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Agenda for Change Band 8C; £71, 365 to £76, 914 per annum
Full Time; 37.5 hours per week
Who We Are
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.
The Organisational, Leadership and Education Development department is a new function within the Workforce Directorate. Bringing together two of NES' recognized centres of expertise for NHS Scotland, it supports workforce potential and organisational effectiveness across Scotland's health and care system. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the ongoing development of an innovative and collaborative department at a time of significant change.
What You Will Do
As part of the senior management team, the Head of Programme will provide leadership for the NES agenda relating to education and management development to help shape and support the Scottish Government's policy direction and implementation plans, including the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan, the Digital Health and Care Strategy, Youth Employment Strategy and the emerging Future Vision for Health and Care in Scotland.
These will include but will not be limited to:
• playing a leading role in ongoing development of Organisational, Leadership and Education Development, ensuring the effective planning and delivery of NES' strategic outcomes relating to a sustainable, diverse, and digitally enabled workforce;
• working closely with strategic partners, including senior Scottish Government officials, to secure sustainable resourcing for current and new initiatives, establishing new partnerships and ensuring they enable NES to deliver excellent education and development services and solutions;
• establishing collaborative educational infrastructures and networks involving cross sector partners, enabling the development of educational and learning resources to support improvement, spread and sustainment of innovation in digital transformation across a range of sectors;
• contributing to and influencing development of education policy and resources for NHSScotland Healthcare Support Workers enabling clear education and career pathways and supporting Scottish Government and NHS Scotland Boards on the implementation of Scottish Government's Youth Employment Strategy;
• representing NES in fora relevant to education and management development provision, acting as a thought leader and making a highly collaborative contribution, whilst also ensuring that the organisation's influence is brought to bear, and strategic interests are upheld;
• acting as a senior corporate leader in NES, working collaboratively with other senior managers and executive level colleagues to ensure the ongoing organisational effectiveness of NES and the delivery of strategic outcomes relating to workforce high performance, engagement, inclusion, training and development, and health and wellbeing.
What You Will Bring
An experienced senior manager with a track record of ensuring excellent delivery across programmes of significant complexity, involving multiple stakeholders, you will bring evidence of a values based approach to leading and managing people, teams and services that is consistent with the NES Leadership Behaviours and the NHS Scotland Values.
Specific knowledge, skills and experience will include but are not restricted to;
• advanced understanding and experience of specialist education and management development approaches relating to national priority areas for health and care;
• Qualified to SCQF level 11 in relevant discipline, and relevant professional membership e.g. Chartered Member of CIPD, or equivalent experience;
• a good understanding of public sector, education and professional structures and processes is essential along with a sound grasp of the Scottish Policy context;
• demonstrable interest in growing workforce digital capability with the drive and skills to effect system-wide change within the health and care sector;
• capability to collaborate and influence at all levels within a complex system of stakeholders e.g. education, NHS Scotland, the care sector, Scottish Government etc. enabling innovation and the delivery of products and services aligned to strategic objectives;
• the ability to develop, monitor, deliver and report on strategic and operational plans in a way that gains the confidence of stake-holders;
• proven ability to function, lead and support others within the context of a rapidly changing environment.
If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the job information pack which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.