This vacancy has now closed

  • Advertised from 13th March 2019
  • Commensurate with existing salary. Secondment until 31 March 2020 (2 sessions/7.5 hours per week)
  • HIS1194


Visible, active engagement of professional staff across health and social care is central to the success of our work with professional leadership a key factor in ensuring that services are designed to provide high quality care and outcomes and that people experience the right care and support whatever their needs. Making care safe, effective and person-centered for individuals, their families and carers is a priority for Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The improvement delivery plan supports a range of improvement initiatives to drive improvements across Health and Social Care.

The Living Well in Communities portfolio provides support to a range of improvement initiatives that are designed to support people to remain at home or in a homely setting. The National Professional Lead for Social Services will provide subject matter expertise to the Living Well in Communities portfolio. They will ensure that social care staff are fully engaged in the work of the portfolio and that the advice and guidance provided by Healthcare Improvement Scotland is relevant, robust and fit for purpose; to support health and social care staff to deliver the best possible care. They will liaise with National Clinical Leads, colleagues in other improvement programmes and professional groups and bodies across the UK and internationally to share learning.

Candidates should have comprehensive knowledge of social care services in Scotland, extensive experience in a social care role and be well networked within the social care sector. Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills will be fundamental to success in this role particularly experience of effectively engaging diverse groups. It is important for candidates to have an understanding and experience of quality improvement methods and an ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders. In addition candidates will have knowledge and understanding of the many improvement initiatives in health and social care and seek to integrate these to support local teams to identify synergies and work effectively.

Application notes

Closing Date: Thursday 28 March 2019 at 12 noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 12 April 2019 in Edinburgh.

For an application pack:


Email: (quoting the Job Ref in the subject line).

SMS: Text 'AppJob Ref plus your email address to 81400 (std rate)

We support healthcare providers in Scotland to deliver high quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and person-centred care; and to provide public assurance about the quality and safety of that care.