Do you enjoy planning outside of traditional boundaries, working with others on how health and care may look in the future? Are you driven by curiosity, and confident in employing a range of approaches to help others to connect the dots and plan for a future health and care landscape that isn’t about ‘more of the same’?
If leading a programme delivering strategic planning support for transformational redesign in health and social care excites you then this is the opportunity for you.
An opportunity has arisen to join the Transformational Redesign Unit (TRU) which forms part of the Improvement Hub (ihub) within Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). The ihub supports Health and Social Care Partnerships with complex, system-wide change in order to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland. The Strategic Planning Portfolio (within TRU) aims to take a person-centred, collaborative approach to better understand and align population need with available resources across all sectors of health and social care.
The post holder will be a key member of a multidisciplinary redesign team, working alongside colleagues to provide specialist skills in strategic planning and knowledge of new models of health and social care which deliver quality and best value. The post holder will provide expertise across a range of programmes. The role is focused on embedding good practice in strategic planning across the health and social care system. This post will have a particular remit in relation to community-led approaches including our unpaid carers programme and programmes to support new models of care and support and innovative approaches to commissioning.
The post holder will have an engaging and authentic leadership style, political awareness, strong interpersonal skills and ability to challenge and work collaboratively with a range of partners.
Responsibilities will include:
Candidates are required to be educated to degree level and either hold a master’s degree in a relevant subject or demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience in using strategic planning to improve services. The ideal candidate will have experience in planning within integrated health and social care or other similarly complex systems. Experience of working at a national or regional level, is preferred but not essential.