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Senior Specialist Lead (Professional Development)
Glasgow - 2 Central Quay

Agenda for Change Band 8A;  £40,833 to £49,000 per annum
Full Time; 37.5 Hours week

Who We Are 
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.
Full information on the recruiting department is available "here"

What You'll Do
The post holder will be responsible for the strategic management, development, quality assurance and evaluation of the Learning and Development Network for General Practice Nursing and the NHS Education for Scotland General Practice Nursing Programme (GPN Programme). The post holder is also involved in any other relevant educational development projects in primary care. The post holder is required to provide leadership, change management and project management expertise to ensure the delivery of these initiatives at national level.

Key tasks will include but will not be limited to:

·    Monitor the progress of individuals participating  in the programme and, based on these observations, identify and respond to any unmet learning needs or particular areas of difficulty that may need to be addressed. 
·    Act as an expert point of reference for programme participants facing challenges and barriers during their participation on the programme. 
·    Liaise with senior individuals in the public sector and professional groups.
·    Full managerial responsibility – budget holder for Networking and Learning and the GPN Programme, responsibility for organising all expenditure and accountable for expenditure in allocated budgets. 
·    Strategically plan and organise all projects and initiatives e.g. NES Peer Appraisal for General Practice Nurses, and provides regular interim reports, annual reports, and objectives. Achieves the required outcomes of the Medical Directorate in relation to this work stream

What You'll Bring
This will include but will not be limited to :

·    Degree level qualification with in-depth experience and post-graduate or post-registration study or equivalent experience
·    Membership of a relevant professional, management, or educational body and regulatory body
·    Significant experience in practice nursing and project management in primary care
·     Expertise in designing and contributing to educational events
·    Excellent interpersonal skills, being able to lead, articulate and network effectively, working with a wide range of stakeholders

Informal enquiries may be directed to Adrian Dalby, General Manager Medicine at adrian.dalby@nes.scot.nhs.uk 

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information Pack which includes a copy of the Job Description, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.

Please be aware that the NES online application system will not be available on Saturday 17 June 2017 due to essential system maintenance - it will not be possible to work on your application in the live system, or to submit your application form, on this date.

27 June 2017
11 July 2017
Please contact us at recruitment.hr@nes.scot.nhs.uk