Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland

We are a national body, working with health care professionals and the public to continually improve the quality of health services in Scotland.

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Associate Improvement Advisor

  • Full time
  • £33,222 – £43,471
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 30th January 2019

Primary Care Improvement Portfolio (3 posts available)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three experienced, enthusiastic and positive individuals to join the Primary Care Improvement Portfolio, part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub.

We are at a key stage in the implementation of our workplan, with the focus over the next few years on supporting improvement across primary care settings including health and social care. This work will be innovative and complex and these roles will be instrumental in engaging with a variety of health and social care organisations to deliver this programme of work.

Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in the design and delivery of improvement programmes and knowledge in the application of improvement methodology in a variety of care settings.

Candidates should be educated to Masters level, or have equivalent training in an aspect of implementation and improvement science or extensive practical experience of supporting implementation and improvement programmes.

Strong communication, interpersonal and project management skills are essential to effectively manage change. Candidates should also have the ability to develop others through a range of teaching approaches including coaching, mentoring and consulting.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in national programmes that have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes.

This vacancy has now closed

Knowledge and Information Skills Specialist

  • Full time
  • £28,050 – £37,010
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 7th March 2019

The integration of Health and Social Care is changing the way services are designed and delivered and promoting a shift towards a “What Matters To You” conversation. This is creating a changing role for our third sector, our communities and those who provide informal care amongst families and friends. But how do we know what change is good and what is not so helpful? Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Improvement Hub are looking to recruit to a new post to help capture what’s working, what’s not, and most importantly…why?

The Knowledge and Information Skills Specialist is a fairly new role with ideal candidates having the following skills and experience:

  • Horizon scanning with an eye for innovative new thinking and a knack for searching across unchartered territory to find creative opportunities
  • Identification, collation and synthesis of evidence for new models of care or good practice
  • Ability to share and disseminate knowledge across various information channels and to different audiences
  • Providing evaluation support to enable demonstration of impact

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and positive person to work with the People Led Care Portfolio as we look to develop a strong evidence base for the person centred and collaborative approaches being developed with and for our communities across Scotland. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and will work in partnership with colleagues across the Public, Third and Independent sectors.

Further information about the role is available from Des McCart, Senior Programme Manager (Outcome-based Commissioning,

This vacancy has now closed

This is a unique opportunity for a social services professional to influence senior leadership teams in Health and Social Care Partnerships, care homes, national bodies and NHS boards to improve how people are supported to live well in their community.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Living Well in Communities programmes work collaboratively with Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) and NHS boards to enable people to live well at home or in a homely setting for longer and avoid unnecessary time in hospital. Living Well in Communities has come to the end of its testing phase and is beginning to deliver a series of national programmes to support large scale change in integrated services. Key to the success of our future work is a multidisciplinary group of social service and clinical leads to provide expert advice, assurance and visible professional leadership to the Living Well in Communities programmes.

The National Professional Lead for Social Services will represent the voice and experience of social services within the Living Well in Communities team. We therefore invite applications from experienced managers or directors who are responsible for the delivery of a social service within Scotland to be seconded from their current role to join the Living Well in Communities team on a one day a week basis.

This role requires an understanding of Scotland’s social services professional community to facilitate Living Well in Communities engagement with local social services, social care providers and other national bodies.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key competencies and skills:

  • ability to influence people to change their practice or behaviour
  • extensive knowledge of, and recent experience in, developing and implementing change in an integrated health and social care setting.
  • subject matter knowledge relevant to social services regulation and key strategies to ensure wider participation of social services and the multi-disciplinary team,
  • ability to critically analyse complex information,
  • strong interpersonal skills and strong professional networks,
  • ability to work with a range of professionals in a multi-discipinary team,
  • ability to manage and work to deadlines, and
  • be self-aware and authentic with the ability with the ability to understand and articulate own strengths, motivations, patterns, needs and limitations.