Strategic Support Officer to IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network

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Strategic Support Officer to IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network

Hours: 17.5 hours per week
Location: This post holder can be hosted remotely, with the option for flexible working, and will be required to work across Scotland.
Salary: £35,884 - £42,212 p/a (pro-rata)
Closing date for application: 18/07/2021
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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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the executive group of the IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network is supported to meet its remit
  • Support the development and direction of the IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network as a whole group and represent their views
  • Liaise on behalf of the IJB Executive Group with national and local bodies, as determined by the executive
  • Liaise on behalf of the IJB Executive Group with Scottish Government
  • Undertake relevant research, briefings, responses to consultations, as agreed with the executive
  • Coordinate, plan and organise routine sessions of the network each year, and be the contact point for contributions to relevant national conferences
  • Support training, development and induction for members of IJB Chair and Vice Chair Network, as agreed

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 (

Education, qualifications and training:


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

Skills and knowledge competencies:


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

Evidence of above:

  • Application form
  • Interview
  • Qualifications
  • References

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