Current vacancies

There are currently 11 vacancies within NSS.

Health Care Support Worker

Edinburgh
Band 3 (£20,700- £22,594)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Feb 2021
Band 3
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 041892
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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This is a 12 Month Fixed Term / Secondment Position.

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 currently seeking to recruit a Health Care Support Worker for a fixed term period of 12 months; you will be trained to carry out a range of general duties to provide vital support for the Specialist Healthcare Scientists in our busy Clinical Laboratory. 
This full time contract is a 37.5 hour working week; once the individual is trained there will be a requirement to participate in 24/7 out of hours shift work. No relevant experience is required as full training will be given.

The successful candidate(s) must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure 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 or further information on the post, please contact Ross Medine, Blood Bank Laboratory Manager on 0131 242 7518 or email ross.medine@nhs.scot.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is the 1st Febuary 2021

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: 18 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Healthcare Support Worker

Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre AB25 2ZW
Band 3 (£20,700- £22,594)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Feb 2021
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 041901
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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The Scottish national blood transfusion service (SNBTS) plays a vital role as part of NHS Scotland. NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of 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. Suitable applicants are invited to join a hard working team in Blood Bank / Immunohematology sections of the Transfusion Centre. 
We are currently looking for a reliable person to join our clinical laboratory team. You will be trained to carry out a range of general duties to provide vital support for the Biomedical scientist staff in our Clinical Laboratories. The successful candidate should have a flexible approach to work. No relevant experience is required as full training will be given however excellent data inputting skills and fluency in the English language are essential. Applicants must also hold a full manual driving licence. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. 
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 final salary 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 or further information on the above post, please contact Christine Hawken  on 01224 552512 or e-mail Christine.hawken@nhs.scot
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st February 2021
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: 18 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Data Quality Assurance Analyst (CHI and Child Health Transformation Programme)

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 041418
Projects & Service Management (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
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This post is a 2 Year Fixed Term / Secondment position.

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 CHI & Child Health Transformation Programme exists to provide:
•    a new Community Health Index (CHI);
•    a new GP Patient Registration System (GPPRS);
•    a new Child Health system known as Scottish Child Public Health and Wellbeing
•    System (SCPHWS); and
•    a new National Integration Platform.

Implementation of these new strategic national solutions will enable a beneficial change in the functionality and the business practices which underpin Health and Social Care Delivery in Scotland.In order to deliver the new Child Health system, a requirement has arisen against a new role of Data Quality Assurance Analyst.

The job purpose (extracted from the Job Description) is

To manage the identification and amendment/correction of significant “blocker” data anomalies, affecting patient records held within the current child health administration systems regarding the call and recall for a child for the whole of NHS Scotland.  
This role requires highly complex analysis and problem solving and extensive knowledge of the national CHI and Child Health Systems and processes listed below:
•    Scottish Immunisation Recall System (SIRS)
•    Child Health Surveillance Programme – Pre-School (CHSP-PS)
•    Child Health Surveillance Programme – School (CHSP-School)
•    Universal New-born Hearing Screening 
•    Hepatitis B Immunisation System (HepB)
•    Pre-School Vision Screening
•    Pregnancy and New-born Screening.

An example issue is where a patient has multiple active records on the Child Health systems. The postholder would analyse all Child Health data from that patient to determine, via the patient journey, which parts of data are accurate. The records would then need to be amended including moving immunisations & screening results as required to a single patient record. The postholder shall have Caldicott guardian approval to access the records of all residents of all Boards. The postholder, working in a highly autonomous way, is responsible for ensuring all amendments are audited and accounted for and communicating this information to the nominated Board Leads across Scotland.

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 Neil McKenzie on Tel: 0131 275 6395
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is the 27th January 2021 

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: 13 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Technical Officer

Glasgow G12 0XH
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Jan 2021
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 041285
NSS Business IT (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
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This post is fixed term until the end of March 2022

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) provides a range of specialised support services, of which some require digital solutions, that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. Scotland has some of the best health service data in the world and we work in partnership with NHS Boards, hospitals, GP’s and Local Authorities to provide IT systems to support local decision makers and national policy and guidance.  We provide systems to support activities aimed at protecting all the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards.  
In order to meet the increasing demand from Scottish Government, Public Health Scotland (PHS) & Health Boards in respect of COVID-19, DaS are seeking to recruit a Senior Technician to support the delivery of IT services used by NHS Scotland. An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual is required to help maintain and support various applications. You will have excellent inter-personal skills and will liaise with health professionals in NSS, PHS and NHS boards. You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, and a high degree of accuracy. The ability to maintain strict confidentially is also essential. You will be educated to degree level in an IT related subject or have significant experience in a technical support role, using SQL Server. The candidate will join our small established friendly development & support team, who are supportive of each other on a day to day basis. The post is fixed term until end of March 2022 and could be based in the office or working at home, so flexibility to adapt to both options is required. Our Job Descriptions are generic for IT Technician roles, so please refer to the Person Specification for the specific skill sets required for the role. 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 Philip Webb (Developer) or Lesley Cairns (Developer) on 0141 300 1149 / 1192. 
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is the 25 January 2021 

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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: 11 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Director of Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Grade F (£92,640 - £124,518)
Closing date: Sunday, 31 Jan 2021
Grade F
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 041714
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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We are recruiting for a Director of Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities for NHS National Services Scotland.

