Current vacancies

There are currently 100 vacancies within NSS.

Commodity Specialist

X820A Edinburgh/Glasgow,EH12 9EB
20911-23597
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC18002

This is a unique opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 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.


Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gavin Armstrong on 0131 275 7499 or Billy Hislop on 0131 275 6845


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.


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


Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Thursday 28th March 2019.


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


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





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

Principal Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000049
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Inverness.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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




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

Research Scientist - Cellular Therapeutics

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000089
RDI Cell Therapy (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland


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

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Research Scientist in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in various projects to develop and produce cellular therapeutics.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will be a researcher in the field of immunology, cellular biology or other relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in cultivation, expansion and extensive characterization of a variety of cell types. Experience in the GMP translation and characterization of cells for therapeutic use is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Dr. Laura Bailey, Senior Research Scientist. Laurabailey2@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the second week of April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

PA/Administrator - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000128
2 Posts available
Public Health & Intelligence (Sub-Dept)
Public Health & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Business Support Team in Public Health and Intelligence.

The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.

The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 

They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.

They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.

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 Fiona Lochhead on 0131 275 7577

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29th March 2019

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

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


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

Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Apr 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000139
Strategy & Governance (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Officer to join our team on a fixed term one year contract or secondment basis.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a marketing and communication function within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis.  Working closely with colleagues across NSS, you will shape and communicate messages about our work both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of communication channels.   You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Dawn Dickens on 0131 275 6319

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Healthcare Scientist (BMS 2) - Inverness

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000165
Clinical Inverness (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Laboratories in Inverness for a BMS 2 position, and applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists demonstrating continual professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills with responsibilities to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities, while supporting the Clinical Lab Manager to maintain and develop the Clinical Services Laboratories.

Applicants for the post must have attained an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and retain registration with that body.  A BMS2 should have further qualifications, eg. MSc level or significant demonstrable experience in a relevant field of work.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian McCarrol, Regional Head of Service on 0141 433 5849 or email gillian.mccarrol@nhs.net.

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

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

Principal Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000049
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Inverness.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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




Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000059
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post is based in Inverness.


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.


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Anderson House EH6
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000102
Commercial Contracts (Sub-Dept)
Commercial Contracts (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in 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.

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 involves providing an efficient and effective Reception service to all customers and staff of CLO, as well as to provide high quality specialised legal secretarial support to the teams within the SBU as required.  This service will include receiving and directing all incoming calls, welcoming visitors and issuing security passes, providing hospitality to visitors, arranging taxis for staff and visitors, and liaising with courier companies.  You will be customer focused, friendly, well presented and have an excellent telephone manner, together with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).  Experience of working on reception in a customer led environment is essential.

The service will also include audio/copy typing of all relevant legal documentation, photocopying of medical records and other associated documents, file management, and any other duties as required of a Legal Secretary.  You will ideally have legal secretarial experience, including audio and copy typing skills (min speed 65wpm).

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 Lois Bourletsika on 0131 275 6246.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 29th March 2019.

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

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

Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

PA/Administrator - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000128
2 Posts available
Public Health & Intelligence (Sub-Dept)
Public Health & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Business Support Team in Public Health and Intelligence.

The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.

The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 

They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.

They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.

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 Fiona Lochhead on 0131 275 7577

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29th March 2019

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

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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Production Scientist - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000191
Cell Therapy Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 be 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.

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 at mark.barnett2@nhs.net or 0131 314 5656.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Aberdeen

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000040
2 Posts available
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Aberdeen.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:

•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will be based in the Aberdeen area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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



Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Legal Executive

Anderson House EH6
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000105
2 Posts available
Litigation (Sub-Dept)
Central Legal Office (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in 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 specialized 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.

Two vacancies have arisen within the Litigation Department for Legal Executives. The role principally involves supporting the litigation solicitors and assisting them in the conduct of court business. The post holder will maintain their own case load of personal injuries claims and will also assist solicitors by taking precognitions and attending consultations and court hearings with counsel. The role may also involve the marketing of the services of CLO by the production of updates and the organization of client training seminars.

You will have legal or claims handling experience preferably within a busy office environment.

You will be a team player with sound decision making qualities, excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure and to prioritize. You will require to travel within Scotland and a clean driving license is desirable.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Joy Atterbury, Head of Litigation on 0131 275 7820.

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

   Closing date for completed applications is 29th March 2019.


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

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


Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Business Support Team in Public Health and Intelligence.

The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.

The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 

They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.

They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.

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 Fiona Lochhead on 0131 275 7577

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29th March 2019

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

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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Laboratory Assistant - 2 posts - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000150
2 Posts available
SNBTS Tissues & Cells (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. The successful candidates will have responsibility for daily housekeeping activities required for the effective operation of the SNBTS manufacturing facilities, assist in processing activities and the frequent transport of consumables, samples and products between JCC, SCRM and various other hospitals within the central belt.

With an interest in biomedical science and ideally with experience in a laboratory environment you will be expected to follow standard operating procedures in a consistent manner, employing a range of skills required for GMP processing procedures.  Experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gareth Walker, TCAT Manufacturing Manager at garethwalker@nhs.net (0131 314 5653).

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Aberdeen

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000040
2 Posts available
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Aberdeen.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:

•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will be based in the Aberdeen area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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



Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000081
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Quality Control Analyst

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000111
SNBTS Quality (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (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 specialist support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and 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, we are committed to a range of programmes that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in bother clinical and operational areas.

An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month maternity cover in the Environmental Monitoring and Quality Control laboratory at the Jack Copland Centre. This laboratory provides a high quality analytical service to various SNBTS Departments at the Jack Copland Centre and other sites. The post holder would be involved in a competent analytical service to permit the monitoring of the quality, purity, sterility, stability of blood and tissue components in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) using a wide range of complex analytical, microbiological and chemical techniques.  The position would be part of a small dynamic laboratory team.

Applications are invited from individuals who have experience of the operation of an effective Environmental Monitoring or Quality Control laboratory function in a pharmaceutical environment or similar. Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. biological science).

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 Richard Walker (rwalker1@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5713 or Tracy Macaulay (t.macaulay@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5504.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March 2019


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Anderson House EH6
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000102
Commercial Contracts (Sub-Dept)
Commercial Contracts (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in 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.

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 involves providing an efficient and effective Reception service to all customers and staff of CLO, as well as to provide high quality specialised legal secretarial support to the teams within the SBU as required.  This service will include receiving and directing all incoming calls, welcoming visitors and issuing security passes, providing hospitality to visitors, arranging taxis for staff and visitors, and liaising with courier companies.  You will be customer focused, friendly, well presented and have an excellent telephone manner, together with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).  Experience of working on reception in a customer led environment is essential.

