Current vacancies

There are currently 15 vacancies within NSS.

Office Services Assistant

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
17460-19470
Closing date: Friday, 14 Dec 2018
Band 2
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17583
As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland's mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

We have a portfolio of buildings across Scotland whereby we have fantastic opportunities for the right individuals.

This is an excellent opportunity to join National Services Scotland with access to excellent CPD opportunities and career progression within a motivated skilled workforce.

We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic individual to work as part of our Office Services team at our headquarters at Gyle Square, Edinburgh.

Working within a team environment you will provide an efficient Mail; Portering and Reception service to staff and visitors.

The post holder will also be required to cover absence for our Mailroom staff at Anderson House and Reception staff at Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh upon request.  In order to provide an efficient Mail service, the successful candidate will uplift NSS Mail from our local sorting office on a daily basis.  You will also deliver and uplift mail/parcels from our offices at Livingston and South Queensferry.

Applicants must hold a full driving licence at the time of applying.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Deborah Murphy on 07970800529.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centre’s and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 14th December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 30 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Staff Nurse

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
23113-29905
Closing date: Friday, 14 Dec 2018
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17713

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking nurse who enjoys working as part of a team. You will require excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. An active interest in training and quality assurance would also be beneficial. Within your role you will contribute to the overall management and smooth running of whole blood and blood component sessions ensuring donors feel welcome, comfortable and valued. You will be required to undertake venepuncture and medical selection duties.

The position is based in Aberdeen; however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include occasional Sundays and late evenings.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current NMC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Shona Reid on 01224 812444 or 07964246898.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 14th December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.





Posted: 12 Oct 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Director

Edinburgh/Glasgow
80,653 to 107,170 per annum
Closing date: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019
Consultant
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18223
Medical Director for Specialist Services in Scotland, within the Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF) Strategic Business Unit in NHS National Services Scotland is being advertised in anticipation of the retiral of the present incumbent in late summer 2019. It is expected the successful candidate will be appointed and take up post in early summer 2019 and will have time to engage with clinical and management colleagues across the wide portfolio of activities that the PCF Medical Director will lead and support. The PCF Medical Director has responsibility to provide assess, develop and performance manage a range of specialist healthcare and technical services to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. By engaging and providing clinical leadership and advice across the SBU, and NHS NSS to ensuring governance standards are met. The post involves leading and driving clinical effectiveness, supporting and demonstrating improvements in performance and outcomes and managing concerns across the portfolio of services, programmes and other solutions provided by PCF Strategic Business Unit, working within the governance arrangements of NHS National Services Scotland. The PCF Medical Director is responsible for a small medical team including the National Medical Adviser, and a Consultant in Public Health Medicine responsible for National Planning. The post-holder will also provide professional support to other clinical staff employed within PCF (Nursing, Pharmacy, and Healthcare Scientists). Reporting to the PCF Director, the Medical Director will be a member of the PCF Senior Management Team and of the National Specialist & Screening Directorate (NSD) SMT. Professional Accountability is to the NSS Executive Medical Director. The post-holder will have regular contact with Chief Medical Officer Scotland and other senior leaders at Scottish Government. Personal work objectives are agreed in line with the PCF and National Specialist & Screening Directorate work programmes, agreed in national committees, including National Specialist Services Committee and National Planning Board. The successful candidate will have significant experience at senior clinical leadership level in medical management in a healthcare environment and will have the personal credibility and interpersonal skills to lead and deliver in a politically sensitive and demanding role. This will require strong professional leadership along with excellent influencing and persuasion skills to engage with key stakeholders across NHS Scotland and in Scottish Government; for the range of national clinical activity in Specialist Services, Screening Programmes, Managed Clinical and Diagnostic Networks, and National Planning; to maximise the potential impact of the services we deliver.
Posted: 01 Dec 2018
Contact: NSS HR - NSS.WFRS@nhs.net / Please refer to advert
Application Info

Principal Engineer

X052A Meridian Court,G2 6QE
49242-60563
Closing date: Friday, 28 Dec 2018
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18402

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) plays a key national role in the development and publication of national operational policy, standards, strategy and technical guidance for NHS Scotland in relation to non-clinical professional healthcare subjects including Facilities Management, Architecture, Building, Science and Engineering, Planning, Environment, Estates, Construction Procurement and allied technical topics including the promotion of new initiatives in the field of healthcare property and facilities management.

