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EEvIT Team Leader

Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team

Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Work from home
Salary: £50,965 to £55,016 (Band 8a)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 13th October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: 071154

Permanent, Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Edinburgh or Glasgow – home working will apply for the foreseeable future

Evidence and evaluation is critical in the implementation and spread of improvement as part of a multi-disciplinary approach. We are looking for a highly experienced individual with a passion for improvement in health and social care who can lead the team in the delivering quality specialist evidence and evaluation support to a wide range of programmes across Health and Social Care.

The Evidence and Evaluation for Improvement Team (EEvIT) sits within the Transformational Redesign Unit, which forms part of the Improvement Hub (ihub) within Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The ihub supports Health and Social Care Partnerships with complex, system-wide change in order to improve outcomes for the people of Scotland.

EEvIT provides evidence synthesis and evaluation support for improvement and service redesign teams across the ihub. EEvIT works with improvement teams in the use of evidence to inform and enhance the planning and development of their improvement work. In addition, EEvIT works with improvement teams to scope, develop and deliver evaluation of improvement and redesign work and support the sharing of learning.

This is a significant role, providing key line management and leadership to the team.

Potential post holders will have engaging and authentic leadership and interpersonal skills and an ability to work closely with senior leaders to develop successful collaborations across health and social care, with a focus on the community, and the third and independent sectors. You will be required to ensure that a broad range of credible, expert advice from a range of disciplines and specialist areas is available to inform all aspects of our work (intelligence gathering, evaluation, learning and spread).

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Line management, supervision and strategic guidance of the EEvIT Team, which is made up of a range of specialists.
  • Develop the EEvIT approach to scoping, contracting and project managing both internal and external support requests.
  • Develop and lead effective processes to enable EEvIT to support the ihub and partners using a range of evidence and evaluation approaches.
  • Develop effective processes to support knowledge capture and sharing within the ihub.
  • Represent EEvIT, the ihub and the Evidence Directorate on internal and external groups and fora, ensuring the link between evidence and improvement is understood, that the work of EEvIT is known within appropriate fora and influencing how internal and external partners develop approaches to the combination of evidence and improvement.

Candidates are required to be educated to degree level and either hold a master’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent knowledge and experience in improving services in health and social care.

Further information about the role is available from Diana Hekerem, Head of Transformational Redesign Support (by email at diana.hekerem@nhs.scot, or by phone at 07815700389).

Applications must be submitted online via: https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=71489&advert=external

Closing date for applications: 24 October 2021 at midnight

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 8 and 9 November 2021 via MS Teams.

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