The service will also include audio/copy typing of all relevant legal documentation, photocopying of medical records and other associated documents, file management, and any other duties as required of a Legal Secretary.  You will ideally have legal secretarial experience, including audio and copy typing skills (min speed 65wpm).

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 Lois Bourletsika on 0131 275 6246.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 29th March 2019.

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

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

Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Legal Executive

Anderson House EH6
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000105
2 Posts available
Litigation (Sub-Dept)
Central Legal Office (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in 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 specialized 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.

Two vacancies have arisen within the Litigation Department for Legal Executives. The role principally involves supporting the litigation solicitors and assisting them in the conduct of court business. The post holder will maintain their own case load of personal injuries claims and will also assist solicitors by taking precognitions and attending consultations and court hearings with counsel. The role may also involve the marketing of the services of CLO by the production of updates and the organization of client training seminars.

You will have legal or claims handling experience preferably within a busy office environment.

You will be a team player with sound decision making qualities, excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure and to prioritize. You will require to travel within Scotland and a clean driving license is desirable.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Joy Atterbury, Head of Litigation on 0131 275 7820.

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

   Closing date for completed applications is 29th March 2019.


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

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


Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Business Support Team in Public Health and Intelligence.

The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.

The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 

They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.

They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.

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 Fiona Lochhead on 0131 275 7577

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29th March 2019

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

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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Human Resources Officer - Edinburgh - 2 Posts

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000162
2 Posts available
HR & Workforce Development (Sub-Dept)
HR & Workforce Development (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

A vital part of NHS Scotland, 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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The role of HR Services is to provide a wide range of professional services such as terms and conditions of service and policy advice and guidance.  Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to deliver a customer focused service.

A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.

The ideal candidates should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidates should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.

The posts will be based in Edinburgh; however travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be 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 Jayne Marie McIntyre on 0131 275 6870 or Victoria Stokoe on 0131 275 7343

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Interviews will be held Thursday 18th / Friday 19th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000049
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Inverness.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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




Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Apheresis Donor Carer - Edinburgh

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 4
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000118
SNBTS Donor Services Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.


We are looking for an Apheresis donor carer to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our Apheresis and Whole Blood donors; you will be required to work under the supervision of the Nurse in Charge.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. Candidates should be educated to Higher level and have previous experience of dealing with the public in a health or service environment, with evidence of excellent customer care skills.


The position is within Donor Services Collection Team and based in Edinburgh, however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular weekends and late evenings. You must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure. Previous phlebotomy skills are advantageous.


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 worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Patsy Scouse, Senior Charge Nurse on 07917558327.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org


Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March


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.


Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Business Support Team in Public Health and Intelligence.

The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.

The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 

They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.

They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.

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 Fiona Lochhead on 0131 275 7577

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29th March 2019

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

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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts Advisor - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£42,414 - £50,470)
Closing date: Monday, 08 Apr 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000192
Property & Capital Planning (Sub-Dept)
Facilities 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 (NSS) mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximise health impact and efficiencies. 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.  Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS NSS. We provide operational guidance and support to NHS Scotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics.

There are currently 40 operational Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contracts operating across NHS Scotland, hosted within 9 NHS Boards, with a capital value of circa £1 billion with a total annual unitary payment of £230 million.  A significant number of revenue funded Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) and Hub healthcare projects are now operational, with others in construction, all of which will add to this portfolio.  This post holder will participate in the advisory work of all current and future NHS Scotland PPP contracts as a key member of the PPP Specialist Support Team (SST) in providing technical and commercial advisory services across NHS Scotland to support NHS Boards in ongoing management and review of commercial contracts and in support of future PPP contracts and to ensure that they achieve value for money with full contract compliance. 

The post holder will contribute to the provision of expert management and advice services to Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and NHS Boards on all aspects of the performance management, ensuring strategic benefits are planned and delivered, working closely with SGHSCD and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  The post holder will participate in the delivery of the PPP Annual Work Plan approved for NHS Scotland by the PPP Joint Project Board. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant building services engineering or energy management discipline, with post qualification in a related field, with significant post qualification experience in property asset management, engineering and energy, facilities services management and commercial contract management is a requirement.

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 McKenna, Head of PPP Programmes/PPP Lead Advisor on 0141 300 1167.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Aberdeen

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000040
2 Posts available
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Aberdeen.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:

•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will be based in the Aberdeen area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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



Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000049
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Inverness.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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




Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000059
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post is based in Inverness.


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.


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Laboratory Assistant - 2 posts - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000150
2 Posts available
SNBTS Tissues & Cells (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. The successful candidates will have responsibility for daily housekeeping activities required for the effective operation of the SNBTS manufacturing facilities, assist in processing activities and the frequent transport of consumables, samples and products between JCC, SCRM and various other hospitals within the central belt.

With an interest in biomedical science and ideally with experience in a laboratory environment you will be expected to follow standard operating procedures in a consistent manner, employing a range of skills required for GMP processing procedures.  Experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gareth Walker, TCAT Manufacturing Manager at garethwalker@nhs.net (0131 314 5653).

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Healthcare Scientist (BMS 2) - Inverness

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000165
Clinical Inverness (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Laboratories in Inverness for a BMS 2 position, and applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists demonstrating continual professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills with responsibilities to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities, while supporting the Clinical Lab Manager to maintain and develop the Clinical Services Laboratories.

Applicants for the post must have attained an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and retain registration with that body.  A BMS2 should have further qualifications, eg. MSc level or significant demonstrable experience in a relevant field of work.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian McCarrol, Regional Head of Service on 0141 433 5849 or email gillian.mccarrol@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000081
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Research Scientist - Cellular Therapeutics

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000089
RDI Cell Therapy (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland


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

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Research Scientist in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in various projects to develop and produce cellular therapeutics.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will be a researcher in the field of immunology, cellular biology or other relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in cultivation, expansion and extensive characterization of a variety of cell types. Experience in the GMP translation and characterization of cells for therapeutic use is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Dr. Laura Bailey, Senior Research Scientist. Laurabailey2@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the second week of April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Legal Executive

Anderson House EH6
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000105
2 Posts available
Litigation (Sub-Dept)
Central Legal Office (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in 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 specialized 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.

