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 closely with chief officers, local health and social care partnerships and Scottish Government, COLSA and others, an opportunity has arisen to co-ordinate and facilitate engagement across the health and social care system to support implementation of the Mental Health Strategy, the Transition and Recovery Plan and other related policy areas.
This new role will sit as part of a wider policy team that 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 the Directorates of Mental Health and Social Care, and Primary Care.
Within the policy areas of mental health and learning disability, including neurodevelopmental, key responsibilities include:
Refer to the Person Specification for additional information.
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. Please apply using the link above.
If you’d like to have an informal discussion, please email Eleanor McCallum (Eleanor.McCallum@sw.glasgow.gov.uk)
Qualifications that support the essential core skills, knowledge and competencies for this post
Educated to degree level
Qualifications that demonstrate ability to deliver strategic or policy development
Knowledge of health and social care legislation and objectives of integration
Well-developed communication, assessment and analytical skills
Well-developed report writing skills
Ability to liaise, negotiate, represent and engage effectively
Displays confidence and self-awareness
Ability to work effectively, including across organisations
Good collaborative skills and ability to develop and maintain effective partnership working
Ability to exercise influence in order to meet objectives
Ability to research, analyse and present disparate information and make appropriate decisions
Experience of working across organisations
Experience in research and development
Ability to work flexibly