Senior Officer- NMAHP

Job reference: 051878

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job closing date: 05/05/2021

Job posted date: 27/04/2021

Salary: Band 5 (£25,351 - £31,966)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Nursing

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. The core function of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Directorate (NMAHP) is to support the education, training and continuing professional development of nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, health and social care chaplains and their support workers.

What You'll Do

We are looking for a Senior Officer to provide a full and effective comprehensive range of high level administrative support, which will enable the NMAHP Directorate to fulfil its function to a high quality standard.  

Key Tasks will include but will not be limited to:

  • Providing a high level of pro-active administrative support to a senior management team, answering queries in their absence and assisting them in their advisory roles.
  • Providing project management support, where applicable. Planning and organising a variety of tasks, including the involvement in multiple projects and programmes of work.
  • Coordinating and contributing to the production of risk registers, operational plans, reports, communications, minutes, course evaluations, promotional materials and statistics.  
  • Supervising the planning and organising of training courses, teaching programmes, workshops and/or public events.

What You'll Bring

This will include but is not limited to: 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience of providing high level administrative support to a Senior Manager
  • Well-developed organisational, communication and negotiation skills including the ability to communicate information on behalf of senior staff verbally and in writing with a range of people
  •  An awareness of risk management
  • Thorough, diligent and approachable – with good attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to operate high degrees of tact and diplomacy at all times.

Please note there will be some requirement to travel between the NES Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Wayne Duffy at

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Information Pack which includes a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

Closing date: 4th May 2021

Interviews: from 18th May 2021

**** 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 guidance from Scottish Government***

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