Two vacancies have arisen within the Litigation Department for Legal Executives. The role principally involves supporting the litigation solicitors and assisting them in the conduct of court business. The post holder will maintain their own case load of personal injuries claims and will also assist solicitors by taking precognitions and attending consultations and court hearings with counsel. The role may also involve the marketing of the services of CLO by the production of updates and the organization of client training seminars.

You will have legal or claims handling experience preferably within a busy office environment.

You will be a team player with sound decision making qualities, excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure and to prioritize. You will require to travel within Scotland and a clean driving license is desirable.

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Joy Atterbury, Head of Litigation on 0131 275 7820.

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

   Closing date for completed applications is 29th March 2019.


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

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


Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

A vital part of NHS Scotland, 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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The role of HR Services is to provide a wide range of professional services such as terms and conditions of service and policy advice and guidance.  Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to deliver a customer focused service.

A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.

The ideal candidates should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidates should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.

The posts will be based in Edinburgh; however travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be 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 Jayne Marie McIntyre on 0131 275 6870 or Victoria Stokoe on 0131 275 7343

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Interviews will be held Thursday 18th / Friday 19th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts Advisor - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£42,414 - £50,470)
Closing date: Monday, 08 Apr 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000192
Property & Capital Planning (Sub-Dept)
Facilities 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 (NSS) mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximise health impact and efficiencies. 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.  Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS NSS. We provide operational guidance and support to NHS Scotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics.

There are currently 40 operational Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contracts operating across NHS Scotland, hosted within 9 NHS Boards, with a capital value of circa £1 billion with a total annual unitary payment of £230 million.  A significant number of revenue funded Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) and Hub healthcare projects are now operational, with others in construction, all of which will add to this portfolio.  This post holder will participate in the advisory work of all current and future NHS Scotland PPP contracts as a key member of the PPP Specialist Support Team (SST) in providing technical and commercial advisory services across NHS Scotland to support NHS Boards in ongoing management and review of commercial contracts and in support of future PPP contracts and to ensure that they achieve value for money with full contract compliance. 

The post holder will contribute to the provision of expert management and advice services to Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and NHS Boards on all aspects of the performance management, ensuring strategic benefits are planned and delivered, working closely with SGHSCD and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  The post holder will participate in the delivery of the PPP Annual Work Plan approved for NHS Scotland by the PPP Joint Project Board. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant building services engineering or energy management discipline, with post qualification in a related field, with significant post qualification experience in property asset management, engineering and energy, facilities services management and commercial contract management is a requirement.

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 McKenna, Head of PPP Programmes/PPP Lead Advisor on 0141 300 1167.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Quality Control Analyst

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000111
SNBTS Quality (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (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 specialist support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and 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, we are committed to a range of programmes that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in bother clinical and operational areas.

An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month maternity cover in the Environmental Monitoring and Quality Control laboratory at the Jack Copland Centre. This laboratory provides a high quality analytical service to various SNBTS Departments at the Jack Copland Centre and other sites. The post holder would be involved in a competent analytical service to permit the monitoring of the quality, purity, sterility, stability of blood and tissue components in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) using a wide range of complex analytical, microbiological and chemical techniques.  The position would be part of a small dynamic laboratory team.

Applications are invited from individuals who have experience of the operation of an effective Environmental Monitoring or Quality Control laboratory function in a pharmaceutical environment or similar. Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. biological science).

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 Richard Walker (rwalker1@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5713 or Tracy Macaulay (t.macaulay@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5504.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March 2019


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Apr 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000139
Strategy & Governance (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Officer to join our team on a fixed term one year contract or secondment basis.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a marketing and communication function within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis.  Working closely with colleagues across NSS, you will shape and communicate messages about our work both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of communication channels.   You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Dawn Dickens on 0131 275 6319

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Charge Nurse - Edinburgh

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Thursday, 04 Apr 2019
Band 6
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000179
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

We are looking for a Band 6 Charge Nurse to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our Donors. You will be required to assist with the day to day management of the Blood Donor Sessions liaising closely with the Senior Charge Nurse, as well as carrying out all delegated staff management. You will be responsible for carrying out assessments of Donors pre donation and Donor Care at all stages of the donation process to ensure Donor retention.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. Candidates should be Registered General Nurse Level 1 and ideally have previous experience of phlebotomy, although full training will be given to the successful candidate.

The position is within Donor Services Blood Collection Team and based in Edinburgh, however extensive travel throughout the region will be required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular weekends and late evenings as per operational requirements. You must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Carolyn Lamb on 0131 314 5747.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 4th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Specialist - 2 posts - Edinburgh/Larkhall

Various Scotland
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000194
Strategic Sourcing (Sub-Dept)
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 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.

Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gavin Armstrong on 0131 275 7499 or Billy Hislop on 0131 275 6845

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.

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

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Information Analyst - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000051
5 Posts available
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post is based in Edinburgh/Glasgow.


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.


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)
    
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.

Successful candidates will be based mainly in Edinburgh or Glasgow area.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Medical Laboratory Assistant - 2 posts - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000150
2 Posts available
SNBTS Tissues & Cells (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. The successful candidates will have responsibility for daily housekeeping activities required for the effective operation of the SNBTS manufacturing facilities, assist in processing activities and the frequent transport of consumables, samples and products between JCC, SCRM and various other hospitals within the central belt.

With an interest in biomedical science and ideally with experience in a laboratory environment you will be expected to follow standard operating procedures in a consistent manner, employing a range of skills required for GMP processing procedures.  Experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gareth Walker, TCAT Manufacturing Manager at garethwalker@nhs.net (0131 314 5653).

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Human Resources Officer - Edinburgh - 2 Posts

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000162
2 Posts available
HR & Workforce Development (Sub-Dept)
HR & Workforce Development (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

A vital part of NHS Scotland, 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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The role of HR Services is to provide a wide range of professional services such as terms and conditions of service and policy advice and guidance.  Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to deliver a customer focused service.

A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.

The ideal candidates should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidates should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.

The posts will be based in Edinburgh; however travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be 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 Jayne Marie McIntyre on 0131 275 6870 or Victoria Stokoe on 0131 275 7343

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Interviews will be held Thursday 18th / Friday 19th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Healthcare Scientist (BMS 2) - Inverness

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000165
Clinical Inverness (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Laboratories in Inverness for a BMS 2 position, and applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists demonstrating continual professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills with responsibilities to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities, while supporting the Clinical Lab Manager to maintain and develop the Clinical Services Laboratories.

