Improvement Portfolio Lead

Ref: HIS966
Salary: £ 47,562 - £ 58,799 p.a.
Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh
Start date: Friday, August 4, 2017

About the role

Improvement Portfolio Lead (HIS966)
£47,562 - £58,799 (Band 8b)

The ihub is now actively seeking to recruit to one of its improvement portfolio lead posts following a review of its structure. This is an exciting time in the development of the ihub as its seeks to further develop and deliver a range of approaches that will support improvements in health and well being across Scotland. Portfolio Leads are an essential part of the new leadership and management infrastructure and will ensure that the ihub can deliver its forward work plan.

As a Portfolio Lead you will coordinate the scoping, design and management of a number of programmes within your portfolio. Currently the portfolio includes mental health and person-centred health and care but will include linking and working with a wide range of improvement programmes across the ihub. Consequently we are seeking an adaptable and experienced leader of quality improvement who is able to work with stakeholders and staff across a diverse range of subject areas to apply and use quality improvement in their context.

Post holders will require an ability to manage complex interactions and interfaces across a broad range of partners including local, national and international organisations such as Health and Social Care Partnerships, third sector, independent care sector, housing, NHS boards, Local Authorities, Scottish Government policy leads and international Strategic Partners.

Post holders will be expected to have significant experience and understanding of the interdependencies between national policies and initiatives to ensure that the focus of the work is based on the priority improvement challenges across health and social care.

You will be able to demonstrate significant management experience at senior level with a track record of working across sectors at national level and having developed effective working relationships. An expert in a field of improvement with a clear grasp of concepts and their practical application.

You must be able to demonstrate authentic leadership characterized by self awareness, reflective practice, openness, honesty and the ability to build trusting long term relationships with a wider range of stakeholders

Candidates are required to be educated to degree level and hold a masters degree in quality improvement (or equivalent knowledge and experience).

Further details of the work undertaken by the ihub can be downloaded from our website.

If you require any further information or would like an informal chat about the post please contact Rachael Lee, 0131 623 1281 (ext. 1281) Email:

Closing date: 4 September 2017 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20 September 2017

How to Apply

HIS966 - Application

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