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a Non-Departmental Public Body at the heart of the health service providing a range of national, specialist and shared infrastructure services and solutions to NHS Scotland boards and to some wider public sector organisations. Accountable to the Scottish Government, NSS is integral to the delivery of health and care services in Scotland – locally, regionally and nationally.

Our aim is to ensure NSS is integral to a world-leading health and care service by enabling health and care transformation, assisting other organisations involved in health and care, and continuing to underpin NHS Scotland with excellent support services.

The Director of Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities will provide strategic leadership and direction to the planning, management and delivery of a range of highly specialist National Services to NHS Scotland and Health and Social Care providers which support the delivery of safe and
effective patient care, value for money and a safe and effective operating environment.

As a member of the Executive Management Team you will fully contribute to and participate in the corporate management and governance of NSS.

We are looking for an experienced and pro-active leader to play a key role in enabling NSS’s future. Your strong strategic procurement and or commissioning experience will drive and assure the provision of services to meet the increasingly challenging needs of NSS and the wider NSS customer base.

You should have extensive leadership ability at a senior/executive level in a multidisciplinary environment over a number of years. This should include experience of working in an organisation of considerable scale and complexity.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience. A post-graduate qualification would be desirable. You should be able to provide evidence of continuing professional/personal development, including management and leadership development.

In return, you will receive a competitive remuneration package and the satisfaction of knowing that your success contributes to better health and better care for more than 5 million people in Scotland.

For an informal discussion please contact Colin Sinclair on Colin.Sinclair@nhs.scot or Mary Morgan on mary.morgan@nhs.scot

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.

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. 

Closing date for completed applications is 31st January 2021

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: 14 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Feb 2021
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 041887
5 Posts available
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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There are a number of challenging opportunities to help harness the buying power of more than £2.4 billion spent each year across the NHS in Scotland. PCF, the Procurement Centre of Expertise for Health, works in collaboration with Health Boards to ensure the highest level of patient care through the provision of a wide range of goods and services via a series of best value National Contracts and Distribution Services.
Knowledgeable and experienced in strategic procurement you will take responsibility for a portfolio of commodities. You will implement PCF strategies, whilst managing supplier relationships to ensure the effective and on-going delivery of best value contracts.  Using your procurement skills and through acquiring specialised product knowledge, you will provide customers with excellent product choice and quality whilst contributing to the strategic sourcing programme targets. It is anticipated that the post will fill a vacancy responsible for the sourcing of both service and product commodities required by NHS Scotland within the Strategic Sourcing Workstream of NSS PCF. With this in mind we are particularly interested in candidates with knowledge and procurement experience of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), as well as medical and non-medical products and services.  
The post holder should be educated to degree level in a relevant business discipline and hold or be working toward Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent. Demonstrable experience of having successful track record in strategic sourcing and tendering is essential, including strategy development and supplier management. The post holder should also possess excellent communication and influencing skills.
The successful candidate(s) must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards 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 on the post, please contact Paul Hornby on 01698794540
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st February 2021
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: 18 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Engineer

Edinburgh
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Jan 2021
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 041363
2 Posts available
Infrastructure Services (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
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As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s (NSS) 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 part of the Digital and Security (DaS) Strategic Business Unit supporting NSS and the wider NHS, Health Boards, Scottish Government and other Public Services across Scotland, The Cloud Engineering & Operations function are looking to recruit 2 Principal Engineers to join the expanding Cloud Engineering team. 
The expansion is driven by an exciting transformation as part of the DaS platform modernisation programme developing a world class Enterprise cloud capability to meet the increasing demand for digital services to services our customers throughout Scotland. 

Responsibilities
•    Application Development on Azure
•    Platform Automation and DevOps on Azure
•    Technical leadership in architecture, development and deployment of Azure based solutions 
•    Develop IP, best practices and knowledge assets to be re-usable and shared across NSS community
•    Embed DevOps practices and automation into delivery
•    Actively contribute to a culture of high performance, innovation and continuous improvement.

