Chief Executive ,NHS Shetland – Programme Manager

, Secondment / Fixed Term OpportunityProgramme Manager – Transformational Change (Ref: 34287)Full Time – 37.5 hours per week for a fixed 12 month period (initially) Band 8A – Salary Range £49,480 – £53,414 per annum Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,895 per annumA Relocation Allowance of up to £4,000 is also available

This contract is for a 12 month fixed-term Programme Manager post, to allow us to test the success of this new and exciting initiative. As Programme Manager you will lead the development of a Programme Management Office and manage a small team which will act as a central function to support change to occur in a way that is safe, effective, supported and meaningful. It will enable individuals and teams to embark on change; often taking forward ideas that they have wanted to pursue for some time – knowing that they have the backing of the organisation.

You and your team will:-

Enable – an individual or team that wishes to make a change often located in a localised area. The PMO will engage with them, undertake a brief process to support them in considering, designing and tracking the change and then log the change project centrally.

Support – wider changes that encompass a number of issues or areas or offer significant benefits to the organisation. This builds on the enabling process but the PMO will offer greater support and scrutiny if required. The PMO will engage with the staff leading this process on a regular basis and step in on occasion to ensure milestones are achieved or risk mitigations escalated.

Transform – Three to four large scale transformational projects will require significant support from the PMO with oversight provided by the Executive Team; these will need comprehensive PIDs and tracking tools to ensure they are delivered in a timely manner and are aligned to the Board’s strategic priorities.

If you wish to apply for this post as a secondment opportunity, you will need to discuss with your line manager before submitting an application.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity – Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to