We now need a Principal Engineer to provide technical and managerial advice on a range of Healthcare Engineering issues to NHS Scotland bodies and others as required and represent NHS Scotland in dealings with other organisations.

You will manage and contribute to the development and dissemination of Engineering guidance, including Scottish Health Technical Memoranda, to NHS Scotland through forums, workshops and seminars. You will have a high level of understanding of Engineering systems legislation and extensive experience of managing projects.

You will also have excellent interpersonal skills, oral & written communication skills and well-developed organisational abilities.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Ian Storrar on Tel: 0141 207 1613

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 28TH December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies”

 





Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Charge Nurse

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 14 Dec 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18102

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale through our leading position in new product development biomedical research and donor / clinical services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive. 

We are looking for a dynamic, confident and friendly Charge Nurse to provide clinical leadership for the Clinical Support Team (CST). This is a national post so base will be determined upon the appointment of a successful candidate. The CST provides frontline advice to blood donors via telephone/website dealing with donor selection queries, appointments, post donation advice and care. As the deputy for the Senior Charge Nurse you will be expected to assist with the management of the service, lead and motivate the team in the delivery of frontline customer service, and provide clinical advice on blood donation and post donation care. The post holder must work closely with other clinical colleagues and donor administration teams. Experience in blood collection is desirable however relevant training can be given.   

You will be expected to travel to other sites in Scotland for meetings.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current NMC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mary O'Donnell , Senior Charge Nurse, Clinical Support Team Manager on  0131 314 5694.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 14th December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 23 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer Driver

X023A Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,AB25 2ZW
20911-23597
Closing date: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC18222

As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are looking for a donor carer driver to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our donors.  You should be friendly, enjoy meeting people and be willing to work as part of a team. In addition to providing a high standard of care to our donors you would be expected to transport staff and equipment to sessions. Although based in Aberdeen you must have a sound knowledge of the geography of the Grampian region as extensive travel throughout the region is required.

You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular Sundays and regular late evenings.

Either a PCV ‘D’ licence (bus with more than 16 seats) or a ‘C’ licence (for a goods vehicle in excess of 7.5 tonnes) is required. Training may be available for suitable applicants who do not possess the above licences.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Shona Reid, Senior Nurse on 01224 812444 or 07964246898.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 18th December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 27 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Biomedical Scientist 1

X024A Dundee & East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,DD1 9SY
28050-37010
Closing date: Friday, 14 Dec 2018
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18245

As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

Applications are invited for the above post from suitably qualified Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientists. Experience within a transfusion laboratory would be desirable but not essential as training will be given.

The transfusion laboratory provides an essential service towards the provision of healthcare at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. The centre is responsible for providing blood and blood products and the post holder will be a member of a team of biomedical scientists and Biomedical Support workers within the centre.  As part of that team, they will work to ensure that service delivery is carried out in a timely and efficient manner and to the highest of quality standards necessary to meet regulatory requirements.

Successful candidates should have a flexible approach to work, be willing to rotate through the departments and must be prepared to take part in professional and evidenced CPD. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake shift working as required (Pattern covers 24/7/365).

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Allan Low on Tel: 01382 647745.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 14th December 2018.

Interviews will be held in January 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 30 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Trainee Solicitor - 2 Year Legal Traineeship

X811A Anderson House,EH6
18292-21349
Closing date: Monday, 17 Dec 2018
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18228

The Central Legal Office (CLO) provides NHSScotland with legal advice and assistance in every area of law relevant to the health service. We operate a team-based structure, with three Litigation teams, one Employment team, one Commercial Contracts team and three Commercial Property teams. Each team comprises experienced solicitors and support staff committed to delivering a responsive and cost-effective service to clients across the NHS.

