Current vacancies

There are currently 26 vacancies within NSS.

Project Support Officers

Ninewells Hospital DD2 1SY
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003251
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland


This post is based in Dundee

Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Project Support Officers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes and projects to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from to Inverness to the Borders. 

We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.

The successful candidates will be professional, confident, self motivated and have strong organisational and communication skills.  You will bring the ability to prioritise and forward plan your workload to meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality service in a busy changing environment. 

Knowledgeable in co-ordinating all project phases you will be able to demonstrate recent experience and success of working within a project office environment. Experience of supporting workshops and delivering training would also be beneficial for this role.

Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum. 

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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

NSS Head of Estates & Facilities

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8C (£63,570 - £74,710)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Band 8C
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003932
Facilities PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

Health Facilities Scotland (HFS, a directorate of National Services Scotland Procurement Commissioning and Facilities) is seeking to appoint a Head of Estates and Facilities for National Services Scotland.


Responsible for Hard & Soft Facilities issues, contributing to corporate level decision making and taking the the lead on specialist aspects of Operational Estates & Facilities services. You will also be responsible for interpreting legislative and other requirements and responsible as NSS direct lead in the Operational Estates & Facilities field.


The Post holder will be expected to contribute to the long term strategic planning and provision of all NSS Estates & Facilities services and property portfolio that directly support all clinical and non-clinical services of the NSS and NHS Boards and delivery of organisational objectives. They will provide formal technical leadership, guidance and input to support effective delivery of the NSS capital programme as well as being accountable for all parts of the operational service provision and associated staff.


This role requires a credible, accomplished leader who is able to engage, inspire and motivate staff.  They should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of operational and strategic decision making and be able to rapidly develop effective stakeholder relationships.


To ensure that the relative experience is identified  you will evidence a successful track record of driving large scale organisational and cultural change programmes along with significant financial management and risk management experience within a large complex NHS or local authority/government organisation.


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 John Wright on 07813003044.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 30th August 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: 17 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Learning & Development Technologist

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Friday, 06 Sep 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 004381
HR Org Effectiveness (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This is a great opportunity for an experienced specialist learning and development technologist, with experience of managing a Learning Management System, project managing digital learning solutions and working with a range of stakeholders to develop content to meet business needs.


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 Kirstie Brady on 07580962518.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 6th September 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: 23 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Project Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003277
2 Posts available
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

These posts are based in East and West regional hubs


Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Project Managers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes and projects to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.
We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.
Successful candidates will be professional with a client-focused approach, bring proven experience of project management and have worked with a range of methodologies and approaches to deliver projects to time and within scope.  You will have a natural aptitude for solving problems as well as engaging and communicating effectively with diverse stakeholder interests.  Experience of working with projects that are part of a wider Programme would be advantageous, as would line management skills.
Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.
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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer - 2 permanent posts & 1 Fixed Term/Secondment post for 12 months available

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002600
3 Posts available
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

PROGRAMME SUPPORT OFFICER - 2 PERMANENT POSTS & 1 FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT POST FOR 12 MONTHS.  

The Specialist and Screening Directorate plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services, on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. It facilitates service change across NHS Scotland to ensure consistent, equitable provision of high quality, safe, effective, person centred services to meet the needs of the population of Scotland.

We are seeking 2 permanent Programme Support Officers to join the team. We also have a further 12 month Fixed Term/Secondment position available.

All of the positions are based in Edinburgh. 


The posts will assist with the national commissioning and co-ordination of screening programmes and specialist services by providing programme support to ensure that high quality and effective services are provided throughout NHS Scotland.  The Programme Support Officer is a key member of the team and the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of supporting projects and programmes.

A highly motivated individual who has excellent organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload.  The post-holder will be required to provide a high level of support to the NSD Programme Manager, internal and external groups and NHS Scotland health professionals. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required.

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 Lyn Hutchison on 0131 275 6412.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 3 September 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: 21 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre AB25 2ZW
Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Closing date: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 004149
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

SCOTTISH NATIONAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
(A Division of the NHS National Services Scotland)

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.