Applicants for the post must have attained an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and retain registration with that body.  A BMS2 should have further qualifications, eg. MSc level or significant demonstrable experience in a relevant field of work.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian McCarrol, Regional Head of Service on 0141 433 5849 or email gillian.mccarrol@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts Advisor - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£42,414 - £50,470)
Closing date: Monday, 08 Apr 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000192
Property & Capital Planning (Sub-Dept)
Facilities 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 (NSS) mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximise health impact and efficiencies. 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.  Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS NSS. We provide operational guidance and support to NHS Scotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics.

There are currently 40 operational Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contracts operating across NHS Scotland, hosted within 9 NHS Boards, with a capital value of circa £1 billion with a total annual unitary payment of £230 million.  A significant number of revenue funded Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) and Hub healthcare projects are now operational, with others in construction, all of which will add to this portfolio.  This post holder will participate in the advisory work of all current and future NHS Scotland PPP contracts as a key member of the PPP Specialist Support Team (SST) in providing technical and commercial advisory services across NHS Scotland to support NHS Boards in ongoing management and review of commercial contracts and in support of future PPP contracts and to ensure that they achieve value for money with full contract compliance. 

The post holder will contribute to the provision of expert management and advice services to Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and NHS Boards on all aspects of the performance management, ensuring strategic benefits are planned and delivered, working closely with SGHSCD and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  The post holder will participate in the delivery of the PPP Annual Work Plan approved for NHS Scotland by the PPP Joint Project Board. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant building services engineering or energy management discipline, with post qualification in a related field, with significant post qualification experience in property asset management, engineering and energy, facilities services management and commercial contract management is a requirement.

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 McKenna, Head of PPP Programmes/PPP Lead Advisor on 0141 300 1167.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Specialist - 2 posts - Edinburgh/Larkhall

Various Scotland
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000194
Strategic Sourcing (Sub-Dept)
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 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.

Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gavin Armstrong on 0131 275 7499 or Billy Hislop on 0131 275 6845

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.

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

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000081
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Research Scientist - Cellular Therapeutics

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000089
RDI Cell Therapy (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland


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

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Research Scientist in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in various projects to develop and produce cellular therapeutics.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will be a researcher in the field of immunology, cellular biology or other relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in cultivation, expansion and extensive characterization of a variety of cell types. Experience in the GMP translation and characterization of cells for therapeutic use is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Dr. Laura Bailey, Senior Research Scientist. Laurabailey2@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the second week of April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

PA/Administrator - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000128
2 Posts available
Public Health & Intelligence (Sub-Dept)
Public Health & Intelligence (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

National Services Scotland (NSS) is looking for an experienced PA/administrator to join the Business Support Team in Public Health and Intelligence.

The person we are looking for will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding organisational abilities, able to deal confidently with senior managers, staff and stakeholders. They will be confident, self-organised, meticulous and an active team player who loves to work in a busy environment. If that sounds like you, read on.

The post holder will need to be flexible, as the job entails undertaking a variety of duties including but not limited to, confidential secretarial and administrative support, diary management, and project administration. 

They will also act as secretariat for meetings and steering groups involving stakeholders and representatives from across Scotland and will have excellent communication, planning and organisation skills.

They will have an HNC/HND in Office Administration (or related subject) or equivalent level of experience and be able to demonstrate an ability to operate within a senior administrative and secretarial role.

Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, in particular Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required and a knowledge of PECOS and Crown administration would be beneficial, though training will be provided. Still interested? Then we’d like to hear from you.

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 Fiona Lochhead on 0131 275 7577

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 29th March 2019

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

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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Specialist - 2 posts - Edinburgh/Larkhall

Various Scotland
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000194
Strategic Sourcing (Sub-Dept)
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 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.

Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gavin Armstrong on 0131 275 7499 or Billy Hislop on 0131 275 6845

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.

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

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Aberdeen

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000040
2 Posts available
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Aberdeen.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:

•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:

•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques

Successful candidates will be based in the Aberdeen area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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



Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Quality Control Analyst

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000111
SNBTS Quality (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (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 specialist support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and 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, we are committed to a range of programmes that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in bother clinical and operational areas.

An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month maternity cover in the Environmental Monitoring and Quality Control laboratory at the Jack Copland Centre. This laboratory provides a high quality analytical service to various SNBTS Departments at the Jack Copland Centre and other sites. The post holder would be involved in a competent analytical service to permit the monitoring of the quality, purity, sterility, stability of blood and tissue components in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) using a wide range of complex analytical, microbiological and chemical techniques.  The position would be part of a small dynamic laboratory team.

Applications are invited from individuals who have experience of the operation of an effective Environmental Monitoring or Quality Control laboratory function in a pharmaceutical environment or similar. Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. biological science).

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 Richard Walker (rwalker1@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5713 or Tracy Macaulay (t.macaulay@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5504.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March 2019


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts Advisor - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£42,414 - £50,470)
Closing date: Monday, 08 Apr 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000192
Property & Capital Planning (Sub-Dept)
Facilities 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 (NSS) mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximise health impact and efficiencies. 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.  Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS NSS. We provide operational guidance and support to NHS Scotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics.

There are currently 40 operational Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contracts operating across NHS Scotland, hosted within 9 NHS Boards, with a capital value of circa £1 billion with a total annual unitary payment of £230 million.  A significant number of revenue funded Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) and Hub healthcare projects are now operational, with others in construction, all of which will add to this portfolio.  This post holder will participate in the advisory work of all current and future NHS Scotland PPP contracts as a key member of the PPP Specialist Support Team (SST) in providing technical and commercial advisory services across NHS Scotland to support NHS Boards in ongoing management and review of commercial contracts and in support of future PPP contracts and to ensure that they achieve value for money with full contract compliance. 

The post holder will contribute to the provision of expert management and advice services to Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and NHS Boards on all aspects of the performance management, ensuring strategic benefits are planned and delivered, working closely with SGHSCD and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  The post holder will participate in the delivery of the PPP Annual Work Plan approved for NHS Scotland by the PPP Joint Project Board. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant building services engineering or energy management discipline, with post qualification in a related field, with significant post qualification experience in property asset management, engineering and energy, facilities services management and commercial contract management is a requirement.

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 McKenna, Head of PPP Programmes/PPP Lead Advisor on 0141 300 1167.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Apr 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000139
Strategy & Governance (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Officer to join our team on a fixed term one year contract or secondment basis.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a marketing and communication function within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis.  Working closely with colleagues across NSS, you will shape and communicate messages about our work both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of communication channels.   You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Dawn Dickens on 0131 275 6319

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Advanced Healthcare Scientist (BMS 2) - Inverness

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000165
Clinical Inverness (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Patient Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Laboratories in Inverness for a BMS 2 position, and applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists demonstrating continual professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills with responsibilities to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities, while supporting the Clinical Lab Manager to maintain and develop the Clinical Services Laboratories.

