Executive Support Officer (NHS Scotland Employees Only)

Favourite Scottish Ambulance Service
Ref no: SAS00259
Closes: Monday, 23rd October 2017
Published: Monday, 9th October 2017
Location: Various locations in Scotland
Salary: £0 per year
Hours: 37.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Scottish Ambulance Service
Category: Ambulance Service
Sub-category: Services

Job Information

Please note that only NHS Scotland Employees can apply for this post

Executive Support Officer 

Location - as per current board location and will involve frequent travel to meetings mainly in Edinburgh

Duration - 24 month secondment on existing terms and conditions

Closing date -  Monday 23rd October 2017 at midday

Job Description

Development Opportunity

Executive Support to the Board Chief Executives’ Group

A vacancy has arisen in the small executive team that has been created to support the NHS Scotland Health Board Chief Executives and other Executive Directors' groups.

It is anticipated that the successful applicant will already hold a relatively senior position in NHS Scotland and will use the opportunity of working with the Chief Executives to take a proactive approach and create real capacity to take forward many of the issues regularly under discussion.

Applicants should have an extensive knowledge of the NHS in Scotland and how to operate within it effectively. Applicants must also be able to work on their own initiative in order to provide a resource that will enable Chief Executives' to have a proactive, effective and timely response to emerging issues. The post will also work across the Executive Director groups (HR, Finance, Medical, Nursing, Planning and Public Health) to provide co-ordination and a cohesion to ensure the work of these groups aligns to that of the Chief Executives' Group.

This is an excellent career development opportunity. The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to the management and leadership agenda in NHS Scotland and will gain significant exposure to Board Chief Executives and Executive Directors.

Further Information

Informal enquiries should be made to David Bedwell, Director on 07889 068 039 or david.bedwell@nhs.net

How to Apply

An application pack and guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the vacancy advert.  Please note that applications for this vacancy will be submitted using the NHS Scotland Standard Application Form and not via the Apply Now button on My Job Scotland.

You can also request an application pack, please contact Euan Malcolm, Recruitment Assistant on 0131 319 3558 or euan.malcolm@nhs.net

Completed NHS Scotland Application Forms should sent to euan.malcolm@nhs.net no later than Midday on Monday 23rd October. Please note that the e-mail address you provide on the application form will be used to communicate any further correspondence relating to this vacancy.

As these opportunities are offered on a fixed term secondment basis applicants should ensure in advance that they would be released to take on this work if appointed.

Selection will be made on the basis of competitive interview.