National Services Division (NSD) plans, funds and co-ordinates national specialist and screening services on behalf of NHS Boards and the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. Since April 2014, through its National Network Management Service, NSD has been responsible and accountable for the effective management of all non cancer managed clinical networks and managed diagnostic networks that are designated through SGHSCD national commissioning processes.National networks are an integral part of a systematic approach to service redesign and improvement, designed to deliver Scottish Government policy aims of improved clinical and other outcomes for patients, families and carers through effective integration. The National Network Management Service has now begun another new and exciting phase of development and seeks one Programme Manager who will be responsible for the effective planning, commissioning, co-ordination and performance management of a portfolio of networks and for delivering specific change initiatives to support the achievement of SGHSCD and NSS divisional objectives. Reporting to a Senior Programme Manager, the postholder will join an experienced team of staff based in Edinburgh who support national networks across Scotland. They will contribute to the design and ongoing development of an effective National Network Management Service, including continuous quality improvement systems and processes to enable the service to meet current and future requirements. They will work in collaboration with Lead Clinicians, network members and other key stakeholders to drive and enable networks to deliver their aims and objectives to standards and timescales specified in service agreements. Using appropriate planning, performance management, change, project, people and risk management skills the postholder will work with colleagues and stakeholders across Scotland and beyond to ensure that networks support clinical and other services to deliver high quality and effective services for the people of Scotland. These include service users, NSS and SGHSCD colleagues, NHS Boards, local and regional planning structures, health and other professionals from education, social care and voluntary organisations. Engaging with service users at this level requires postholder to be able to commit to occasional out of hours work.Applicants should be educated to degree level and should have a proven track record of NHS management, project management at a strategic level and of leading and driving organisational change successfully in a complex environment. The post requires excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. Knowledge of acute health services is essential and experience of working with national managed clinical and/or diagnostic networks is desirable. The post will be based in Edinburgh, with frequent travel throughout Scotland and some UK travel on occasion. A pool/hire car is available for business use and a clean, current driving license is 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 Liz Blackman Tel: 0131 275 7011.
Further information on NSS is available from: www.nhsnss.orgFor an application pack please complete the online application form on the SHOW website www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk. Ref IRC6586Closing date for completed applications is 11th August 2015.Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).