Current vacancies

There are currently 10 vacancies within NSS.

Committee Secretary

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Jun 2020
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 022865
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
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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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic individual to join the Strategy, Performance and Service Transformation team to provide a comprehensive secretariat service to various National Statutory and Advisory bodies. This will include liaising with the committee chairs, preparing agendas, drafting papers and briefings for committee meetings, organising meetings, and full and comprehensive formal minutes.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role and be professional, confident and flexible in approach.  You will be a strong team player who is adaptable, willing and conscientious. You will possess excellent communication skills and must be able to take responsibility for day-to-day planning and prioritising of your workload and meet deadlines.  Outstanding interpersonal skills with diplomacy and a political awareness are also essential.

Interviews will be held on Friday 19th June and are likely to be conducted via Microsoft TEAMs.

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 Karen Nicholls, Committee Services Manager on 0131 275 6278 or Lynn Morrow, Corporate Affairs and Compliance Manager on 0131 275 625.

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 

Posted: 22 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Security Architect

Flexible
Band 8B (£59,539 - £64,095)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Jun 2020
Band 8B
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 022435
Information Technology (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
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This is a new role in the Digital and Security (DaS) Cyber Security team and an opportunity for you to impact the secure design of major NHS Scotland IT systems, directly influencing long term improvements in the delivery of patient care.

The Senior Cyber Security Architect is a highly visible, strategic consulting role responsible for leading the security aspects of design and implementation of national information systems.  This role will engage with major IT and digital transformation projects to embed modern security good practice and underpin technology innovation in NHS Scotland.

This is an exciting time to join DaS as we continue to invest in building a national team, a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) and improving the cyber resilience of our national services.

In this role you will:
•    Lead security design workshops and carry out cyber risk assessments, in collaboration with multi-stakeholder project teams and over several year programs, to deliver secure designs for new IT systems
•    Advise national procurements and IT programs on good security practice, recommending security control options, solutions and designs to enable innovation and optimise security risk
•    Contribute to and help maintain NHS Scotland Cyber Security Strategy
•    Establish stand-alone cyber security improvement programs to build up good practice on our IT infrastructure (networks, endpoints, etc.) aligned to NSS and NHS Scotland digital strategy
•    Work with the NHS Scotland Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) to ensure that new systems are on-boarded to national security solutions (such as SIEM, ATP, etc.) and assisting investigations
•    Write national standards and guidance for use in all health boards, particularly regarding the secure design, adoption and implementation of IT systems
•    Engage and work with our key partners, in particular NHS Digital and Scottish Local Authorities, to understand and align our risk appetites and security practices to underpin new ways of working
•    Work with our security authorities such as NCSC and Scottish Government to identify and implement new security advice and services, such as the NCSC Active Cyber Defence (ACD) services, within NHS Scotland

You will be a technology specialist who is either a cyber-security practitioner or who has worked in security roles (such as enterprise administrator) and is passionate and driven to learn about new technology, cyber risk and how to implement secure information systems.  
You will have experience in delivering large IT projects – all technical, architecture, design and cyber security experience is relevant.
You will have leadership and influencer qualities – the ability to explain complex technical and security concepts to senior stakeholders, and help project owners understand options and decide the best way forward, will be essential.
You will be degree educated in a technical discipline and you will likely hold technical or security qualifications such as:
•    Technical/architecture – supplier certification in various technology such as Cisco, Microsoft, Amazon, Checkpoint, Juniper, Fortinet, etc.  Architecture knowledge or training such as TOGAF, Zachman framework or Open CA
•    Security – experience or qualifications in information or cyber security such as information security manager, information security officer, CISSP, CISM, ISO27001 implementer or auditor, CEH, Incident Handler, etc.

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 Colin Howarth, Head of Information Security, at colin.howarth@nhs.net or on 07968 982776. Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org

Closing date for completed applications is 5 June 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: 14 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician - National Maternity Network

Various Scotland
Current Salary will apply
Closing date: Monday, 15 Jun 2020
Current Salary will apply
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 020039
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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NETWORK LEAD CLINICIAN
National Maternity Network
Fixed term up to 2 years
Currently 2 PAs/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 Obstetric Lead for the new National Maternity Network. The Obstetric Lead will provide clinical leadership to the Network jointly with the Network Midwifery Lead.