DONOR CARER Whole Blood    
Part time: 14.00 hours per week

We are looking for a donor carer 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.

The position is within Donor Services Blood Collection Team 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 regular late evenings.

Knowledge of health care or other customer focused environments is essential. Standard keyboard skills are essential as are good communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland 2009; and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.

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 regarding this posts please contact Shona Reid, Senior Nurse Manager on 01224 812444 or 07964246898

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

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: 21 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Learning and Development Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Friday, 06 Sep 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 004415
HR Org Effectiveness (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
,

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND

1 Year Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity


This is a newly created opportunity for an experienced specialist learning and development manager who will be responsible for developing and implementing effective and efficient learning and development policies and plans which support the NSS Workforce Strategy.
The focus of the role is to provide highly specialist learning and development advice and best practice solutions (including digital and blended learning approaches) across the organisation, and will manage the delivery of corporate learning, development and education initiatives and programmes to support delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives, managing a team of 4.

Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 Kirstie Brady on 07580962518

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th September 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: 23 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

3154 Medical Physicist

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8B (£53,291 - £62,259)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003154
Facilities PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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.

An opportunity has arisen in the provision  of a comprehensive medical physics service to the NHS Scotland Breast Screening Programme.  NSS encourage agile working and the job entails opportunities to travel Scotland-wide.  You will work within a team of 3 physicists & 2 product specialist/technologists.  The team delivers medical physics services at six Breast Screening Centres (in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Irvine) and to a fleet of 20 mobile breast screening units.  The install base currently includes 40 digital X-ray systems, 15 ultrasound scanners and associated image viewing equipment.

You will undertake the function of medical physics expert within the team, including advising on exposure optimization and equipment procurement, performing imaging equipment quality assurance and provision of training.  Opportunities for innovative projects and mammography development may also arise, subject to  availability of resources.    

You will hold as a minimum an honours degree or equivalent qualification in a physical science or an appropriate engineering discipline e.g. electrical or electronic engineering.     

Corporate membership of IPEM and registration as a Clinical Scientist (Medical Physics) with the Health and Care Professions Council are essential. You should have sufficient post-qualification experience (including mammography) to act as a medical physics expert.  Computing skills are required and experience of testing digital mammographic and ultrasound equipment would be highly advantageous.    

You must be able to demonstrate initiative, written and verbal communication skills as well as tact, diplomacy, and scientific skills. You must have the ability to work as part of a team.  As the post requires travel to remote areas of Scotland with a complement of survey equipment, a full UK driving license is necessary.      

Our benefits package includes final salary pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies (including flexible working), occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.    

Part time working will be considered (0.7–1.0 WTE), with the hours to suit the individual, the line manager and the needs of the service.  Home working will also be considered.    

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Katherine Schofield, Lead Medical Physicist on 07796 194120 / 0131 275 6755    

Closing date for completed applications is 27th August 2019    

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


Posted: 06 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Project Manager

Ninewells Hospital DD2 1SY
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003271
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Post is based in Dundee

Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Project Managers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes and projects to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.
We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.
Successful candidates will be professional with a client-focused approach, bring proven experience of project management and have worked with a range of methodologies and approaches to deliver projects to time and within scope.  You will have a natural aptitude for solving problems as well as engaging and communicating effectively with diverse stakeholder interests.  Experience of working with projects that are part of a wider Programme would be advantageous, as would line management skills.
Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.
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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003286
2 Posts available
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland


These posts are based within East and West regional hubs

Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Programme Managers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.
We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.
Successful candidates will be professional with a client-focused approach, bring proven experience of programme and project management and have worked with a range of methodologies and approaches. You will be confident, self motivated and with a flexible and resilient approach to working on challenging, high profile, national programmes.  You will also have experience of applying continuous and quality improvement which you can bring to all aspects of the role.  Experienced in working with senior stakeholders and leading multi-disciplinary teams you are able to consistently deliver complex programme outcomes and benefits for our clients.
Your experience of leading and managing staff will support and develop teams working across a number of projects.  Experience of working in an Agile/Service Design environments would be advantageous.
Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.

