An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced policy professional or professional with significant senior experience in either health or social care to join Health and Social Care Scotland. Working with the chair, vice-chair and members of the executive of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) Chair and Vice-Chair Network, the main function is to co-ordinate and develop the network and support their approach to influencing national policy. The post will sit as part of a wider policy team which supports Health and Social Care Scotland. The postholder will be expected to work closely with the team to ensure strategic alignment, and to drive the ambition and intent of health and social care integration. This will require thinking and planning at a strategic level. This post will involve close working with Scottish Government, in particular with colleagues in the Mental Health and Social Care Directorate. Key responsibilities: Ensure the executive group of the IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network is supported to meet its remit; support the development and direction of the IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network as a whole group and represent their views; liaise on behalf of the IJB Executive Group with national and local bodies, as determined by the executive; liaise on behalf of the IJB Executive Group with Scottish Government; undertake relevant research, briefings, responses to consultations, as agreed with the executive; coordinate, plan and organise routine sessions of the network each year, and be the contact point for contributions to relevant national conferences; support training, development and induction for members of IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network, as agreed. The post will be hosted in a local Health and Social Care Partnership. The successful candidate will be expected to work with minimum supervision, exercising initiative and proven skills in liaising, organising and negotiating. The administrative base for this post is in central Glasgow but the successful candidate will be required, at times, to work across Scotland. The post is fixed term for up to two years and secondment opportunities are welcomed. However, applicants must have their employers permission to second to this post, prior to applying. If you’d like to have an informal discussion, please email Peter Murray, chair of IJB Chair and Vice-Chair Network (Peter.Murray@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk)
These posts are excepted under Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended).
Please note this is a re advertisement and previous applicants should not re-apply.
Salary for this post will be pro –rata.
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