Education and Experience
•    Hands on experience in developing and deploying enterprise solutions, with Microsoft technology stack preferred
•    Hands on experience in designing and deploying solutions on Microsoft Azure platform
•    Experience with public cloud platforms, including design and implementation
•    Appropriate certifications in Azure and associated technologies (desirable)

General Requirements
•    Strong experience with Microsoft Azure services, including understanding their capabilities and limitations and being able to architect and deliver solutions leveraging various Azure platform services
•    Experience in implementing applications using cloud platforms
•    Experienced in working in agile/devops environment with continuous integration and continuous deployment and application lifecycle management
•    Experience working with the following toolsets (or similar):

• Jenkins
• Gitlab
• Terraform
• Windows Server

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:
Stephen Grant (Infrastructure Cloud Manager), 0131 275 7545, Stephen.Grant@nhs.scot or John Jones (Senior Department Manager), 0131 275 7524, John.Jones@nhs.scot
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is 25th January 2021.
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: 11 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Operations Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)
Closing date: Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
Band 8A
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 041543
2 Posts available
Customer Engagement & Development (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
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18 Month Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to provide operational leadership and management of Covid-19 Testing Operations in NSS, supporting Scotland’s continuing recovery and renewal from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are seeking to appoint two Operations Managers within the NSS Covid-19 Test and Protect programmes.
Reporting to the Acting Associate Director you will have operational management responsibility for delivery of Covid-19 testing operations across Scotland. This is a high profile, demanding and fast paced area of work making a significant contribution to the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Working to challenging deadlines and ensuring that testing is available to those who need it right across the country.
You will quickly build knowledge and credibility with a range of stakeholders including UK Government, Scottish Government and NHS Health Boards, making decisions to enable the widest possible access to testing across the country. The roles offer an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the citizens of Scotland using your decision making, communication and planning skills.
Educated to degree level or equivalent and preferably with a post graduate qualification in information or business, you will have significant experience in a senior operational role within a public sector or large complex organisation, and as such can demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills and highly developed planning, organisational and decision making skills.
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 Janis Heaney at janis.heaney@nhs.scot
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 27th January 2020
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 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Storekeeper- 41234

Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre AB25 2ZW
Band 3 (£20,700- £22,594)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Jan 2021
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 041234
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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This is a part time position, 20 hours per week , £11,040 - £12,050 per annum (based on 20hrs per week)

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. 
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS),a Strategic Business Unit within the NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS), 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 manufacturing, product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards of patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.
In support of this, the SNBTS Procurement department, reporting to Procurement, Commissioning & Facilities (PCF) and based at the Headquarters of SNBTS, provides a comprehensive range of procurement and stores support services to SNBTS operations, including an onward distribution service to NHSS Pharmacies of finished plasma products. An opportunity has now arisen within the Procurement Department for a Storekeeper to join the team at their regional store in Aberdeen. 
The post holder will have a key role as sole onsite storekeeper to provide a high quality storekeeping service to the SNBTS Aberdeen Donor Centre.
Covering all duties required of a storekeeper whilst working within the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). These will Include receipting, picking and issuing of stock, Stock checks, filling out documentation timeously and correctly.  Loading and unloading of vehicles, use of the electronic stock system. Keeping the warehouse and associated areas clean and tidy.You will be a good team player with proven experience ideally within a storekeeping/warehouse department of a multi-functional 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 Sheila Ferguson on Tel: 0131 314 5542
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is the 25th January 2021,

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: 11 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer Venepuncturist

Glasgow G12 0XH
Band 3 (£20,700- £22,594)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Jan 2021
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 041375
2 Posts available
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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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 venepuncturist to join our existing community teams 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. You’ll enjoy a varied role which includes caring for donors throughout the blood donation process, loading/unloading and assembling our community session donation equipment.
The position is within Donor Services Blood Collection Team is based in Glasgow; however extensive travel throughout the region the West of Scotland is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include Public holidays, 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. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. 
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 call the Senior Nurse Office on 0141 433 5938 Monday to Friday 9:00 to 16:00. 
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is the 29th January 2021 

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: 14 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Production Scientist

Edinburgh
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Feb 2021
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 042077
2 Posts available
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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This is a Fixed Term / Secondment Opportunity for 18 months

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 Production Scientist. The successful candidate for this new post will directly involved in the GMP production of a range of tissues, cells and advanced therapeutics at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine and/or 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 PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. 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. As part of this recruitment are 3x 18month fixed term positions available 2x within the Advanced Therapeutics team and 1x within the HPC team.

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 Mark Barnett, Production Manager on mark.barnett@nhs.scot or 0131 314 5656.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org
Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st February 2021
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: 18 Jan 2021
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info