NHS Scotland

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to support service improvements and service delivery within an assigned area of responsibility within the Specialist Children’s Health Services unit of North H&SCP

Accountable for the direct delivery of services within defined geographic areas and/or clinical specialities. Plans and implements activities within own area of responsibility, this may be for a part of the organisation such as paediatrics, learning disability, forensic mental health etc. There is also responsibility for developing local policies for their delegated area and protocols for implementing NHSL policy within that area, taking into account impact on other parts of the organisation or other agencies.

To provide dynamic leadership in respect of service development within a locality and to be accountable at locality level for the operational management of a wide but defined range of professional disciplines taking responsibility for performance management, resource usage and activity. Also to be involved in the strategic management of services within the locality.

To manage, develop and direct services with the overall aim of improving health and reducing health inequalities in line with Scottish Government priorities and local need.

To lead in the implementation of the redesign and modernisation agenda for defined geographic areas and/or clinical specialities and to contribute to the wider redesign and modernisation agenda.

To contribute to the development and implementation of strategy across the Health & Social Care Partnership and NHSL including work with Partner Agencies.

To deputise as required for the Unit General Manager.


Public service background in care delivery.

Minimum of 5 years management experience with a proven track record in the successful management of staff and other resources.

Educated to/working towards/operating at Masters Degree level or equivalent*.

Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to support effective negotiation, influencing, involvement and encouragement.

Strategic and operational management capabilities.

Sound analytical information management/technological/financial management skills.

Proven track record of partnership and collaborative working internal and external to the organisation.

Understanding and experience of Organisational Development and the creation of effective, high performance teams.

Clear understanding of and commitment to the development of Community Planning Frameworks and Health & Social Care Partnerships as vehicles to promote the integration of all services reflecting user/public need and expectation.

Ability to compose clear, accurate and relevant reports.

Car driver and access to a car

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Pauline Izat, General Manager – Specialist Childrens’ Health Services Unit, via email on [email protected]

For queries regarding the application form or recruitment process only , please contact [email protected] stating the job title and reference number in the subject.

Please note: all job related queries must be directed to the informal contact noted above.

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once sufficient applications are received. Please complete and submit your application early.

‘In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another.

  • Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.’

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