Applicants for the post must have attained an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and retain registration with that body.  A BMS2 should have further qualifications, eg. MSc level or significant demonstrable experience in a relevant field of work.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian McCarrol, Regional Head of Service on 0141 433 5849 or email gillian.mccarrol@nhs.net.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Driver East - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000145
2 Posts available
BTS (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 (SBU) within the NHS National Services Scotland, 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 to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our team based in Edinburgh. The main duty of the post is driving our Service Vehicles delivering Blood Components to hospitals all over Scotland (including emergency deliveries).  We provide a 24/7/365 service, which will involve working early, day and late shifts on a rotational basis with some weekend working. 

You should hold a driving license entitlement for class B/B+E (a vehicle with MAM of 3500kgs with a trailer) with a C1 (a vehicle between 3500kgs & 7500kgs) being desirable but not essential. The post is based within our Transport Section, at Jack Copland Centre, Herriot Watt University Campus, Edinburgh but travel to our other depot at Glasgow could be 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 Kenny Bertram on 0131 314 5571 available Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Research Scientist - Cellular Therapeutics

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000089
RDI Cell Therapy (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland


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

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Research Scientist in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in various projects to develop and produce cellular therapeutics.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will be a researcher in the field of immunology, cellular biology or other relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in cultivation, expansion and extensive characterization of a variety of cell types. Experience in the GMP translation and characterization of cells for therapeutic use is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Dr. Laura Bailey, Senior Research Scientist. Laurabailey2@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the second week of April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Quality Control Analyst

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000111
SNBTS Quality (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (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 specialist support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and 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, we are committed to a range of programmes that will enhance the service provided to NHS Scotland in bother clinical and operational areas.

An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month maternity cover in the Environmental Monitoring and Quality Control laboratory at the Jack Copland Centre. This laboratory provides a high quality analytical service to various SNBTS Departments at the Jack Copland Centre and other sites. The post holder would be involved in a competent analytical service to permit the monitoring of the quality, purity, sterility, stability of blood and tissue components in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) using a wide range of complex analytical, microbiological and chemical techniques.  The position would be part of a small dynamic laboratory team.

Applications are invited from individuals who have experience of the operation of an effective Environmental Monitoring or Quality Control laboratory function in a pharmaceutical environment or similar. Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (e.g. biological science).

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 Richard Walker (rwalker1@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5713 or Tracy Macaulay (t.macaulay@nhs.net) on 0131 314 5504.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March 2019


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 5 (£23,113 - £29,905)
Closing date: Monday, 01 Apr 2019
Band 5
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000139
Strategy & Governance (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Officer to join our team on a fixed term one year contract or secondment basis.  This is an excellent opportunity to join a marketing and communication function within NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis.  Working closely with colleagues across NSS, you will shape and communicate messages about our work both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of communication channels.   You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Dawn Dickens on 0131 275 6319

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 1st April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

National Procurement Planning Manager - Larkhall

National Distribution Centre
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000147
Business Development PCF (Sub-Dept)
Business Development PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS VACANCY IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND EMPLOYEES

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 in NHS Scotland covers £2.5 billion of trade spend.  The role is to provide NHS Scotland Procurement community and Scottish Government Health Department fully programmed management of the NHS Scotland Contract work plan and single national Benefit Tracker.

The Commercial & Performance Services department carries out a range of customer focused commercial and governance activities for NHS Bodies and the wider Public Sector under a short, long term or ad hoc basis. Support and consultancy is led by members of the team with wide and varied experience in contracting and sourcing services, programme management and project management services

                                                               

Project and Programme Management

Management and effective delivery of projects and initiatives for both external and internal stakeholders implementing best practice project management and advising on procurement legislation to ensure successful project outcomes are realised.

Governance

Provide leadership and governance on National Procurement contract processes including development and provision of management information to track progress of contract implementation and benefits delivery.

The Planning Manager will be responsible for providing a full range of planning and reporting services on behalf of the Strategic Sourcing directorate, assisting in the organisation and administration of all aspects of Programmes, Projects and Business As Usual.  

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 Fiona Livingstone on 0141-282-2139/07773 -205397.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 2019

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


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Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Driver East - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000145
2 Posts available
BTS (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 (SBU) within the NHS National Services Scotland, 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 to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our team based in Edinburgh. The main duty of the post is driving our Service Vehicles delivering Blood Components to hospitals all over Scotland (including emergency deliveries).  We provide a 24/7/365 service, which will involve working early, day and late shifts on a rotational basis with some weekend working. 

You should hold a driving license entitlement for class B/B+E (a vehicle with MAM of 3500kgs with a trailer) with a C1 (a vehicle between 3500kgs & 7500kgs) being desirable but not essential. The post is based within our Transport Section, at Jack Copland Centre, Herriot Watt University Campus, Edinburgh but travel to our other depot at Glasgow could be 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 Kenny Bertram on 0131 314 5571 available Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Consultant in Transfusion Medicine

X024A Dundee & East Scotland Blood Donor Centre,DD1 9SY
80653-107170
Closing date: Saturday, 13 Apr 2019
CONSULTANT (NON TRANSITIONAL)
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: IRC20162

Working at the very heart of the health service, NHS National Services Scotland delivers services critical to frontline patient care and in support of the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland.  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 of patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive and the post would be expected to support the Better Blood Transfusion Programme.

The duties of the post are to support the blood bank and immunohaematology laboratory, apheresis service and clinical transfusion advice to hospitals within the catchment area of the regional centre and for some nationally delivered services.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to national issues within SNBTS through the Patient Services Directorate.

This post is offered under the terms of the new consultant contract and as such the job plan is available for consideration.  The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the job planning process and will be subject to review at least annually.  The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the consultant appraisal system.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners who are included on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council or within three months of completing CCT qualification.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Dr Katie Hands on 01382 647716 for an informal discussion regarding the post and to arrange a visit.

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

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 13th April 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: 16 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000081
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


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

Apheresis Donor Carer - Edinburgh

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 4
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000118
SNBTS Donor Services Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.


We are looking for an Apheresis donor carer to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our Apheresis and Whole Blood donors; you will be required to work under the supervision of the Nurse in Charge.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. Candidates should be educated to Higher level and have previous experience of dealing with the public in a health or service environment, with evidence of excellent customer care skills.


