Team Lead Custody Healthcare

NHS Highland

  • Contact: Personnel Department
  • Reference: ES13.19.126a

South & Mid Operational Unit ( Inner Moray Firth)


Police Custody Suite, Inverness

Team Lead – Custody Healthcare

Band 7 - £37,570-44,688 per annum

25 hours per week – Part time


NHS Highland is seeking a nurse with the skills to manage and lead the Custody Healthcare Service.

We are looking for an individual with experience of delivering high quality person centred healthcare; skills in quality assurance and service improvement; and who has an understanding of community/criminal justice. The ability to work in partnership with doctors and other service providers, particularly Police Scotland, in order to deliver the best outcomes for people is essential.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery and ongoing development of the custody healthcare service and will manage the nursing team, including the on call forensic examination nurses. Experience in developing policies and processes and would be an advantage.

Experience working in A&E, Unscheduled care or General Practice is essential as is the ability to work autonomously. Custodial health care experience would be an advantage but full training will be given.

You will be based in Inverness, but may be required on occasion to travel across North Highland to support the development of the service. Remote support to the custody suites in Wick, Portree and Fort William is provided through the Inverness based service. Attendance at and contribution to meetings involving a wide range of stakeholders and partners is a key part of this role. This may include occasional regional/national travel.

The successful candidate will be required to consent to Police Scotland level 2 vetting. Please note that the current job description is under review due to service development.

Informal enquiries to: Suzy Calder, Head of Service - 01463 705835

An Application Form and Job Description can be downloaded via our website or available from, and to be returned to the Employment Services Section, Assynt House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW or by emailing your name and address to

Closing date for receipt of completed application form – Tuesday 19th November 2019
Short-listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder. Distribution SHOW

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