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 with the chair, vice-chair and members of the executive of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) Chair and Vice-Chair Network, the main function is to co-ordinate and develop the network and support their approach to influencing national policy.
The post will sit as part of a wider policy team which 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 with colleagues in the Mental Health and Social Care Directorate, and with COSLA.
The post will be hosted in a local Health and Social Care Partnership. 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 Peter Murray, chair of IJB Chair and Vice-Chair Network (email@example.com)
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