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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Content Designer

Edinburgh
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 003287
2 Posts available
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland


Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Content Designers to join our team. You will play a key role in a new multidisciplinary service design team, and will work closely with colleagues across the organisation to create designs and content that meet our customers needs.

We work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes and projects to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.

We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.

Successful candidates will be creative individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative environment and bring proven experience and skills in digital design. You will have a natural aptitude for solving problems as well as engaging and communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.

Posts are available as secondment opportunities for existing NHS Staff.  Please follow your own organisation’s guidelines if applying in this way.

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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

GP IT Test Manager - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000251
Contract & Vendor Management (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 with other NHS Boards. 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.

NSS, on behalf of the Health Boards and Primary Care General Practice, has recently procured next-generation GP IT systems, to be delivered as a centrally hosted managed service, which will be rolled out to all GP Practices across Scotland.   In order to achieve this successfully, NSS are seeking to recruit a Test Manager to plan and co-ordinate the testing of these new IT Services to ensure that they are clinically safe and fully meet the NHS Scotland specification. Working collaboratively with dedicated UAT testers in Health Boards, clinicians and GP IT facilitators with subject matter expertise, and our three GP IT system suppliers, the Test Manager will lead the GP IT test team to develop and implement a test strategy to ensure the new GP IT Services are fit for purpose.  This activity will be supported by a GP IT Implementation Project Team and dedicated GP IT staff from the Contract, Vendor and Service Management Team (CVSMT) at NSS.

The ideal candidate will have a strong working background in Functional Testing, together with proven experience in a Test Management and/or Test Lead Consultant role.  You will have experience of defining and rolling out testing approaches and processes across test teams, and have innovative ideas for measuring and improving test quality.  You will have excellent communications skills and a rigorous, structured and disciplined approach, with proven experience with SQL and either Atlassian Jira Software or HP Quality Centre / Micro Focus.  You will be able to work to challenging timescales and deliver to planned schedules.  The ideal candidate will have an IT / computing degree and ISTQB/ISEB Certification in Testing.

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 Robert Hutton, CVSMT Implementation Manager on 0131 275 7588.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30th August 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: 19 Apr 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

GP IT Test Manager - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 7 (£37,570 - £44,688)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000251
Contract & Vendor Management (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 with other NHS Boards. 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.

NSS, on behalf of the Health Boards and Primary Care General Practice, has recently procured next-generation GP IT systems, to be delivered as a centrally hosted managed service, which will be rolled out to all GP Practices across Scotland.   In order to achieve this successfully, NSS are seeking to recruit a Test Manager to plan and co-ordinate the testing of these new IT Services to ensure that they are clinically safe and fully meet the NHS Scotland specification. Working collaboratively with dedicated UAT testers in Health Boards, clinicians and GP IT facilitators with subject matter expertise, and our three GP IT system suppliers, the Test Manager will lead the GP IT test team to develop and implement a test strategy to ensure the new GP IT Services are fit for purpose.  This activity will be supported by a GP IT Implementation Project Team and dedicated GP IT staff from the Contract, Vendor and Service Management Team (CVSMT) at NSS.

The ideal candidate will have a strong working background in Functional Testing, together with proven experience in a Test Management and/or Test Lead Consultant role.  You will have experience of defining and rolling out testing approaches and processes across test teams, and have innovative ideas for measuring and improving test quality.  You will have excellent communications skills and a rigorous, structured and disciplined approach, with proven experience with SQL and either Atlassian Jira Software or HP Quality Centre / Micro Focus.  You will be able to work to challenging timescales and deliver to planned schedules.  The ideal candidate will have an IT / computing degree and ISTQB/ISEB Certification in Testing.