The Network Lead Clinician will have a key strategic role in working nationally with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, third sector organisations, Scottish Government and other stakeholders to drive forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for maternity care throughout Scotland. The work of the National Maternity Network will also support the implementation of recommendations in The Best Start, the Scottish Government’s five-year plan for maternity and neonatal care in Scotland.


Applicants will be leaders in maternity care with experience in the provision and development of maternity services. A proven record in leading change, the 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 agreed 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 an informal discussion on the post, please contact
Kate Burley, Associate Programme Director, 07775 778 505 / kate.burley@nhs.net or
Carsten Mandt, Senior Programme Manager, 07855 134 998 / carstenmandt@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15 June 2020.


Interviews will be held on Monday 29 June 2020. Videoconferencing facilities will be available for the interviews.


Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).
CVs are not acceptable and a fully completed application is a pre-requisite.

Posted: 20 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Programme Support Officer

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Jun 2020
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 022974
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Within NSD the National Strategic Networks team hosts a wide range of national clinical strategic networks. It provides consistent, high quality

managerial leadership to enable networks to deliver their aims and objectives to standards and timescales mandated by Scottish Government. With our support, networks focus on what they are set up to achieve – adding value to healthcare providing a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach.


We are seeking an experienced Programme Support Officer to join our team, based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, to support the national strategic maternity network across Scotland.  The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who works well with others, has excellent interpersonal, organisational, IT and communication skills, is able to work to deadlines and prioritise a busy workload.


The National Maternity Network includes service users, health and other professionals from education, social care and voluntary organisations. Engaging with service users at this level requires the postholder to be able to commit to occasional out of hours work. Frequent travel throughout Scotland is also required. A pool/hire 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 contact Carsten Mandt, Senior Programme Manager, Scottish Perinatal Network on 07855 134 998.


Please note that CVs are not acceptable and a fully completed application is a pre-requisite.


Closing date for completed applications is 5th June 2020

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: 25 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Test Analyst

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 022733
Contract & Vendor Management (Dir) ,Digital and Security (Div/CHP)
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Digital and Security Strategic Business Unit
Contracting, Vendor and Service Management Team

GP IT Test Analyst (Fixed Term 1 year/Secondment)

Location – To be agreed (Glasgow or Edinburgh)


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 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 Analyst to assist in the planning and co-ordinate the testing of these new IT Services to ensure that they are clinically safe and fully meet the NHSScotland specification. Working collaboratively with three GP IT system suppliers, Clinicians, GP IT facilitators and other Subject Matter Experts under the direction of the GP IT Test Manager, will develop and implement a test strategy to ensure the new GP IT Services are fit for purpose.  This activity will be supported by an 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 proven experience in a tester role and have a strong working background in system testing.  The candidate will demonstrate experience in testing approaches and processes and have innovative ideas for measuring and improving test quality, including defect management.  The candidate will have excellent communications skills and a rigorous, structured and disciplined approach, with proven experience with either Atlassian Jira Software, HP Quality Centre / Micro Focus or Service Now.  The candidate 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 email Sajid Yasin, Test Manager – sajid.yasin@nhs.net


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


Closing date for completed applications is 3rd June 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: 20 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Lead Clinician - National Maternity Network

Various Scotland
Current Salary will apply
Closing date: Monday, 15 Jun 2020
Current Salary will apply
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 020039
Specialist & Screening Srvces (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

NETWORK LEAD CLINICIAN
National Maternity Network
Fixed term up to 2 years
Currently 2 PAs/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 Obstetric Lead for the new National Maternity Network. The Obstetric Lead will provide clinical leadership to the Network jointly with the Network Midwifery Lead.


The Network Lead Clinician will have a key strategic role in working nationally with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, third sector organisations, Scottish Government and other stakeholders to drive forward the development of an effective, integrated, multidisciplinary service for maternity care throughout Scotland. The work of the National Maternity Network will also support the implementation of recommendations in The Best Start, the Scottish Government’s five-year plan for maternity and neonatal care in Scotland.


Applicants will be leaders in maternity care with experience in the provision and development of maternity services. A proven record in leading change, the 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 agreed 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 an informal discussion on the post, please contact
Kate Burley, Associate Programme Director, 07775 778 505 / kate.burley@nhs.net or
Carsten Mandt, Senior Programme Manager, 07855 134 998 / carstenmandt@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15 June 2020.


