Specialist Lead - Onboarding And Relocation (CfWS)

Job reference: 084469

Location: Flexible

Job closing date: 24/01/2022

Job posted date: 10/01/2022

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Human Resources

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

*** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely. If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government***

Fixed term/Secondment opportunity until 31st March 2023

Grade: Agenda for Change Band 7

Location: Flexible - Currently working Remotely

Relocation and Onboarding Specialist Lead – Centre for Workforce Supply

If you are an experienced, Employee Engagement / Employee Experience professional or Global Mobility specialist; this is a unique role which will allow you to have a hugely positive impact on the Healthcare provided to the people of Scotland.

So if you are up for this challenge, please read on.

The Scottish Government has created the Centre for Workforce Supply (CWS) as a centre of expertise for International Recruitment for NHS Scotland. The CWS will be hosted by NHS Education for Scotland (NES).

Who We Are:

The Centre for Workforce Supply (CWS) is working with key stakeholders and the NHS Scotland to:

  • Create a practical and flexible operating model for International Recruitment in NHS Scotland.
  • Help Scottish NHS Boards achieve their International Recruitment goals.
  • Identify and address any “barriers” to International Recruitment though the creation specific “Once for Scotland” (O4S) solutions.

What you’ll do:

The Relocation and Onboarding Specialist Lead is a new post and will be a key member of the growing CWS team. As an experienced Employee Engagement / Employee Experience / Global Mobility professional, with international experience, your key tasks will include:

  • Developing strategies, policies and approaches that will have a positive impact on the selection, onboarding and ongoing pastoral support for international candidates.
  • Ensuring that every international recruit has a positive experience across the whole international recruitment process. From initial interview and selection, through Visa preparation, relocation to Scotland, engagement with their new Ward team and integration into the local hospital community.
  • Utilising your strong working knowledge of engagement, onboarding, relocation and pastoral support to be a point of specialist advice and expertise that augments existing recruitment & immigration services within the NHS Boards.
  • Experience of building supportive communities that encourage and support each other as they navigate and integrate into their new working environment.
  • Have a good understanding of the Code of Practice for ethical international recruitment and creating online guides to educate stakeholders and ensure that all NHS Scotland Boards are adhering to the Code at all times.
  • Becoming a key specialist who will support Boards to ensure the smooth and effective immigration, relocation and transition for international candidates offered employment within NHS Scotland Health Boards / HSCPs.

What you bring

The Centre for Workforce Supply (CWS) is a new entity that will adapt and evolve in order to stay relevant in the ever-changing international recruitment market. The CWS team will require to be innovative and have a responsibility for developing and changing practice and/or services in what is a complex and ever-changing environment.

Your skills will include, but are not restricted to:

  • Degree level in HR / Global Mobility or can demonstrate knowledge gained through significant practical experience in HR, Global Mobility or Employee Engagement roles.
  • Experience of presenting to and engaging with a range of stakeholders to highlight the requirement for well thought through, carefully designed onboarding and engagement processes.
  • A full understanding and experience of the International Recruitment and Onboarding lifecycle and associated policies.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to present and influence a range of stakeholders
  • Good knowledge and understanding of employment law, UK Immigration processes and regulations, Disclosure Scotland checks and Equalities Act 2010 as they apply to the NHS Scotland recruitment process.
  • Evidence of continuously improving & streamlining candidate attraction, engagement and onboarding processes in relation to International Recruitment campaigns
  • Demonstrable ability to encourage teamwork, motivate and guide/coach staff
  • Ability to advise on a range of recruitment selection assessment processes e.g. Assessment Development Centres/Value Based Recruitment

*Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.

For further information please refer to the Job Information Pack below.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

Closing date: 24th January 2022

Interview date:  7th February 2022

We actively encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds, regardless of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief. https://www.careers.nhs.scot/about/who-we-are/

If you have any queries regarding the application portal or the recruitment process, please contact us at:  NES HR Recruitment: recruitment.hr@nes.scot.nhs.uk