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 Robert Hutton, CVSMT Implementation Manager on 0131 275 7588.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30th August 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: 17 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Programme Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 003936
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland

NHS Scotland is currently planning for the implementation of a Thrombectomy Service for Scotland. A Senior Programme manager is required to work with the Thrombectomy Advisory Group (TAG) and the NHS Scotland National Planning Team (NPT) to implement this service with the wider network of Scotland’s Health Boards. This post is offered as a 12 month secondment or fixed term post at band 8a.

Stroke is the third commonest cause of death in Scotland and the most common cause of severe disability amongst adults. Around 8,000 people each year in Scotland have a stroke severe enough to require emergency admission to hospital. Stroke has been a clinical priority for NHS Scotland for over 15 years and stroke care in Scotland is underpinned by a national strategy, the Better Heart Disease and Stroke Care Action Plan, a Stroke Improvement Plan, Scottish Stroke Care Standards, Scottish Stroke Care Audit and SIGN Guidelines.

Thrombectomy supplements the effects of clot dissolving medications (thrombolysis) and is a minimally invasive neuroradiological procedure performed by interventional neuroradiologists (INRs) with the patients’ before and after care provided by the stroke team. The process of mechanical clot retrieval aims to rapidly remove the obstructing blood clot or other material from arteries in the brain to prevent or limit damage caused by the stroke.

The establishment of a Thrombectomy service is a priority area for Scottish Government and NHS Scotland, and as such this post offers a very exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of a major implementation in Scotland.

This post would suit an experienced band 8a with strategic and operational programme/project management experience who is looking national work to add to their experience; or a band 7 with strong project management skills who wishes to progress into senior experience. The post holder will be supported by the Programme Associate Director for the NPT, by the Co-Chairs of the TAG and wider TAG expert group. The post holder will work with health boards that will provide a thrombectomy treatment centre (x3), Scottish Ambulance Service, SG and all health boards in Scotland – to project manage the establishment of the service.

This post holder can be based within NSD offices in Edinburgh or Glasgow, but will have frequent travel throughout Scotland. A pool car is available for business use. 

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 Karen Grieve on Karen.grieve1@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30 August 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: 17 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Regional Coordinator

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019
Band 6
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 004110
Analytics & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Do you have an interest in improving direct patient care through Clinical Audit?


Are you a qualified nurse who is a self starter with a flexible, supportive motivational leadership style?
Then we want to see you.


An exciting opportunity to support Public Health & Intelligence by contributing to the achievement of its aims and objectives of improving patient care.  
The successful candidate will be required to support the National Clinical Coordinator on maintaining a national audit structure across Scotland ensuring that the results of the audit are disseminated and acted upon at a clinical level by establishing cooperative relationships within multi-disciplinary teams responsible for the delivery of care.  They will also be required to aid in the development and implementation of clinical education & training programmes to ensure local coordinators have a secure knowledge base to provide the correct level of support to the improvement programme set by the National Clinical Coordinator and National Audit Steering Groups.


The successful candidate is required to demonstrate a flexible, supportive and motivational management style and able to work with multidisciplinary teams across Scotland whilst working very closely with the National Clinical Coordinator in a fast paced environment of change.  It is desirable that applicants are educated to degree level in a life science; hold the appropriate professional registration and have demonstrable experience in clinical audit.


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.


Location Edinburgh or Glasgow.


For an informal discussion, please contact Stuart Baird, Service Manager Tel: 0131 275 6043, Hazel Dodds, Senior Nurse Tel: 0131 275 7184.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 3rd September 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Business Support Administrator

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£22,152 - £24,258)
Closing date: Sunday, 08 Sep 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 004392
2 Posts available
Business Development PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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.

Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF) provide specific services and expert advice across its portfolio of activity.  Outputs include specialist services commissioning, screening, national contracting, logistics, procurement systems, and professional advice and expertise about property, facilities, construction and equipment.

The Business Support Department provides professional administration services which support the day to day ongoing work and projects delivered by PCF.  The department also provides guidance and support to all corporate governance and assurance initiatives.

