makers and service providers to ensure that people and communities are involved in planning and developing local health and care services.

This secondment post offers an exciting opportunity to promote the activities of the Community Engagement Directorate within the NHS Western Isles (Eileanan Siar) Board area. Working in collaboration with people, communities and third sector organisations you will support and enable engagement and involvement activities to take place and support NHS Board and Health and Social Care Partnership to enhance and improve their engagement activities. 

Ideally, you will have an understanding and previous experience of working in public involvement, have training experience as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Due to current COVID restrictions, we will be working at home for the foreseeable future.    

Closing date: Friday 20 August 2021 at 12 Noon

Date of interview: Interviews are anticipated to be on 7 September virtually by MS Teams