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Professional Advisor and Governance Lead

Job summary

£64698 - £74675
Dundee and Glasgow
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
04 October 2021 at midnight
IRC88986 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

Social Security Scotland is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government set up to deliver devolved and new benefits. We deliver Social Security with dignity, fairness and respect to people from all walks of life including carers, young people and people on low incomes.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Professional Advisor & Governance Lead to join our team.  Reporting to the Head of Operations (Health & Social Care), providing support to the Chief Officer (Health & Social Care Operations) and other team members on all professional matters. The Professional Advisor & Governance Lead will provide expert professional leadership and ensure effective health & social care governance in addition to providing advice on all aspects of practice including children, adult, mental health, learning disability and older people.

This is an exciting time of expansion for our organisation and as such the successful candidate for this role will be enthusiastic and forward thinking.  We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate highly effective communication skills and an ability to liaise with individuals at all levels of the organisation and ensure robust systems and processes are in place.

• This is a permanent and pensionable appointment. Health professional staff providing health assessments and medical opinion in relation to the administration of disability benefits, and who are existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme, will be permitted continued access to the NHS Pension Scheme. 
•Professional membership registration costs paid by Social Security Scotland.

Essential criteria and how to apply
• Relevant professional qualifications and registration with NMC/HCPC 
• Evidence of expert professional leadership, ensuring effective health & social care governance.
• Ability to develop, implement and continuously review professional assurance and monitoring frameworks and set targets for improvement for senior practitioners and learning & development leads.
• Experience of promoting systemic improvements in the delivery of a range of high quality, safe and effective services.

To apply, please submit a CV outlining your relevant skills and qualifications for the role and a personal statement (of no more than 500 words) which demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria for this role.

Your CV and statement should be submitted as one document via the online application form using the 'apply' button below.

If you would like further information on this role please contact jillian.fraser@socialsecurity.gov.scot to arrange an informal chat.

Interview and assessment information
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

Candidates who are successful in the initial stage will be invited to assessment and interview where you will be scored against 6 competencies from the Scottish Governments ‘Skills for Success’ framework, these will be;
People Management
Leading Others
Analysis and use of Evidence
Financial Management
Communications and Engagement
Improving Performance

Further information about Social Security Scotland and the work that we do can be found on our website at  Social Security Scotland - Homepage.

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