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Programme Director

£88385 - £92424 per annum

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

NHS Lothian covers Edinburgh city, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian. We are the second largest health system in NHS Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards. We have strategic partnerships with local Universities, Local Authorities and our four Integration Joint Boards. We serve a population of 900,000, providing a range of primary, community based and acute hospital services. We also provide regional and national services across a range of clinical specialties.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual to lead a major capital project within NHS Lothian forming part of a £1b development programme. In this pivotal role, you will lead a NHS Lothian Project Team ensuring delivery of a modern, fit for purpose facility. You will be expected to embrace the changes in the delivery of health care and to identify and implement innovative, transformative solutions that support the Boards objectives. This is a real opportunity to be actively involved in shaping the future of the Board's estate to meet the emerging future ways of working and delivering quality care.

You will apply sound judgement and provide advice at the most senior level on the risks and opportunities the Board faces and the ways these can be addressed. To be successful in this role you will need experience of leading either a large acute healthcare project, with knowledge and understanding of the statutory and compliance requirements applied to the healthcare environment, or other large development project out with the healthcare sector in addition to a proven track record in the delivery of complex programmes of development and construction. You must have successfully led large multi-disciplinary teams and have significant experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships either within NHS organisations, local government and community groups or the private sector.

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Interested parties should contact our retained consultant, Iain Atkinson, Associate Director, Eden Scott by phone on 07714 124 033 or by email to discuss the recruitment process prior to submitting an application.

Closing date for applications is 5 December 2021.

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