We are currently seeking an experienced Business Support Administrator to provide a full range of  administrative support services. The post is based at the Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh.

You must be a team player and able to co-ordinate your work efficiently and effectively within a larger group structure.   You must have the confidence to act on your own initiative particularly when dealing with confidential administrative duties and enquiries on behalf of the wider team and PCF.

You should have proven experience in a similar role, be ideally educated to HND in Office Administration or a related subject or have equivalent experience, also significant experience in taking detailed minutes.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential as are well-developed organisational abilities and a flexible approach to working.   In depth knowledge of Microsoft office packages and excellent attention to detail.  

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 Frances Robertson on 0131 275 6732


Closing date for completed applications is 6th September 2019


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

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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

2054 - Lead Clinician – National Managed Diagnostic Network for Scottish Pathology Network in Scotland (SPAN)

Various Scotland
Various
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Various
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002054
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

Lead Clinician – National Managed Diagnostic Network for Scottish Pathology Network in Scotland (SPAN)
Up to 3 years fixed term

1-2 PAs per week


In line with Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates guidance, National Services Division (NSD) is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lead Clinician for the Scottish Pathology Network.
This is a key strategic role in promoting and driving forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for **pathology** throughout Scotland. In this sessional appointment the postholder will work closely with clinical and other stakeholders and NSD colleagues.

Applicants will be leaders in their clinical field with experience in the provision and development of **pathology** services. A proven record in leading change, ability to work across traditional organisational, geographical and professional boundaries and a demonstrable understanding of the ethos of managed clinical networks are essential.

Applicants must have a current substantive role as an NHS Scotland employee and have the support of their Clinical Director for this post to be incorporated into their job plan. The employing NHS Board will be recompensed for the agreed sessional commitment on the basis of evidence of actual backfill costs incurred to release the individual to fulfil the Lead Clinician role requirements.

For more information contact: Catriona Johnson, Programme Associate Director, National Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland at 0131 275 6927 or via email at catriona.johnson@nhs.net

Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30th August 2019.

Interviews will be held at NHS National Services Scotland, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, date yet to be confirmed.

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: 08 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Project Support Officers

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003257
2 Posts available
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland


Posts are based in East and West regional hubs

Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Project Support Officers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes and projects to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.

We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.

The successful candidates will be professional, confident, self motivated and have strong organisational and communication skills.  You will bring the ability to prioritise and forward plan your workload to meet deadlines whilst maintaining a high quality service in a busy changing environment.

Knowledgeable in co-ordinating all project phases you will be able to demonstrate recent experience and success of working within a project office environment. Experience of supporting workshops and delivering training would also be beneficial for this role.

Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.

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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Head of Service

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8C (£63,570 - £74,710)
Closing date: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019
Band 8C
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003939
Senior Management Team (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHSScotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives.  We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland.  We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Heads of Service you will:
•    Play a key role in developing and implementing the strategic direction and policy of the Public Health and Intelligence Strategic Business Unit, with a particular focus on digital transformation of our services
•    Provide leadership to direct and control the resources (budget and staffing) of the Service area in order to develop and deliver high quality and innovative information services
•    Provide expert professional advice to stakeholders, customers and staff in order to optimise best value from the use of Scotland’s health data
This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
•    Leadership  - leading a managing service areas, comprising up to 100 staff
•    Developing robust financial, workforce and annual operational business plans to ensure agreed service and performance levels are met
•    Building and maintaining deep partnerships with customers and stakeholders in the Scottish Government, NHSScotland, Integration Authorities and partner organisations
Successful candidates will be expected to be flexible in working in locations across Scotland.
You can learn more about the ISD by visiting ISD Scotland , visiting the NSS YouTube channel or following us on Twitter .
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 NSS.PHIworkforce@nhs.net


Closing date for completed applications is 29th  August 2019. Interviews are planned for week beginning 9th September 2019.

