Programme Manager

NHS Western Isles
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Division of Public Health and Health Strategy Western Isles Health Board, 37 South Beach Street, Stornoway, HS1 2BN PROGRAMME MANAGER (MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES REDESIGN) Band 6 - £26,565 - £35,577 plus Distant Islands Allowance £975 37.5 hours per week – 1 year Fixed Term An exciting opportunity has arisen for an appropriately qualified and skilled individual to lead key elements of the redesign of mental health services. NHS Western Isles, working with its statutory and third sector partners, is changing the ways in which mental health services deliver for the people of the Western Isles. Based on the principles of recovery and with a strong community focus, the mental health services redesign is one of the key deliverables for the Western Isles Health and Social care Strategic Plan. Based in the Division of Public Health and Health Strategy and reporting to the Director of Public Health, the postholder will liaise closely with the Associate Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities in progressing the project plan for the multiagency redesign of adult mental health and dementia provision in the Western Isles. The postholder will be educated to degree level with experience of managing change in mental health environments, and require excellent communication and negotiation skills to work with a wide range of stakeholders to develop and plan for the implementation of modern sustainable mental health services. For further information or an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Maggie Watts, Director of Public Health on 01851 708036 or Mr Mike Hutchison, Associate Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities on 01851 704704 ext 2410. This post is not eligible for relocation expenses. However, return fare and subsistence for period of the interview will be provided. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme). A car driver is required for this post due to the spread of locations across the islands. For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the website: http://www.wihb.scot.nhs.uk/wihrr.pdf. All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk along with a job description and an application form. Gheibhear bileag-tagraidh agus dealbh-obrach bho Roinn Feachd-obrach, Ospadal nan Eilean Siar, Rathad MhicAmhlaigh, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais HS1 2AF. Fòn: 01851 762005 or 762027. Return completed application form in Word Format to wi-hb.recruit@nhs.net or mail to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF. Tel: 01851 762005 or 762027. Closing Date: 24/10/16 REF NO: SW999/A&C/WI1733/SHO

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