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Ref no:
307385
Published:
21/11/2022
Closes:
4/12/2022
Location:
1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Salary:
£75,646 - £98,586 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
37.5 hours per week

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

About the Organisation:

National Services Scotland (NSS) is a national NHS Board operating right at the heart of NHSScotland (NHSS) providing support and advice at a strategic and operational level. NSS supports NHSS to deliver their services more efficiently and effectively and we offer shared services on a national scale using best-in-class systems and standards. Our priority is always the same – to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. We do this by working in partnership with colleagues across Health and Social Care to deliver fit for purpose solutions and systems, delivering high quality services that help our stakeholders to free up resources so they can be re-invested into essential services.

The post:

This role is an exciting opportunity to help shape and grow the office of the Chief Information Officer within the Digital & Security directorate of National Services Scotland. We are looking for an outstanding candidate who can help to direct, develop and mature this team to ensure it contributes to the positive impact the NHS and the wider public sector can have on all of our citizens.

National Services Scotland (NSS) is a national NHS Board operating at the heart of NHS Scotland providing critical support and advice at a strategic and operational level. NSS supports customers to deliver more efficiently and effectively, and we offer shared services on a national scale using best-in-class systems and standards. Our aim is to deliver high quality tools that help our customers save money and free up resources so they can be re-invested into essential services. Supporting the join-up of Health and Social care through digitisation and inter-operability will be an important part of the role. Our priority is always the same – to improve the health and well-being of the people of Scotland. We do this by working in partnership with colleagues across NHS Scotland to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions and systems.

This role will have significant influence on the management of the Digital portfolio across NSS and will work closely with the other business units to shape their Digital demand. The role will be critical in assisting business units in the development of their strategies, associated roadmaps and implementation plans in support of the Scottish Government Digital Health and Social Care strategy. The post holder will lead and drive the transformation of how the Digital portfolio is prioritised within NSS and ensure this aligns to existing governance frameworks and policies.

The post of Chief Officer will report directly into the Director of Digital and Security and will play a critical role in the delivery of Digital Services to NSS and NHS Scotland.

The post holder will be responsible for development and oversight of governance, financial control and operating models within the Strategic Business Unit and will work closely with the Executive leadership team to embed these disciplines within the Digital and Security operating model. The post holder will be responsible for oversight and management of the DaS Digital Strategy, supporting the Director of Digital and Security to implement and maintain strong governance, financial control and ensure business outcomes are met.

The candidate:

This is a challenging and highly rewarding position which will require the successful candidate to have outstanding strategy, leadership and influencing skills. The ability to engage with multiple stakeholders and communicate your vision and ideas in a clear and concise manner is essential. You must be highly results–oriented but achieve those results working in partnership and with a keen eye for political sensitivity and the need to work as a team. It is vital that you espouse the values of NSS with openness, integrity, respect and care being at the heart of those values.

Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline with a post-graduate qualification/certification in Business Management or significant demonstrable experience in these areas.

Location and working pattern:

Location – Edinburgh/Glasgow

The role has a permanent location based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, but flexible working will allow the post holder to operate from a remote location on a regular basis. The post holder must be prepared to attend the fixed location at the request of the organisation when deemed essential.

Working Pattern:

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week

Benefits:

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:

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Steven Flockhart; Director, Digital and Security at steven.flockhart@nhs.scot to arrange a suitable time.

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

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 4th December 2022

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

We welcome applications from all candidates, however in line with Scottish Government requirement we will be giving priority consideration to NSS Test and Protect core staff who meet the essential criteria for the role.

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.