CLO is currently recruiting for 4 trainees, 2 of whom will commence in September 2019 and two in September 2020.  The successful candidates will have the opportunity to spend time in each of the four CLO practice areas. The PEAT 2 programme will be followed.

CLO is a fantastic place to work offering a varied and interesting range of work in a supportive environment.

Applicants should have a degree in Scots Law at 2.1 level or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Hazel Craik on 0131 275 7834 or Laura Ewart on 0131 275 7898.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

To apply, please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk. Ref IRC18228.

Closing date for completed applications is 17 December 2018.

Shortlisting will be completed by mid January and successful candidates will be invited for interviews which will take place on 19 & 21 February 2019 and 5 March 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 29 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Production Scientist

X827A SNBTS National Centre,EH14 4AP
33222-43471
Closing date: Friday, 21 Dec 2018
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18062

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s purpose is to support Scotland’s Health.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on health improvement and delivering world class patient care.

The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics (TCAT) Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas.  SNBTS undertakes research and development which is designed to support the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation, achieve high quality and impact and add value to broader NHS and Governmental objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS TCAT Directorate as a Senior Production Scientist. The successful candidate for this new post will directly involved in the GMP procurement and manufacture of a range of tissue, cell and advanced therapeutic products at the Jack Copland Centre in Edinburgh.  The successful candidate must be educated to honours degree level. In addition, the post holder must have demonstrable experience resulting in specialist knowledge of a range of procedures and processes in the GMP manufacture of tissue and/or cellular therapy products.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gareth Walker, Production Manager on 0131 314 5653.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 21st December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 23 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Dental Adviser / Dental Reference Officer

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
39846-74304
Closing date: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019
SPECIALTY DOCTOR
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18343

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

Practitioner Services is committed to raising the standard of oral health in Scotland by ensuring that patients receive quality dental care. We are anxious to ensure that our clinical staff reflect the divergent nature of general practice in Scotland and as a result we are seeking applications from enthusiastic practitioners to fill the following post:

We are currently recruiting to fill the post of Dental Adviser / Dental Reference Officer (DRO) either full time / maximum part time or job share basis to replace a departing colleague. The appointment(s) would be suitable for applicants with significant experience recently gained working in NHS General Dental Services in Scotland. Placement and salary will be determined by qualifications and experience.

You will answer questions posed by practitioners, consider treatment plans submitted for prior approval as well as undertaking post treatment verification to support practitioners providing dental care and to ensure that patients in the Scotland receive treatment of an appropriate standard.

The primary focus of the DRO function will be pre and post treatment examinations of patients to ensure that consistent and appropriate clinical standards of care and treatment planning are maintained.

Applicants should have a broad knowledge of all aspects of dental practice, a commitment to continuing professional development and the ability to be objective and non judgmental when considering the provision of clinical dental care and treatment. Effective communication skills are essential to the role.

The successful applicant(s) will be based at NHS NSS headquarters at Gyle Square in Edinburgh and will liaise with the Scottish Dental Reference Service administrative centre in Glasgow. Travel throughout Scotland will be required when undertaking DRO duties.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current GDC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Alan Whittet on 0131 275 6646.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 8 January 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 07 Dec 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Domestic Team Leader

X811A Anderson House,EH6
17110-19470
Closing date: Friday, 04 Jan 2019
Band 2
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC17604

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland's mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care 
.
Our sites contains a number of smaller offices with large open plan offices, clinical labs and meeting rooms with some staff tea points and breakout areas. 

As a result of vacancies arising and to complete our Domestic Services team we have opportunities for enthusiastic individuals to join us. Working within a team environment you will provide an efficient domestic cleaning service to the highest standard; 

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Lesley Gray on 0131 275 6805 or Pat Grant on 0131 275 6944.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 4th January 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 20 Sep 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Specialty Doctor

X024A Dundee & East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,DD1 9SY
39846-74304
Closing date: Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019
SPECIALTY DOCTOR
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18323

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is a division of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).  Accountable to the Scottish Government, NSS works at the very heart of the health service, providing national support services and expert advice to NHS Scotland.  It also plays an active and crucial role in the delivery of effective healthcare to patients and the public.

