Project Support Officer - Regional Planning

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh Technopole, UK
10 Aug 2019
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Fixed Term - 2 years

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to play a key role to support the East Region Planning Group deliveron its programme of works on a secondment or fixed term basis for 2 years.

The East Region is one of three regions in Scotland and comprises of NHS Lothian, NHS Fife and NHS Borders. The East Region Planning Group has an extensive work programme to support the planning and delivery of services across the region which maximise the opportunities from collaborating across geographical boundaries and add value over and above the work of individual Boards.

As Project Support Officer, you will provide administrative support to identified projects and the wider Programme Office. Your input will contribute to a number of key East Region transformation programmes including Laboratories Medicine, Ophthalmology and the East Region Planning Group.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, you will be instrumental in the success of the programme as you use your organisational skills to coordinate meetings and events, support the delivery of projects, and monitor and track progress. You will be a key member of our programme team and programme office, working in a high performing, creative and supportive environment.

You should be educated to HNC level in a business administration, or a related subject, or have experience in a similar administrative role. Experience of working in the public sector, whether the NHS or a local authority setting, is desirable.

You will have good interpersonal and communications skills, positively engaging with a wide range of colleagues across organisations. Experience of working in a project environment and working towards deadlines is essential.

Training in Prince 2 or similar methodologies would be beneficial but is not essential.

On occasion, you will be required to work across the area covered by the East of Scotland, therefore the ability to travel and manage workload flexibly is essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Jan McClean, Acting Director of Regional Planning on.

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