The position is within Donor Services Collection Team and based in Edinburgh, however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular weekends and late evenings. You must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure. Previous phlebotomy skills are advantageous.


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 worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Patsy Scouse, Senior Charge Nurse on 07917558327.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org


Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March


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.


Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. The successful candidates will have responsibility for daily housekeeping activities required for the effective operation of the SNBTS manufacturing facilities, assist in processing activities and the frequent transport of consumables, samples and products between JCC, SCRM and various other hospitals within the central belt.

With an interest in biomedical science and ideally with experience in a laboratory environment you will be expected to follow standard operating procedures in a consistent manner, employing a range of skills required for GMP processing procedures.  Experience in a GMP environment would be advantageous.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gareth Walker, TCAT Manufacturing Manager at garethwalker@nhs.net (0131 314 5653).

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Charge Nurse - Edinburgh

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Thursday, 04 Apr 2019
Band 6
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000179
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

We are looking for a Band 6 Charge Nurse to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our Donors. You will be required to assist with the day to day management of the Blood Donor Sessions liaising closely with the Senior Charge Nurse, as well as carrying out all delegated staff management. You will be responsible for carrying out assessments of Donors pre donation and Donor Care at all stages of the donation process to ensure Donor retention.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. Candidates should be Registered General Nurse Level 1 and ideally have previous experience of phlebotomy, although full training will be given to the successful candidate.

The position is within Donor Services Blood Collection Team and based in Edinburgh, however extensive travel throughout the region will be required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular weekends and late evenings as per operational requirements. You must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure.

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

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

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Carolyn Lamb on 0131 314 5747.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 4th April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Production Scientist - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000191
Cell Therapy Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 be 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.

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 at mark.barnett2@nhs.net or 0131 314 5656.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Driver East - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000145
2 Posts available
BTS (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 (SBU) within the NHS National Services Scotland, 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 to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our team based in Edinburgh. The main duty of the post is driving our Service Vehicles delivering Blood Components to hospitals all over Scotland (including emergency deliveries).  We provide a 24/7/365 service, which will involve working early, day and late shifts on a rotational basis with some weekend working. 

You should hold a driving license entitlement for class B/B+E (a vehicle with MAM of 3500kgs with a trailer) with a C1 (a vehicle between 3500kgs & 7500kgs) being desirable but not essential. The post is based within our Transport Section, at Jack Copland Centre, Herriot Watt University Campus, Edinburgh but travel to our other depot at Glasgow could be 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 Kenny Bertram on 0131 314 5571 available Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th April 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 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Donor Carer

Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre IV2 3UJ
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 3
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000081
BTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Donor Services (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

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


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian Docherty, Senior Charge Nurse on 01463 705853 or 07964 246895.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Apheresis Donor Carer - Edinburgh

Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Blood Donor Centre EH3 9HB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Thursday, 28 Mar 2019
Band 4
Part Time
Permanent
Reference: 000118
SNBTS Donor Services Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.


We are looking for an Apheresis donor carer to join our existing team of staff who provide a high standard of care to our Apheresis and Whole Blood donors; you will be required to work under the supervision of the Nurse in Charge.  We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible person to undertake this challenging and interesting post. Candidates should be educated to Higher level and have previous experience of dealing with the public in a health or service environment, with evidence of excellent customer care skills.


The position is within Donor Services Collection Team and based in Edinburgh, however extensive travel throughout the region is required. You must be flexible, and willing to work variable hours. Hours will include regular weekends and late evenings. You must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work under pressure. Previous phlebotomy skills are advantageous.


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 worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.


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


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Patsy Scouse, Senior Charge Nurse on 07917558327.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.org


Closing date for completed applications is Thursday 28th March


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.


Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS VACANCY IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND EMPLOYEES

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 in NHS Scotland covers £2.5 billion of trade spend.  The role is to provide NHS Scotland Procurement community and Scottish Government Health Department fully programmed management of the NHS Scotland Contract work plan and single national Benefit Tracker.

The Commercial & Performance Services department carries out a range of customer focused commercial and governance activities for NHS Bodies and the wider Public Sector under a short, long term or ad hoc basis. Support and consultancy is led by members of the team with wide and varied experience in contracting and sourcing services, programme management and project management services

                                                               

Project and Programme Management

Management and effective delivery of projects and initiatives for both external and internal stakeholders implementing best practice project management and advising on procurement legislation to ensure successful project outcomes are realised.

Governance

Provide leadership and governance on National Procurement contract processes including development and provision of management information to track progress of contract implementation and benefits delivery.

The Planning Manager will be responsible for providing a full range of planning and reporting services on behalf of the Strategic Sourcing directorate, assisting in the organisation and administration of all aspects of Programmes, Projects and Business As Usual.  

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 Fiona Livingstone on 0141-282-2139/07773 -205397.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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 S

Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Production Scientist - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000191
Cell Therapy Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 be 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.

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 at mark.barnett2@nhs.net or 0131 314 5656.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Specialist - 2 posts - Edinburgh/Larkhall

Various Scotland
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000194
Strategic Sourcing (Sub-Dept)
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 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.

Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gavin Armstrong on 0131 275 7499 or Billy Hislop on 0131 275 6845

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.

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

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000049
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post will be based in Inverness.


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.  


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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




Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Marketing and Communications Officer - Edinburgh

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Tuesday, 02 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000112
Marketing & Communications (Sub-Dept)
Strategy & Governance (Dir) ,Strategy Performance & Service Transformation (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

We are seeking a Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to join our Marketing and Communications Team. This is an excellent opportunity to join a function within NHS National Services Scotland.

The successful candidate will have a varied and challenging role on a day to day basis. Working closely with the business and wider team, you will shape and communicate messages about the work of NSS both within the NHS and to wider audiences in Scotland and across a range of media. You will be expected to deliver to tight deadlines and have the ability to work well under pressure. 

You should be a talented individual with extensive communication, technical marketing and digital experience.

We are looking for a proven relationship builder to champion communications across the organisation and who is reliable and enthusiastic. 

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 Claire Winstanley on 0131 275 6610 or Fiona Cowie on 0131 275 1043.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2nd April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Production Scientist - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000191
Cell Therapy Edinburgh (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 be 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.

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 at mark.barnett2@nhs.net or 0131 314 5656.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts Advisor - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£42,414 - £50,470)
Closing date: Monday, 08 Apr 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000192
Property & Capital Planning (Sub-Dept)
Facilities 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 (NSS) mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximise health impact and efficiencies. 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.  Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS NSS. We provide operational guidance and support to NHS Scotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics.