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

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: 17 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Transfusion Support Assistant

Edinburgh
Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)
Closing date: Friday, 06 Sep 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 004413
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 of patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

The SNBTS Transfusion Team promotes the safe, effective and appropriate use of blood across NHS Scotland.  We are currently seeking a Transfusion Support Assistant (TSA) to provide a high level of office administration services within the East Transfusion Team. The TSA performs an administrative support role for a regional team of 4 transfusion practitioners covering NHS Lothian, NHS Borders and NHS Fife. The role will be based in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh although travel within the region and on occasion across Scotland may be required.
Available Posts:  
Base    WTE / Hours per week
Edinburgh    0.5 / 18.75 hrs

You should have proven experience in a similar role and have good verbal and written communication skills. Along with well-developed organisational abilities and a flexible approach to working, an in-depth knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages is required e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You should also possess accurate minute taking skills. An ability to work well within a team is essential.
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 about the post please contact Danny McGee, Senior Practitioner on 0131 314 5635.
The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers. (where appropriate)

Closing date for completed applications is 6th September 2019

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


Posted: 23 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer - 2 permanent posts & 1 Fixed Term/Secondment post for 12 months available

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Tuesday, 03 Sep 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 002600
3 Posts available
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland.

PROGRAMME SUPPORT OFFICER - 2 PERMANENT POSTS & 1 FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT POST FOR 12 MONTHS.  

The Specialist and Screening Directorate plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services, on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. It facilitates service change across NHS Scotland to ensure consistent, equitable provision of high quality, safe, effective, person centred services to meet the needs of the population of Scotland.

We are seeking 2 permanent Programme Support Officers to join the team. We also have a further 12 month Fixed Term/Secondment position available.

All of the positions are based in Edinburgh. 


The posts will assist with the national commissioning and co-ordination of screening programmes and specialist services by providing programme support to ensure that high quality and effective services are provided throughout NHS Scotland.  The Programme Support Officer is a key member of the team and the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of supporting projects and programmes.

A highly motivated individual who has excellent organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload.  The post-holder will be required to provide a high level of support to the NSD Programme Manager, internal and external groups and NHS Scotland health professionals. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required.

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 Lyn Hutchison on 0131 275 6412.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 3 September 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: 23 Jul 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Manager

Ninewells Hospital DD2 1SY
Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003280
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

Post is based in Dundee


Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced Programme Managers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative change initiatives.  In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.
We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.
Successful candidates will be professional with a client-focused approach, bring proven experience of programme and project management and have worked with a range of methodologies and approaches. You will be confident, self motivated and with a flexible and resilient approach to working on challenging, high profile, national programmes.  You will also have experience of applying continuous and quality improvement which you can bring to all aspects of the role.  Experienced in working with senior stakeholders and leading multi-disciplinary teams you are able to consistently deliver complex programme outcomes and benefits for our clients.  Your experience of leading and managing staff will support and develop teams working across a number of projects.  Experience of working in an Agile/Service Design environments would be advantageous.
Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.

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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior User Researcher

Edinburgh
Band 6 (£30,401 - £38,046)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 003293
2 Posts available
Programme Management Services (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

 
18 Month Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity based in our East Regional Hub


Programme Management Services (PgMS) is one of the largest and fastest growing centres of excellence in portfolio, programme and project management in Scotland.  We provide specialist change services to the NHS and wider public sector and are looking for a number of experienced User Researchers to support the delivery of a range of exciting and innovative service design and transformation initiatives.

In PgMS we work in partnership with our clients across a range of programmes and projects to solve problems, co-design and co-deliver transformational change and improve outcomes.  Our work spans diverse areas such as blood transfusion, laboratory and diagnostic services and mental health, from Inverness to the Borders.

We offer employees a very competitive benefits package which supports you to balance life with work, as well as a generous pension scheme and discounts on leisure and shopping experiences.  We also provide excellent training and learning opportunities, plus employee support services.

Successful candidates will be professional with a client-focused approach and bring proven experience of User Centered Research and Design. You will have a natural aptitude for solving problems as well as engaging and communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders.

