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Head of Programme (Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals)
Edinburgh or Glasgow
Agenda for Change Band 8C; £57, 232 to £70, 559 per annum
Full Time; 37.5 hours per week 
Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity for 12 months

Who We Are
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is a national special health board which provides education, training and workforce development for those who work in and with NHSScotland.  Working in partnership with our stakeholders in health and social care, we aim to provide education that enables excellence in health and care for the people of Scotland.

What You’ll Do
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic leader for 1 year in the first instance, to join our senior clinical education team. The post holder will lead on a portfolio of work, primarily providing strategic leadership and future-focused direction for midwifery and child health nursing. This will include providing leadership for the commissioning and monitoring of health visitor and school nurse programmes of education.

The post holder will also contribute to key Directorate development activities aligned to national priorities, and the delivery of strategic outcomes linked to key policy drivers, including Setting the Direction for Nursing and Midwifery Education in Scotland (Scottish Government 2014) and Excellence in Care (Scottish Government 2015) and The Best Start: A Five-Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland (Scottish Government 2017).

What You’ll Bring
Educated to Masters degree or evidence of equivalent learning, the post holder will hold current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and have substantial experience across midwifery and/ or child health practice and education.

Excellent communication, negotiation, organisational, management and leadership skills are essential, along with a good understanding of practice, education and professional structures and processes, including NMC regulation and standards.

Core to the post is the ability to analyse information, understand complex arguments, make judgements and reconcile competing demands.

This post is for 1 year fixed term however, applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity. 

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. If you would like further information, please contact Susan Key, Associate Director, NMAHP Directorate at susan.key@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date. 
30 April 2017
Anticipated to be held 17 May 2017 (TBC)
Please contact us at recruitment.hr@nes.scot.nhs.uk