There are currently 40 operational Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contracts operating across NHS Scotland, hosted within 9 NHS Boards, with a capital value of circa £1 billion with a total annual unitary payment of £230 million.  A significant number of revenue funded Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) and Hub healthcare projects are now operational, with others in construction, all of which will add to this portfolio.  This post holder will participate in the advisory work of all current and future NHS Scotland PPP contracts as a key member of the PPP Specialist Support Team (SST) in providing technical and commercial advisory services across NHS Scotland to support NHS Boards in ongoing management and review of commercial contracts and in support of future PPP contracts and to ensure that they achieve value for money with full contract compliance. 

The post holder will contribute to the provision of expert management and advice services to Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and NHS Boards on all aspects of the performance management, ensuring strategic benefits are planned and delivered, working closely with SGHSCD and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  The post holder will participate in the delivery of the PPP Annual Work Plan approved for NHS Scotland by the PPP Joint Project Board. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant building services engineering or energy management discipline, with post qualification in a related field, with significant post qualification experience in property asset management, engineering and energy, facilities services management and commercial contract management is a requirement.

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 McKenna, Head of PPP Programmes/PPP Lead Advisor on 0141 300 1167.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Research Scientist - Cellular Therapeutics

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000089
RDI Cell Therapy (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS RDI (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic opportunity to work in NHS National Services Scotland


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

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

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SNBTS Tissues, Cells and Advanced Therapeutics Directorate as a Research Scientist in Cellular Therapeutics. The successful candidate will be expected to play a central role in various projects to develop and produce cellular therapeutics.

Educated to Honours Degree Level with relevant post graduate research experience you will be a researcher in the field of immunology, cellular biology or other relevant discipline. Applicants must be able to demonstrate relevant experience in cultivation, expansion and extensive characterization of a variety of cell types. Experience in the GMP translation and characterization of cells for therapeutic use is desirable.

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

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact  Dr. Laura Bailey, Senior Research Scientist. Laurabailey2@nhs.net

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

Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 26th March 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in the second week of April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Human Resources Officer - Edinburgh - 2 Posts

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000162
2 Posts available
HR & Workforce Development (Sub-Dept)
HR & Workforce Development (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

A vital part of NHS Scotland, 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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The role of HR Services is to provide a wide range of professional services such as terms and conditions of service and policy advice and guidance.  Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to deliver a customer focused service.

A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.

The ideal candidates should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidates should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.

The posts will be based in Edinburgh; however travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be 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 Jayne Marie McIntyre on 0131 275 6870 or Victoria Stokoe on 0131 275 7343

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Interviews will be held Thursday 18th / Friday 19th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

National Procurement Planning Manager - Larkhall

National Distribution Centre
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000147
Business Development PCF (Sub-Dept)
Business Development PCF (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

PLEASE NOTE THIS VACANCY IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND EMPLOYEES

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 in NHS Scotland covers £2.5 billion of trade spend.  The role is to provide NHS Scotland Procurement community and Scottish Government Health Department fully programmed management of the NHS Scotland Contract work plan and single national Benefit Tracker.

The Commercial & Performance Services department carries out a range of customer focused commercial and governance activities for NHS Bodies and the wider Public Sector under a short, long term or ad hoc basis. Support and consultancy is led by members of the team with wide and varied experience in contracting and sourcing services, programme management and project management services

                                                               

Project and Programme Management

Management and effective delivery of projects and initiatives for both external and internal stakeholders implementing best practice project management and advising on procurement legislation to ensure successful project outcomes are realised.

Governance

Provide leadership and governance on National Procurement contract processes including development and provision of management information to track progress of contract implementation and benefits delivery.

The Planning Manager will be responsible for providing a full range of planning and reporting services on behalf of the Strategic Sourcing directorate, assisting in the organisation and administration of all aspects of Programmes, Projects and Business As Usual.  

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 Fiona Livingstone on 0141-282-2139/07773 -205397.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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 S

Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Public Private Partnership (PPP) Contracts Advisor - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 8A (£42,414 - £50,470)
Closing date: Monday, 08 Apr 2019
Band 8A
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000192
Property & Capital Planning (Sub-Dept)
Facilities 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 (NSS) mission is to support the delivery of health and care services to maximise health impact and efficiencies. 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.  Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) forms the Facilities Directorate of the Procurement Commissioning and Facilities Strategic Business Unit of NHS NSS. We provide operational guidance and support to NHS Scotland healthcare bodies on all facilities topics.

There are currently 40 operational Public Private Partnerships (PPP) contracts operating across NHS Scotland, hosted within 9 NHS Boards, with a capital value of circa £1 billion with a total annual unitary payment of £230 million.  A significant number of revenue funded Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) and Hub healthcare projects are now operational, with others in construction, all of which will add to this portfolio.  This post holder will participate in the advisory work of all current and future NHS Scotland PPP contracts as a key member of the PPP Specialist Support Team (SST) in providing technical and commercial advisory services across NHS Scotland to support NHS Boards in ongoing management and review of commercial contracts and in support of future PPP contracts and to ensure that they achieve value for money with full contract compliance. 

The post holder will contribute to the provision of expert management and advice services to Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSCD) and NHS Boards on all aspects of the performance management, ensuring strategic benefits are planned and delivered, working closely with SGHSCD and Scottish Futures Trust (SFT).  The post holder will participate in the delivery of the PPP Annual Work Plan approved for NHS Scotland by the PPP Joint Project Board. 

Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant building services engineering or energy management discipline, with post qualification in a related field, with significant post qualification experience in property asset management, engineering and energy, facilities services management and commercial contract management is a requirement.

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 McKenna, Head of PPP Programmes/PPP Lead Advisor on 0141 300 1167.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 8th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Driver East - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000145
2 Posts available
BTS (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
,

Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

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 (SBU) within the NHS National Services Scotland, 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 to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic individuals to join our team based in Edinburgh. The main duty of the post is driving our Service Vehicles delivering Blood Components to hospitals all over Scotland (including emergency deliveries).  We provide a 24/7/365 service, which will involve working early, day and late shifts on a rotational basis with some weekend working. 

You should hold a driving license entitlement for class B/B+E (a vehicle with MAM of 3500kgs with a trailer) with a C1 (a vehicle between 3500kgs & 7500kgs) being desirable but not essential. The post is based within our Transport Section, at Jack Copland Centre, Herriot Watt University Campus, Edinburgh but travel to our other depot at Glasgow could be 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 Kenny Bertram on 0131 314 5571 available Monday to Friday between 7am and 3pm.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Commodity Specialist - 2 posts - Edinburgh/Larkhall

Various Scotland
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Monday, 15 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000194
Strategic Sourcing (Sub-Dept)
Strategic Sourcing (Dir) ,Procure Commission Facilities (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to help harness the buying power of more than £1.5 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.