Posts are available as secondment opportunities for existing NHS Staff.  Please follow your own organisation’s guidelines if applying in this way.

Please note that unless there are exceptional circumstances, successful candidates will start on the salary scale minimum.

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 email nss.pgms-pmo@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 27th August 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 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

GP IT Lead Facilitation Manager 1953

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 8A (£45,446 - £51,883)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 001953
Contract & Vendor Management (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland

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 Contract, Vendor and Service Management Team (CVSMT) provides expert advice and services across the National Health Service in Scotland and is part of the IT Strategic Business Unit. CVSMT is the principal point of contact between NHSScotland and the suppliers of a range of National IT Service Contracts, which embrace business and clinical systems at both national and local levels.


The CVSMT, on behalf of the Health Boards and Primary Care General Practice, has recently procured next-generation GP IT systems, to be delivered as a centrally hosted managed service, which will be rolled out to all GP Practices across Scotland.   In order to achieve this successfully, the CVSMT is seeking to recruit a GP IT Lead Facilitation Manager to support suppliers in delivering NHS Scotland’s functional requirements, and to work collaboratively with Health Boards, clinicians, GP IT facilitators and eHealth teams through Scotland to ensure successful preparation and deployment of the new GP IT Services, with minimal disruption to health care in GP Practices.  This activity will be supported by an implementation project team and dedicated GP IT staff from the CVSMT.


The ideal candidate will have expertise in the operation of general practice, together with strong project management skills and a detailed understanding of existing GP IT systems. You will have excellent leadership and inter-personal skills and be able to work with health professionals in NSS, NHS boards and Local Authorities. 


You will have the ability to manage conflicting demands and differing priorities, and negotiate with customers and suppliers to agree timescales and deadlines. You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.


Any candidate who have lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years 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 project team at NSS.GPITRe-provisioning-Scotland@nhs.net


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


Closing date for completed applications is 30 August 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: 17 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Legal Secretary

Anderson House EH6
Band 4 (£22,152 - £24,258)
Closing date: Friday, 30 Aug 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003929
Commercial Contracts (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland

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. The post also provides proficient diary management and minute taking skills for the Head of Planning, Performance & Business Support.  You will ideally have legal secretarial experience, including audio and copy typing skills (min speed 65wpm), diary management experience and minute taking experience.  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 0131 275 7835.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 30 August 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: 17 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

3679 Data Analyst

Meridian Court G2 6QE
Band 5 (£24,670 - £30,742)
Closing date: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 003679
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Division plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services on behalf of NHS Boards and the SGHSCD. The National Network Management Service is responsible and accountable, for the effective management of all non cancer managed clinical networks and managed diagnostic networks that are designated through SGHSCD national commissioning processes. Networks are an integral part of a systematic approach to service redesign and improvement, designed to deliver Scottish Government policy aims of improved clinical and other outcomes for patients, families and carers through effective integration. Fundamental to their success is the use of clinical and other information to drive improvement.  The Information Management Service (IMS) identifies and delivers information management requirements to enable the delivery of individual network and project requirements.

The National Network Management Service seeks a Data Analyst to provide data analysis and audit support activities for a portfolio of networks as well as administrative and project support services to the Information Management Service (IMS).

The postholder is part of a team delivering a high quality Information Management Service (IMS) to around 30 national managed clinical and diagnostic networks across Scotland within the National Network Management Service.  The postholder is responsible to the Information Management Service Programme Manager for providing a comprehensive range of data, analytical and user support to a portfolio of clinical and diagnostic networks and associated projects.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience ideally gained working in relevant role within NHS environment. Knowledge of analytical reporting tool Business Objects (BOXI) and Tableau visualisation software is desirable as is in-depth working knowledge of standard office packages e.g. excel, word, powerpoint.  

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Mike Gunn, Business Information Analyst, National Services Division on mike.gunn@nhs.net   


Closing date for completed applications is 27th August 2019


Posted: 13 Aug 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info