Improvement Advisor
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job reference: 065338

Location: Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Glasgow/Edinburgh)

Job closing date: 27/09/2021

Job posted date: 10/09/2021

Salary: Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Primary Care, LW in Communities

Employer (NHS Board) : Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Improvement Advisor – Multiple Posts (REF:65338)

£40,872 - £47,846 (Band 7)

Full time (37.5 hours/week)


Edinburgh/Glasgow - remote working will apply for the foreseeable future

This is an exciting opportunity for proactive and enthusiastic individuals to join the Improvement Hub (ihub) within Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) and support delivery of our work in the Living Well in Communities and Primary Care Improvement Portfolios.

We are looking for people with experience of supporting service, organisational or system improvement across health and social care using improvement methodologies. The diversity of our work requires an adaptable approach to improvement support that can be applied to any setting including those based within communities. 

The ability to build relationships and motivate people and organisations to drive change is a significant part of the role. Strong communication, interpersonal and team working skills are therefore required. You should also have the ability to develop others through a range approaches including coaching, mentoring and facilitation.

The evolving and changing nature of our work also means that the ability to work to deadlines and effectively manage and adapt to change is important. These posts offer the opportunity to drive continuous improvement across Scotland based within a dynamic and impactful team.

Candidates should be educated to MSc level or have equivalent training in an aspect of implementation and improvement science or extensive practical experience of supporting implementation and improvement programmes at a national level. We welcome applications from a wide-range of professional backgrounds and sectors. 

Further information about the Living Well in Communities and Primary Care Improvement Portfolios is available at

If you require any further information or would like an informal chat about the posts please contact Nathan and Tom, details below:

  • Nathan Devereux, Senior Improvement Advisor, Living Well in Communities,, 07973 908 965.
  • Tom McCarthy, Senior Improvement Advisor, Primary Care Improvement Programme,, 07989 213 125.

Please note the post is advertised as full-time however, we may consider a variety of work patterns for this role. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss informally.

Closing date: Monday 27 September 2021 at midnight

It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually on MS Teams on 12th and 13th October 2021.