Orthopaedic Administrative Team Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Team Manager to join the Orthopaedic Team to support the Raigmore Elective and Trauma Service. This post is for a one year fixed-term or secondment. In conjunction...

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Team Manager to join the Orthopaedic Team to support the Raigmore Elective and Trauma Service. 

This post is for a one year fixed-term or secondment.


In conjunction with their colleagues, the post holder will manage, lead and motivate the clerical and secretarial team to support clinical activity, ensuring that all users receive a cost effective and efficient service within the agreed resources.

Candidates, who are absolutely committed to enhancing patient care, through the efficient and effective management of clinical services within Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, are encouraged to apply.


The post holder will show excellent people management skills, they will have the ability to foster strong team building and provide motivational support where needed.

This post offers an exciting workload with many competing demands, including staff management and the co-ordination of activity across multiple NHS Highland sites. 

You will be responsible for supporting the Orthopaedic Service Manager and Clinical Lead with the business of the Orthopaedic Service including analysis of demand and capacity, waiting time delivery and supporting all aspects of administrative management within a strong framework of financial governance whilst adhering to the qualities laid out in the Highland Quality Approach. The post holder will ensure compliance with Scottish Government, Effective Waiting Times Management Framework, have oversight of clinics on Trakcare and the ongoing development of specific services.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to working across all relevant aspects of the service and commitment to enhancing patient care, an ability to enthuse, motivate and give commitment to meeting exacting deadlines. Also key, is the ability to show proficiency in various software systems to include, MS Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, Word. It would be an advantage to have experience of working with NHS systems.


Previous experience of working with both clinical and non-clinical teams is essential along with evidence of excellent analytical, organisational and communication skills. A demonstrable commitment to improving the services we provide to patients is essential.


Job share application would be welcomed.


Informal enquiries to Eleanor Harris, Orthopaedic Service Manager at eleanor.harris9@nhs.scot




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.

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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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