SNBTS is the specialist provider of transfusion medicine in Scotland.  We collect and supply blood, tissues, cells and services to hospitals.  We work with communities, hospitals and professionals to ensure that the donor's gift is used wisely and effectively for the benefit of patients.  Within SNBTS, Patient Services are responsible for the provision of laboratory services to transfusion and transplantation as well as the care of patients undergoing apheresis.

We have a vacancy for a Specialty Doctor within Patient Services in Dundee.  The post holder will form part of a clinical medical team within the centre.  Using your clinical knowledge and experience, you will develop skills in supporting the transfusion laboratory, clinical liaison with users of the service and review of patients undergoing apheresis and therapeutic venesection. You will also be part of a team managing adverse events of transfusion and will also be involved in the management of tissue donation.
Applicants are required to have four years experience after graduation.  Experience of a range of clinical specialties (eg. general practice) can be valuable to this role.  Previous haematology or transfusion experience is not required as full training will be given.

A single full time post (10 PAs, 40 hours per week) is available.  We are very happy to receive applications from doctors who wish to job share or work part time.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current GMC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr Katie Hands on 01382 647716.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 8th January 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 07 Dec 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Category Manager - IT

X810A Gyle Square,EH12 9EB
49242-60563
Closing date: Friday, 14 Dec 2018
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18229
As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team manager, knowledgeable and experienced in IT and strategic procurement to take senior responsibility for ensuring the delivery of National strategies.

Reporting to the Head of Strategic Sourcing & Commercial, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of contracts valued at circa £200 million. You will be expected to develop and implement portfolio strategies, adopt strategic sourcing processes and implement new technologies e.g. e-tendering and e-procurement. You will manage a team of procurement professionals and will be required to lead and motivate the team to ensure the delivery of customer-oriented best value contracts for the NHS in Scotland.

You will ideally have extensive procurement experience with significant experience at a senior level and should be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and excellent leadership skills. Written and verbal communication skills are key, as well as relationship management experience in dealing with a wide range of knowledgeable customers, suppliers and trade organisations. You should ideally be educated to degree level and be a professionally qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Martin Street, Strategic Sourcing Director on 0131 275 7999.

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 14th December 2018.

Interviews will be held in January 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies






Posted: 29 Nov 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commercial Contracts Legal Secretary

X811A Anderson House,EH6
20911-23597
Closing date: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018
Band 4
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: IRC18302

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The Central Legal Office (CLO) provides comprehensive legal services to Health Boards and Special NHS Entities in Scotland, covering all aspects of litigation and employment law, property transactions and commercial contracts. 

This post provides high quality specialised legal secretarial support to the Commercial Contracts Dept as required.  The service will include audio/copy typing of all relevant legal documentation, photocopying of legal records and other associated documents, file management, and any other duties as required of a Legal Secretary.  You will ideally have legal secretarial experience, including audio and copy typing skills (min speed 65wpm).  You will be customer focused, organised, with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written). 

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits. 

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Shirley Crease on Tel: 0131 275 7835. 

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 18th December 2018.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).


NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies”





Posted: 03 Dec 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager - Cell Therapy Projects

X012A Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service,EH17 7QT
42414-50470
Closing date: Friday, 04 Jan 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC17352

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s purpose is to support Scotland’s Health.  We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on health improvement and delivering world class patient care.

The core purpose of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service is to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.  In support of this, the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate is committed to a programme that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in both clinical and operational areas.  SNBTS undertakes research and development which is designed to support the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation, achieve high quality and impact and add value to broader NHS and Governmental objectives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a project Manager in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in the management of multiple cellular therapy development and manufacturing projects. The role will require a research background and the ability to contribute to scientific development, as well as taking an active senior role in project management.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will have a proven track record in the management of complex scientific projects. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in the management of milestone-driven projects involving multiple partners from the academic/industrial/health care fields. Experience of working in a GMP manufacturing organization is desirable.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. John Campbell, Associate Director, Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics for an informal discussion Johncampbell3@nhs.net

Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 4th January 2019.

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NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies





Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
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