Interviews will be held on Monday 29 June 2020. Videoconferencing facilities will be available for the interviews.


Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).
CVs are not acceptable and a fully completed application is a pre-requisite.

Posted: 23 Mar 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Staff Nurse

Aberdeen & North-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre AB25 2ZW
Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)
Closing date: Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020
Band 5
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 023071
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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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.


Registered Nurse – Staff Nurse 
Part time:  14 hours per week


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


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


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.


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


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


For an informal discussion 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


Closing date for completed applications is 9th June 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: 26 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Administrative Assistant

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4BE
Band 4 (£22,700 - £24,973)
Closing date: Friday, 12 Jun 2020
Band 4
Part Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 022274
SNBTS Manufacturing (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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Maternitly Leave Cover until March 2021 - : 18.75 hours per week 

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support customers to deliver their services more efficiently and effectively.  We offer shared services on a national scale and our priority is to support Scotland health by offering whatever is needed, whenever and wherever. 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 Key priority is to ensure that NHSScotland as enough blood to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.

Tissues, Cells & Advanced Therapeutics (TCAT) is an integral part of the SNBTS with responsibility for the collection, testing, storing and issuing of human tissue and cellular therapy products throughout Scotland.

We are now recruiting a part-time Administrative Assistant to cover the maternity leave of the existing postholder.

You will provide administrative support to the Clinical Lead for TCAT and more generally administrative, meeting & project support to the Senior Managers and staff within TCAT ensuring efficient and pro-active support at all times. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will contribute to the efficient functioning of all aspects of the department.

The postholder will also provide general administrative support as a member of the Head Quarters (HQ) Business Support team as directed by the Executive Assistant, HQ, in support of HQ and other service areas of SNBTS.

You will be educated to HNC level or equivalent in a Business or Secretarial subject and have demonstrable experience of working in an Administrative/Secretarial role, ideally in support of Senior Managers. You must be well organised, pro-active and capable of working to tight deadlines. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office packages is essential and experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team would be advantageous. A team player with a flexible attitude to work, you will possess excellent communication skills.

This post is based at the new National Centre for SNBTS in Edinburgh, the Jack Copland Centre, However due to the ongoing COVID19 situation you will be primarily based working from home until there is a safe time to return to office.

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 Pamela Mills on 0131 275 6789.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 12th June 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: 29 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

eEss & Jobtrain System Support and Training Manager

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 022715
HR & Workforce Development (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
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An opportunity has arisen for a System Support & Training Manager to join the national HR Systems (eESS & Jobtrain) team.

eESS provides NHS Scotland with a single national HR system covering all employee and workforce information including training, employee relations, employee management, and reporting.  Jobtrain provides NHS Scotland with a single national digital recruitment system covering all stages in the recruitment process.

The function of the System Support & Training Manager will be to ensure effective and efficient management of the systems through supervising and co-ordinating the efforts of a multi-disciplinary team of training and support systems administrators whose main support responsibilities will focus on the continuous development, support and maintenance of these systems, to NHS Scotland. A significant requirement of the role is to manage new technology, service delivery or upgrade projects; and act as Project Lead in projects that have a significant IT element, and manage the impact to the services delivered to NHS Scotland, by leading the transition from projects to business as usual support services. The role will involve travel around NHS Scotland as 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 Ian Stuart on 07827977969

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

Closing date for completed applications is 3rd June 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: 20 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Charge Nurse

Edinburgh
Band 7 (£39,300 - £46,006)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020
Band 7
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 022730
SNBTS (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 confident, dynamic, forward thinking nurse who can lead and effectively manage a large team. You will require excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. You will be self motivated, proactive and an innovative individual with the ability to be flexible and react positively to on-going changing demands and priorities.              

Knowledge of blood collection processes would be advantageous as you will be required to undertake venepuncture and medical selection of donors. You must also be able to demonstrate evidence of ongoing professional development working within the competencies framework.

The position is based in Edinburgh; travel throughout the region is also required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours that will include regular weekends and late evenings.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check.

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

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 Carolyn Lamb, Senior Nurse on 07704862498

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd June 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: 20 May 2020
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info