We're delighted to be recruiting for a Director of Cloud Engineering and Operations for NHS NSS. Please click here to view the full job advert.

The closing date for applications is the 6th of December 2019 with an assessment centre taking place on Tuesday 17th of December. Final panel interviews will be held in January 2020.



Thank you for your interest in the role of Director of Cloud Engineering & Operations for NSS.  This is an exciting and challenging role which will be integral to supporting Health and Social Care services in the future, balancing the need for core IT systems with the move to digitally enabled services.  This is a unique opportunity to work not only in health but across the public sector providing leadership, support and collaboration as required. 

The successful candidate will be a member of the Digital and Security Senior Management Team and will have the opportunity to contribute across the range of NSS functions and services as well as from their own specific perspective.

The dimensions of the role provide a strong indicator of its importance and complexity.

We need you to have outstanding strategy, leadership and influencing skills. The ability to engage with multiple stakeholders and communicate your vision and ideas in a clear and concise manner is essential. You must be highly results–orientated but achieve those results working in partnership and with a keen eye for political sensitivity and the need to work as a team. It is vital that you demonstrate the values of NSS with openness, integrity, respect and care being at the heart of those values.

You will have extensive experience of leading through organisational change management processes and programmes with a track record of successful outcomes and deliverables. You will have a customer-orientated approach which will underpin all the activities of the Digital and Security Business Unit.

If the challenge of this role excites you and you think you have the skills and experience to fill the role, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Thank you,

Deryck Mitchelson

What is NHS NSS? 

NHS National Services Scotland is a National Healthboard supporting the NHS to provide the most efficient and effective service possible. Created to find national solutions to the issues facing the NHS they are positioned right at the heart of the service.

Their solutions aim to save money that can be reinvested in front line services providing a far better experience to the public. Operating at a national level allows NSS to share good practice and support those delivering the service to achieve the highest possible standards.

They aim to deliver on this through four strategic objectives

  • Put customers at the heart of everything we do
  • Increase our service value
  • Improve the Way we do things
  • Ensure that we're a great place to work 

You can find out more about NHS NSS on their website.

Achieving Results

Click here to read the NHS NSS 2017-2018 review.

NHS NSS are achieving results too. In their most recent annual report they achieved 77% of objectives set, including,

  • £36.2 million savings in the buying of goods and services
  • Reducing financial crime in NHSScotland by £3.3 million through Counter Fraud Services
  • Introducing 7,000 patients in Scotland to a home oxygen service
  • Delivering 95% of IT contracts as planned
  • Registering 532,000 new patients with the Chronic Medication Service, which cuts down the time spent with GPs. 


Why work for NHS NSS

NHS NSS rewards innovation and creativity. The challenges the organisation tackle require people who can look at problems from a number of different perspectives and find solutions others wouldn't see.

There are lots of opportunities for people who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of others across Scotland. 

The organisations values were agreed on by the staff in 2009 and they form the basis for their day to day operations. They are, 

  • Respect and care
  • Openness and integrity 
  • Focus on our customers
  • Commitment 
  • Excel and improve