Data and information are key to the success of this process. Working with a commodity manager you will support the development, implementation and delivery of national contracts whilst building specialist product and market knowledge. Educated to HND level (or equivalent) you will have strong data gathering and analysing capabilities with an eye for detail. Experience in procurement or Health Service background would be an advantage.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gavin Armstrong on 0131 275 7499 or Billy Hislop on 0131 275 6845

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.

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

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 15th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Principal Information Analyst - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Edinburgh/Glasgow
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000051
5 Posts available
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post is based in Edinburgh/Glasgow.


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.


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)
    
We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Principal Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services
•    Present complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques
•    Support Health and Social Care Integration and Primary Care Clusters across Scotland access and analyse our many data sets
•    Support academics to deliver state of the art research projects
•    Lead, manage and motivate a team. Some travel may be expected.

Successful candidates will be based mainly in Edinburgh or Glasgow area.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Principal Information Analyst roles 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Senior Information Analyst - Inverness

Various Scotland
Band 6 (£28,050 - £37,010)
Closing date: Monday, 25 Mar 2019
Band 6
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000059
National Intelligence & Info (Sub-Dept)
National Intelligence & Info (Dir) ,Public Health & Intelligence (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to join NHS National Services Scotland

This post is based in Inverness.


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.


(In line with the national reform aims of the Scottish Government’s Health& Social Care Delivery Plan, Public Health & Intelligence will become part of a new Public Health Body for Scotland, to be known as Public Health Scotland.  This means that as a result, all employees will be transferred to the new organisation which is anticipated to be during 2019/2020.)


We have an amazing opportunity for you to join our team.  As one of our Senior Information Analysts you will:
•    Analyse and link data to improve services for and the lives of the people of Scotland
•    Use a wide range of data sources and powerful analytics tools to provide insight that supports better decision making
•    Provide robust evidence to influence the future shape of health and care services

This is an excellent chance to use and grow your skills and experience in:
•    Analysing and interpreting complex data and communicating insights in a customer focussed environment
•    Ability to coach, develop and line manage staff
•    Presenting complex data effectively through the use of data visualisation techniques


Successful candidates will be based in the Inverness area for our LIST Service.  However, ISD do have staff located in other parts of Scotland.


You can learn more about the Senior Information Analyst role 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 and/or to discuss the work area, benefits and the opportunities for development and progression, please contact Philip Johnston at NSS.Phi-Analystrecruitment@nhs.net.


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


Closing date for completed applications is 25th March 2019.


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


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


Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Receptionist/Legal Secretary

Anderson House EH6
Band 3 (£18,292 - £21,349)
Closing date: Friday, 29 Mar 2019
Band 3
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000102
Commercial Contracts (Sub-Dept)
Commercial Contracts (Dir) ,Central Legal Office (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic opportunity to work in 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.

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 involves providing an efficient and effective Reception service to all customers and staff of CLO, as well as to provide high quality specialised legal secretarial support to the teams within the SBU as required.  This service will include receiving and directing all incoming calls, welcoming visitors and issuing security passes, providing hospitality to visitors, arranging taxis for staff and visitors, and liaising with courier companies.  You will be customer focused, friendly, well presented and have an excellent telephone manner, together with excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).  Experience of working on reception in a customer led environment is essential.

The service will also include audio/copy typing of all relevant legal documentation, photocopying of medical records and other associated documents, file management, and any other duties as required of a Legal Secretary.  You will ideally have legal secretarial experience, including audio and copy typing skills (min speed 65wpm).

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 Lois Bourletsika on 0131 275 6246.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 29th March 2019.

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

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

Posted: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

Human Resources Officer - Edinburgh - 2 Posts

Gyle Square EH12 9EB
Band 4 (£20,911 - £23,597)
Closing date: Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019
Band 4
Full Time
Permanent
Reference: 000162
2 Posts available
HR & Workforce Development (Sub-Dept)
HR & Workforce Development (Dir) ,HR & Workforce Development (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for NHS National Services Scotland

A vital part of NHS Scotland, 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 services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care. 

The role of HR Services is to provide a wide range of professional services such as terms and conditions of service and policy advice and guidance.  Members of this team require to be forward thinking and imaginative with the drive and self-motivation to deliver a customer focused service.

A good understanding of HR practices and a professional, confident and flexible approach is essential to balance the needs of the customers with the requirement to adhere to policy and process.

The ideal candidates should be working towards full Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Accreditation or equivalent level of experience in a multi-disciplined human resources environment. The candidates should ideally have experience of HR systems and be computer literate with standard Microsoft packages.

The posts will be based in Edinburgh; however travel to other NSS sites to attend meetings will be 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 Jayne Marie McIntyre on 0131 275 6870 or Victoria Stokoe on 0131 275 7343

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

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Interviews will be held Thursday 18th / Friday 19th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info

IBI Project Manager - Edinburgh

SNBTS National Centre EH14 4AP
Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)
Closing date: Friday, 05 Apr 2019
Band 7
Full Time
Temporary/Contract
Reference: 000190
Quality HQ (Sub-Dept)
SNBTS Quality (Dir) ,SNBTS (Div/CHP)
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Fantastic Opportunity to work for 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.

The UK Infected Blood Inquiry (UK IBI) has been established to examine why NHS patients in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland were given infected blood and/or infected blood products. SNBTS is a Core Participant in the UK IBI and wishes to appoint an Inquiry Project Manager to coordinate the responses of SNBTS to questions from the UKI IBI and to manage the associated programme of work to ensure responses are made on time, within budget and are of a high quality standard.   The post is based in the Jack Copland Centre, Edinburgh although there will be a requirement to visit other NSS Sites  and UK IBI venues  from time to time as part of the role of the Post.

Applicants for this Post should hold an Honours and/or Masters Degree in a Business-related or a Life Sciences subject with evidence of post-graduate work experience in a Project Management Role in the public or private sectors.

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 Cathy Rooney, Quality Systems Manager on 0131 314 5632 or Hazel Thomson, Interim Director SNBTS on 0131 314 5517.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 5th April 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: 24 Mar 2019
Contact: NSS Recruitment Team - nss.wfrs@nhs.net / 0131 275 7700
Application Info