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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...

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.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people? Do you want to help people thrive, not just survive? Then this could be just the job you are looking for. We are looking for people who share our values and those who share our commitment to providing high quality service.

We’re looking for an individual with a knowledge of National  Care Standards and a background in person centred care planning within a care service. Beyond that, it’s all about your brilliant, positive energy and natural ability to get along with people. You’ll be a great mentor who can manage time effectively and keep meaningful records.

This role includes the efficient and effective day to day running of the Shift, developing exceptional personalised service for every resident and their loved ones, management of all junior staff to develop their range of skills to provide high quality and person-centred care and developing positive working relations with external stakeholders.

Some specific skills you have will include: 

  • supervisory and team leading skills
  • effective communication skills
  • performance management
  • self-motivation and resilience
  • understand regulatory requirements

Qualifications that you hold will include:

Minimum of SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (minimum required for registration with SSSC).

or the willingness to undertake.

In return we will offer you an opportunity to take a lead role within a fantastic, supportive and dynamic team and to use your clinical and people skills in a service that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones. 

To find out more or have an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Shirley Christie - 01479 812618

NHS Scotland has reduced their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.






Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board. 

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